Single Rules And Games - released 23rd March 2009
Album Memory And Humanity in stores now
(Join Us Records)
Rushing in on a wave of adrenalin and stomping rhythms, Rules And Games rubber stamps Funeral For A Friend's current sense of invigoration and joyful enthusiasm. As the opening track on the recently released Memory And Humanity album it convincingly sets out the quintet's stall in brash and confident form.
Currently touring the world in support of the album (the band are Stateside for six weeks, then visiting Mexico, Japan, Asia and Australia - where they tour for a week with the Soundwave Festival), they will return to the UK in March for a string of dates.
Talking about Rules And Games, frontman Matt Davies said, "The conservative media has made an aggressive stand point on targeting current rock acts as the reasons behind the current fears that the youths of today are becoming more involved in self harming and suicide. We all know these claims are just a way of passing the buck away from the truth. In a day and age where the idea of family seems to have been forgotten, most adults work stupid hours in an effort to keep their jobs and status and lives together but sacrifice their families in the process."
The band will also hit the road to support the release. Catch them live at one of the following:
Mon 23 Mar PONTYPRIDD Muni Arts Centre
Tue 24 Mar DERBY University
Wed 25 Mar GLASGOW QMU
Fri 27 Mar LEEDS Rios
Sat 28 Mar LONDON ULU
Mon 30 Mar SHEFFIELD University Foundry
Tue 31 Mar NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
One of the UK's most successful rock acts, Funeral For A Friend have notched up a staggering number of successes during their illustrious six year career. Three gold selling albums. Nine Top 20 singles. Half a decade of global touring taking in Singapore, Thailand, Australasia, Japan, America and every corner of Europe. Twenty plus magazine front covers in the UK. Headlining the NME Awards tour in 2005. Supporting the likes of Iron Maiden, Linkin Park and My Chemical Romance. Selling out the 8,000 tickets for an Alexandra Palace show in a heartbeat. Winning BT Digital Artist of the Year in 2007.