“Falter” the newest release by Bristol’s very own Make Friends, is a radiant blend of indie rock aesthetics, combined with the tenderness of soft pop and dreamy world-music undertones. This track isn’t just a mere song; it’s an ever-evolving musical exploration, pushing boundaries far beyond the sporadic choruses, continuously unfurling its magic. There’s a haunting beauty in the track, not only in its musicality but in its lyricism as well. Reflecting upon fractured relationships, “Falter” delves deep into the unsaid conversations, highlighting the gradual disintegration of bonds and the self. Produced by Ed Nash of Bombay Bicycle Club, this song has undoubtedly been honed to perfection, marking a thrilling new chapter for Make Friends.
With its uncanny ability to deliver memorable hooks, especially through the strategic layering of vocals, “Falter” bears a striking resemblance to what made The Foals a global sensation. The instrumentation is thoughtfully crafted, drawing inspiration from acts like Bombay Bicycle Club, Everything Everything or alt-j, thereby transporting listeners into a world where indie rock, pop, and world music coalesce. After the success of their EP “Is This Real” in 2021, “Falter” further solidifies Make Friends’ position in the music realm as great makers of alternative indie-pop-rock.
About Make Friends:
Make Friends isn’t just another name in the UK’s indie pop scene; they are a force to be reckoned with. Formed six years ago, the Bristol-based band rapidly rose to prominence, drawing inspiration from the indie-dance punk of “Antidotes”-Era Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club’s melodic alt-pop. With tracks like “Ellie” amassing over half a million plays and earning them an esteemed session at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Introducing, Make Friends consistently showcased their undeniable talent and potential. Joining hands with Ed Nash, who has lauded them as one of the UK’s most talented yet underrated guitar bands, the band is now on a trajectory to become one of the UK’s most notable musical exports. As they embark on their next headlining shows in London and Bristol, there’s no denying that Make Friends is a band destined for greatness.