Formation current with new single “A Friend”

By on February 7, 2017

The London band Formation has released the music video for their new single “A Friend” and the upcoming debut album is released on 24 March. “A Friend” is a foolish pop song, a bit like a psychedelic Killers, minus showbiz glitter which instead has been replaced with cheap coffee and cigarettes.

The front man Will Ritson comments: “‘A Friend’ kicks off with pummelling immediacy; lyrics that read like age-old maxims are spat out, while bleeps and ticks of percussion misdirect you. It’s all ducking and weaving, building and growing…Snapshot moments of space allow you seconds of relief before the song dives into its anthemic resolution. “And when I’m alone you are my only friend,” it screams, hitting you right where it matters most…”

“This is reflected perfectly in the music video, directed by Davis Silas, where the drama of the music is taken to visual extremes. It becomes a twisted, violent dance that transcends the line between lover and enemy, protagonist and belligerent. The narrative is as passionate and relentless, choosing to reference key lyrics at the right moment. All contained on a rolling tube carriage, but who knows where it’s going?”

A Friend” gives a hint of what’s to come on the long-awaited debut album ‘Look At The Powerful People’ that is released on 24 March. Co-produced by Adele and The Strokes engineer Ben Baptie well as House producer and DJ Leon Vynehall is ‘Look At The Powerful People’ filled with the same intensity as Andrew Weatherall’s touch on Screamadelica.

Formation are set to be among the surprise breakout stars of 2017.”
– The Times

They tap into the avant-funk action of Dinosaur L, Liquid Liquid and their postdisco/nowave ilk.”
– The Guardian

One of pop’s brightest prospects in yonks.”
– DIY

Channelling Bowie and Iggy for their freestyles.”
– NME

Master crafters of sweaty, hook-filled, cowbell-clanging dance-pop tipped for great things.”
– FACT

London twins fashion politically charged post-punk grooves.”
– Q

A band able to whip punk, pop, disco, guitars and a hi-tempo live edge into a repertoire of genuine songs.”
– Mixmag

Listen to the song “A Friend” here >>

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