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Tip of The Week: Friends Electric - Golden Blood

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Dan Lucas Dan Lucas | 10:35 UK time, Monday, 14 March 2011

You know I hate to ask
But are friends electric?
Only mine's broke down
And now I've no-one to love

Was it this Gary Numan verse that gave rise to the name Friends Electric? I don't know. Probably. What I do know is that Friends Electric are a young four piece from a small town called Neath, a place 'as far from the hip clubs of London as it’s possible to get without crossing water', as they put it.

The band first started to take shape when the boys were just 14 years old, but after sneaking in to a Soulwax show they decided to swap their guitars for synths. They moved in together and started cracking on writing 'slinky rhythms and euphoric beats'.

They've already played at SXSW, and if you want to hear how good they sound live, why not get yourself over to Stuck! Festival in Salzburg where they are playing this summer. Having supported the likes of  Frankmusik, and re-mixed tracks for Ellie Goulding and Noisettes, they're not messing around with getting themselves out there.

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This track, Golden Blood, is our latest addition to the Radio 1 playlist, and they've made a nice little video for it too. Until next week...









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