Funeral For A Friend unveil ‘Best Friends And Hospital Beds’


Rogue Mag Music - Funeral For A Friend - Conduit

Having recently announced the forthcoming release of the sixth studio album of their formidable career, Funeral For A Friend have now unveiled the first single to be taken from ‘Conduit’. The track, ‘Best Friends And Hospital Beds’, revolves around themes of friendship and death with the accompanying music video (directed by Ryan Mackfall) set in a bleak and derelict landscape. The single will be released on 12th November following the band’s appearance at the now sold out Vans Warped Tour UK date at London’s Alexandra Palace on 10th November.

‘Conduit’ will be available for pre-order this Friday 12th October. All pre-orders of the album will include an exclusive live CD of the band’s 2011 headline performance at the Roundhouse which you won’t be able to get anywhere else. The album will be available on CD, digital, 12” (including download link) and a special boxset including a signed poster, t-shirt, exclusive hand written making of booklet and cassette.

Rogue Mag Music - Funeral For A Friend announce sixth studio album ‘Conduit’

‘Conduit’ is a tightly wound collection of tracks, again produced with Romesh Dodangoda, bursting with emotion and personal conflict but also full of commentary on the inner workings and experiences of an established band. The title track itself is about, as Davies-Kreye puts it, “the transcendental act of performing to an audience. It’s a major component of what this band is about and even though in the confines of a room, even though we’ve never met there’s this bond between us and the people through the music.” The album clocks in at not much longer than 30 minutes and ‘Conduit’ definitely marks some changes for the band. However, Davies-Kreye matter of factly states “It wears its heart on its sleeve in terms of it representing the scene of music that spawned us. It’s not trying to be a rebirth or anything cheesy like that. It’s just honest and I hope that’s evident from those who listen to it. In my heart it would be rad for people to take these songs and love them as much as the others they love and come to a show on a tour and sing them as hard to us as we do to them. That would be beautiful.”

2013 tour dates

Wed 23 Jan – Belfast – Limelight
Thu 24 Jan – Derry – Nerve Centre
Fri 25 Jan – Cork – Cypress Avenue
Sat 26 Jan – Dublin – Fibber Magees
Mon 28 Jan – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
Tue 29 Jan – Bristol – The Fleece
Wed 30 Jan – Plymouth – White Rabbit
Thu 31 Jan – Exeter – Cavern
Sat 02 Feb – Bournemouth – Sound Circus
Sun 03 Feb – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 04 Feb – Brighton – The Haunt
Wed 06 Feb – Margate – Westcoast Bar
Thu 07 Feb – Cambridge – The Junction
Fri 08 Feb – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
Sat 09 Feb – Norwich – Waterfront
Mon 11 Feb – York – The Duchess
Tue 12 Feb – Leeds – Cockpit
Wed 13 Feb – Glasgow – King Tuts
Thu 14 Feb – Newcastle – Uni. Students Union – Venue
Sat 16 Feb – Manchester – NQ Live
Sun 17 Feb – Stoke – Sugarmill
Mon 18 Feb – London – Garage
Tue 19 Feb – Birmingham – Asylum


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