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Friends in America – ‘Flat Tire (I Can Cope)’

Friends In America are a duo consisting of Matthew Rawlings and Hamish Black, who make atmospheric synth assisted post-rock and heartfelt indie, anchored by lyrics than claim to draw influence from the likes of Charles Bukowski and Phillip Larkin. On new single ‘Flat Tire (I Can Cope)’ they sound like Elliott Smith fronting some of Depeche … Continue Reading ››

Friends In America – Be in Love

After three years of relative quiet, and a succession of line-up changes, Glasgow based Friends in America return with their first full release since 2013. Self-recorded and released EP Be in Love sees founding members Matthew Rawlings and Hamish Black, refashion the alt-pop outfit as a duo. On first listen opening track, and record highlight, ‘Bad Pint’ … Continue Reading ››

EmuBands Christmas Party with Carnivores, Friends In America, FOREIGNFOX at Flat 0/1, 4/12/14

A Quiet Night In presents EmuBands 1st Annual Christmas Party with Carnivores, Friends In America, FOREIGNFOX at Flat 0/1, 4/12/14 It’s hard to feel in the Christmas sprit when it’s finals week and the Scottish weather is at worse. However, EmuBands have kindly put on a relatively earlier Christmas party with an impressive line-up of Scottish rock … Continue Reading ››

Campfires In Winter Christmas Party

Campfires In Winter have announced a special Christmas show at Sloans Grand Ballroom on December 17, featuring friends and special guests. It seems like the summer festival season is only just over yet the inevitable John Lewis Christmas advert is just around the corner. It’s likely that your Christmas spirit is still locked away in the loft … Continue Reading ››

Friends In America at Sleazy’s, 15/5/14

After getting off to a not-so-peachy start due to frontman Matthew Rawlings’ guitar deciding to “throw a tantrum” at the thought of opening with the guitar line from ‘Are You Alright?’, it seems Friends In America have some ground to make up – though Rawlings’ light-hearted conversation prevents things getting too awkward. Throughout the set, which … Continue Reading ››

Friends In America – ‘The More I Have, The Less I Own (The More I Learn, The Less I Know)’

Following on from last year’s impeccable What It Is To Be mini-album, Friends In America’s first “official” release to date, the Glasgow-based quartet have waste no time in producing a follow-up single. ‘The More I Have, The Less I Own (The More I Learn, The Less I Know)’ is three and a half minutes of not-quite-pop … Continue Reading ››