Following a UK mainland tour with Pretty Vicious and Irish dates with Feeder, Brand New Friend have released the title track of their forthcoming debut album, Seatbelts For Aeroplanes. Preorder the album, out 27 April 2018. Listen to the title track below.
This is the second single from the album to arrive, following the track ‘Girl’ which received great airplay from Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart on Radio 1, John Kennedy on Radio X and 6Music’s Steve Lamacq.
'Seatbelts For Aeroplanes' is a song about "two people desperately trying to keep a relationship alive” explains vocalist Taylor. “The opening line comes from an off-the-cuff remark my little brother made on a flight home from Newcastle. He turned to me and asked 'What's the point of having a seatbelt on an aeroplane? It's hardly going to save anyone's life if we fall out of the sky'. I just thought 'I'm having that'! It became the central metaphor for the whole song. I was going through a bad break-up at the time and I remember thinking that even if I can't be with that person forever, I'd love to at least be a happy memory for them one day.”
The band continue to tour in April and throughout the year in support of the album. Dates below:
APRIL (Irish tour)
20 Omagh @ Top of the Town
26 Derry @ Sandino’s
27 Portrush @ Kiwi’s
28 Belfast @ Black Box – headline show
20 London @ The Garage (with Starcrawler)
23 Belfast @ Custom House Square (with Kodaline and Lewis Capaldi)
Further dates to be announced.