Wednesday 5 May 2010, 12:13 | By

Friendly Fires fear “doing an MGMT”

In The Studio

Still hard at work writing songs for their second album, Friendly Fires’ Edd Gibson says the band are hoping to learn a few lessons from MGMT’s recent comeback.

He told The Daily Record: “I really hope we are not going to do what MGMT did.Whatever it is they have done, we want to steer well clear of it.I don’t understand why they would make such a leap, go from great pop songs to just any old acoustic music played in anyone’s bedroom”.

In a addition to not changing their sound too much, the band have also kept their recording set up much the same as before, with frontman Ed Macfarlane continuing to produce new recordings in his garage. Gibson explained: “As we speak we are in Ed’s garage, where we did the first album, trying to write new songs.We haven’t moved on to some lavish studio, we’re back where it all began. It’s nice we are still doing it that way, we’re our own bosses.I’m in the garden, there are birds tweeting, it’s really nice. I don’t think we are ready for the high gloss studios yet.We haven’t really changed anything dramatically apart from the gear that we are using”.

He added that the band have currently completed four new songs for the album, and will air at least one of them live this summer.

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