We’ve tracked the progress of Brighton band Fickle Friends for some time now, ever since their fantastic song Swim first came to our attention about 18 months ago. This year, they’ve stepped up a gear in preparation for what is likely to be a big 2017 for them in which their debut album will finally see daylight.
One of their releases earlier this year though underlined the bands skill at turning out polished, accomplished, perfect pop. A former Sync Track of the Week, Cry Baby is superbly layered, full of hooks, and is an all-round cracking pop tune. It’s number four on our list of our ten favourite tracks of 2016, and as much as we love the video that accompanies the song, we’ve picked their Vevo dscvr performance of the song to underline just what a class act they are live too. (See also our review of the Exeter show on their recent UK tour.)
Fickle Friends – Cry Baby