Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Barnaby Baker


Influences

The Cure, Thompson Twins, M83, The Police, INXS, Cigarettes After Sex, U2


Website

www.friendsoffriendsband.com

Bio

After the breakup of his band, front man Barnaby Baker has been working hard to bring the Friends of Friends to the forefront of Australian Alt-pop.

Setting the tone with ambient soundscapes, off centred riffs and brazen percussion, Friends of Friends draws from an introspective view of coming-of-age in coastal towns across Queensland. With a new wave influence complimented by post-punk and electronic, their sound entangles the line between pop, melancholic alternative and dance. Having stark contrasts in lyrical and sonic themes, Friends of Friends oppose percussive, tight licks and screaming guitar lines with moody atmospheres and a dance-driven bass that rests upon infectious drum rhythms.

With the release of their next run of singles, Friends of Friends is creating ambitious alt-pop that will have you dancing with your friends, or comforting you when they aren’t around.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

27 Aug 2019

Triple J
35

The tinny snap of that snare and the stutter of the guitar have that INXS sound with a modern pop outlook. A good next step for FoF.

The tinny snap of that snare and the stutter of the guitar have that INXS sound with a modern pop outlook. A good next step for FoF.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

14 Aug 2018

Triple J
35

Sparkling guitar parts and wavy synths that'll make fans out of 1975 loyalists

Sparkling guitar parts and wavy synths that'll make fans out of 1975 loyalists