Thu Oct 19 2023
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Under 16s with an adult
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Brought together through a shared love of progressive indie-pop, Make Friends formed whilst studying in Bath. The band really found their sound when they migrated a few miles down the road to Bristol and began working with producer Peter Sené, a touring member of Everything Everything and John Grant.
Whilst the band take cues from contemporaries such as Sam Fender and Sundara Karma, their inspiration has always been driven from classics, be that the bass-driven groove of The Police or the atmospheric, chorus guitars of The Cure. Make Friends have never found themselves put into boxes and freedom during their writing has always been important, giving them the space to push boundaries and try something totally new.
With their most recent 3rd body of work ‘Is This Real’, once again produced with Sené, the band continued to build on the formula that has got them so far, but with the dials turned up universally. The songwriting became more nuanced, the production stepped up and the mixing - courtesy of Invada Studios’, James Trevascus (Beak, Billy Nomates) - gave their music the superior sound it deserved.
To the delight of long-term industry fans James Threlfall (BBC Introducing), Radio X’s Jack Wood, who described the track ‘Sleep Sound’ as his “anthem of the summer” and Amazing Radio DJs Shell Zenner and Charlie Ashcroft, who have continually supported them, playlisting each release from their recent EP ‘Is This Real’.
Thu Oct 19 2023 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM