Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
Friendly Fires cover Lykke Li
BeggarsSooo this will be a brief – super-brief – one on account of me actually writing it up more than a week in advance while my head tries to process everything I need to get done before decamping for Austin.
UK indie-dance outfit Friendly Fires seem to have a Forrest Gump-like knack for getting on tours with some of the buzziest acts of the day. They’re here next week – March 31 – for a sold-out show at Lee’s Palace alongside White Lies and The Soft Pack and last year, they rolled in as support for Lykke Li, who you could understatedly say had a good 2008.
To mark their good fortune, the band decided to record a cover of one of Ms Zachrisson’s songs and did a pretty decent job of maintaining its slinkiness, which is no mean feat considering that they don’t have her innate qualities – which is to say being Swedish and sexy.
And I know that Friendly Fires are a trio – but I couldn’t make them all fit in the image crop. My apologies to unnamed, excised Friendly Fire dude.
MP3: Friendly Fires – “I’m Good I’m Gone”
Video: Lykke Li – “I’m Good I’m Gone”