Wednesday 21 December 2011

Friends - I'm His Girl

On December 5th the BBC announced the nominees for the BBC Sound of 2012, with the final shortlisted five being announced in early January. The Gizzle will be reviewing each of the fifteen longlisted nominees leading up to the final announcement.
Friends are like a more laidback version of The Ting Tings.  The Brooklyn based quintet formed back in 2010, naming themselves after the Beach Boys album of the same name.  They describe their sound as 'weird-pop', which is rather fitting.  Sultry bass guitar lines fuzz with driving, dry percussion, cheeky cowbell and singer Samantha Urbani's speech-song delivery.  It's a hazy mix: part nostalgia and part icy cool ennui.  I'm His Girl follows the dizzying Friend Crush - it's a catchier affair, with Urbani stating "I'm his girl" with a confident, knowing wink.  This is music for sexy, lazy afternoons which the video perfectly compliments.
Listen: Both I'm His Girl and Friend Crush are available now.
Watch: Friends are touring the UK in February.