Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Friendly Fires Announce 'Pala' Release Date

Friendly Fires have announced they are set to release their second album, 'Pala', on May 16th.

Releasing their debut album in 2008, the trio became a slow burning success. Kept in the charts by continual touring, Friendly Fires enjoyed massive success. Since then, the band have kept a low profile.

Returning to the studio, Friendly Fires began work once again with producer Paul Epworth, who worked with them in England, France and New York.

Named 'Pala' - after the island in Aldous Huxley’s 1962 novel ‘Island’ - the band's second album is due to drop on May 16th.

The band will be playing some Canadian dates shortly after the album’s release:

  • 5/28 Theatre Corona, Montreal, QC
  • 5/30 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON
  • 5/30 Wrongbar, Toronto, ON (after party DJ set)
  • 6/4 Venue, Vancouver BC
The art work for 'Pala' features a photograph of a parrot shot by famed fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø, while guests on the album include The Harlem Gospel Choir and Holy Ghost’s Alex Frankel.

  1. Live Those Days Tonight
  2. Blue Cassette
  3. Running Away
  4. Hawaiian Air
  5. Hurting
  6. Pala
  7. Show Me Lights
  8. True Love
  9. Pull Me Back To Earth
  10. Chimes
  11. Helpless