Friendly Fires burning bright at street party

Friendly Fires, who are playing at Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations - for the second time
Friendly Fires, who are playing at Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations - for the second time
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ST Albans’ Friendly Fires are simply one of the best live acts around.

The Mercury and Brit nominees went down a storm at every major festival this year, so music fans in the Capital are in for a real treat as they turn in a performance at the Street Party.

Earlier this year, the band cemented their reputation with a second album of infectious indie-dance in as many years.

“If we had a manifesto for this album,” says lead singer and Ed Macfarlane, “it was a simple one – make an exciting, colourful pop record.”

“Our goal is to make vibrant, widescreen songs,” adds guitarist Edd Gibson. “But they must retain a spontaneity, have an energy and mysticism around them.”

Friendly Fires, Edinburgh’S Hogmanay Street Party, West End Stage, stage live from 9pm to 1am, £15, 0844 894 2011