The cool kids have arrived at the party, and their name is Brand New Friend.
I’m envisioning a sweaty club, packed to the rafters, dancefloor hopping, and the crowd all eagerly singing along to earworm-worthy chorus of this debut track, I Was an Astronaut by Northern Ireland’s Brand New Friend. Because it will happen.
The youthful exuberance and tight indie pop musicianship hooks you immediately. This is young and hungry at its best. An astronaut they may need to be to keep up with the inevitable and meteoric rise of Brand New Friend.
Would pair nicely on a playlist somewhere between A Plastic Rose and The Violent Femmes.