Friends Electric - Golden Blood

Wednesday 10 November 2010, 10:27

James McLaren James McLaren

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It's easy at the moment to think all the new bands coming out of Wales are of the rockular persuasion, but of course that's not the whole story. Neath's Friends Electric are one band who have ditched six-strings for the beauty of synths.

Friends Electric

Friends Electric

They release a new single, Golden Blood, on 29 November and it's been picked up by radio stations across the country, including Radio 2, Xfm and here on Radio Wales. Also, they've appeared on the Best of MySpace playlist and the Daily Download on

It's easy to see why. It's a light, airy indie-dance track with a big, insistent melody that stands alone as a radio track but could easily have its beats steroid-pumped for a club smash. Work with me here, but it puts me in mind of The Klaxons (in a good way).

Watch the video for Golden Blood on their YouTube channel.

Friends Electric are ones to watch for sure, given their tours with the likes of Frankmusik and remixes for top-drawer talent like Kelis, Ellie Goulding and The Noisettes.

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