Fight For Friday Release ‘Someone You Could Trust’:

Manchester Pop-Punks Fight For Friday have released their bouncy new EP ‘Someone You Could Trust’. Available digitally (here) and physically (here), the five-tracker takes its title from a beloved The Wonder Year’s song, with vocalist/guitarist Seb Harper revealing: “It is relevant in the context of the EP and the message we are trying to convey: the effect that other people can have on someone’s happiness, health, and life experience.” Appearing on the EP, the band recently released a video for single ‘Target Practice’ with  Harper commenting: “It’s the most intense and serious song that we’ve ever written. It’s about how people when they see you doing better than them, try to drag you down. As the song is intense and dark, we decided to film it in my living room as a place to relax, it contrasts with that vibe.”

 

 

Fight For Friday is completed by Lloyd Scott-McCullough on Lead Guitar, Sol Barrow on Bass and Matthew Grosvenor on Drums. It is their first band, beginning life as an extra-curricular school activity at the tender age of 14 and seeing them pick a name which “sounded pretty cool. Not so much anymore.” Now seeing the eldest member turn 20, they find themselves in the position of “having spent four years experimenting and undergoing a line-up change. We’ve achieved more than we’d initially hoped – playing at huge venues; releasing our first EP and touring the UK twice. The best thing about this band is the natural bond and growth that we have. We are nothing more than a high school band that didn’t stop, carrying on to get to the stage that we are now. It wasn’t the quickest journey but it definitely been the most fun.”

 

 

 

1. Life Hits You Hard
2. Take it Or Leave it
3. I Feel Bad, But You Should Feel Worse
4. Target Practice
5. Headache

 

 

 

Recording ‘Someone You Could Trust’ took place at White Bear Studios, with engineer David Page at the helm. Describing the material as being the result of “feeling depressed and fun riffs”, the band recalls that the creative process was led by allowing ideas to flow and “riding the wave”, rather than overthinking. Taking the title from a beloved The Wonder Years song, the EP covers topics such as mediocrity, false apologies, standing up to negative people and mental health awareness. Within the genre they are inspired by the likes of The Story So Far and New Found Glory, creating a scrappy and lively pop-punk, in combination with flairs borrowed from classic rock and hardcore, saying: “We’ve taken influences from heavier bands along with bringing more introspective emotional vibes into the mix. There’s a huge range of different influences going into our music. It differs hugely from our last EP, it just feels right.”

Catch Fight For Friday live at the following, recently announced dates:

27th May – Croft Rock Festival, Barrow in Furness
1st June – The Salty Dog, Northwich
13th July – The Bobbin, Lancaster
20th July – BUMS, Barrow
21st July – Club Rock, Carlisle
22nd July – Jimmy’s, Manchester
24th July – Bloc, Glasgow
25th July – West Street Live, Sheffield
26th July – The Slaughtered Lamb, London
28th July- SingleShot Vinyl & Coffeeshop, Leeds