Friendly Fires – ‘Heaven Let Me In’
How’s this for a bit of magic? Friendly Fires are now over seven years removed from sophomore LP Pala, but the steady return they kicked off in April with ‘Love Like Waves’ and a Brixton Academy sell-out is looking rather like a roaring success.
Taken from an as-yet-unfinished and as-yet-untitled full-length, this team-up with Disclosure (!) and Alex Metric (!) harks back to a time before Dick Strawbridge, when a mention of French house would conjure indelible scenes of Stardust grooving over rolling hills rather than a run-down château with as many less-than-endearing quirks as Human After All. If the soundtrack for life after death really does have as much verve as this, we’re in for a pretty good time.