AT LAST!! After many festival appearances, high-profile support slots and millions of Spotify streams, the five piece Fickle Friends have finally released their debut album, You Are Someone Else.
Fickle Friends have been on my radar for some time now, since releasing two EPs, Velvet in 2015 and Glue in 2017, as well as many stand-alone singles to keep us eager, so it’s safe to say it was about time for a debut LP.
Since forming in 2013, the indie pop band from Brighton have quickly risen to prominence having appeared at numerous gigs for two years before signing with Polydor Records, and now released a sixteen-song album with upbeat vocals and catchy hooks.
Kicking off with their latest single, ‘Wake Me Up’, which is a lively, pop-like track, the tone is set for the rest of the album! The album highlights for me include Brooklyn, which delivers the lyrics that titles the album “you are someone else”, and Glue, which is an old favourite from the band with the same name and serves as an excuse to break out the disco ball.
Other songs that stood out were Say No More which is such a catchy tune and the final track, entitled Useless, which delivers a low bass, and leaves us wanting more.
The voice of lead singer Natassja ‘Natti’ Shiner stands out with every song and it is no surprise that the album was recorded in Los Angeles with many influences from American contemporary music and artists.
All in all, the sixteen song collection is an enjoyable listen and is ready made for summer evenings. Fickle Friends have created a solid alternative pop album with plenty of catchy songs to command repeat listens and proves to be worth the long wait.
We are confident this will set up the five piece band for a very long and successful career and we will keep an eye on them as they continue grow, eagerly waiting for more music.
Official Noise Rating: – Fickle Friends – Someone Else: – 4/5
Listen to their debut album here: