Friendly Fires Find "Samba, Calypso Vibe" For Second Album

Friendly Fires Find 'Samba, Calypso Vibe' For Second Album
UK indie dance upstarts Friendly Fires have begun plotting the follow-up to the group's 2008 self-titled debut, which, according to the band, will be a Peruvian, "Festejo"-inspired record.

Talking to BBC News, the band's front-man Ed MacFarlane said of the new record: "It's that samba, calypso vibe that's been pushed further. It's a progression from [single] 'Jump in the Pool.' It's really Brazilian. There's no 4/4 drum beats, it's all traditional samba rhythms."

He added of the samba influence: "It's something that we've been experimenting with and we really like. It's something a bit different from just doing more traditional disco-inspired music."

MacFarlane didn't give any indication of when the new, yet-untitled record could be released, but did say a taster single should be out this August.