Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire

BandRockPunk

A SONIC BOOM OF MALODIC GUITARS AND SING SONG VOCALS WITH WEIRD COSMIC PARTS.WEIRD AND CATCHY.TRIPPY AND FOCUSED AS SERIOUS AS A HART-ATTACK AND AS TIGHT AS INGINA. STRAIGHT OUT OF THE TIMISKAMING RESERVE COMES THIS BAND OF INDIANS; FRIENDLY FIRE.

Biography

Friendly Fire is Darrell McBride, his sister Kelly McBride and life long friend Alison McBride, hard rocking Algonquin Indians from Timiskaming Nation in Northern Quebec. Their story is one of a deep commitment to music, tireless work and overcoming the odds. They have been playing music together since 1995, in an assortment of bands, coming together as Friendly Fire in 2001. Veterans of over 200+ live engagements, Friendly Fire has is garnering a lot of attention from Canadian and US music labels and generating a lot of word of mouth buzz.

“We come out to play shows for two reasons”, says Darrell McBride “to rock hard and to make people happy”. They come from the land of poutine and rebellion and their music is mix of the Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Green Day and the space gypsy rock of the Mars Volta. “Our sound is rooted in punk and grunge, stealing one thing in common from both – honesty” says Darrell. His life experiences make for powerful lyrics, often touching upon the yearning of unrequited love, isolation and the conditions facing young native people. The supporting vocals and the interplay with the lead vocals remind the listener of the rich Pixies harmonies.

Darrell and his band have traveled countless dark snowy Canadian winter roads to play shows and garner success. First place in the Ontario High School Band Competition, the semifinals of the Spirit North Festival, finalist in the University of Ottawa Band Wars and Finalist in the Emegenza Festival are among the awards they have received. This hard work is paying off for Friendly Fire, they have been encouraged to keep on working hard by A&R representatives from Capitol, Virgin, Island and CODA Music Placement, to name a few. Jordon Zadorozny, of Blinker the Star and producer of Sam Roberts and Mellisa Auf der Mar, has agreed to produce this demo and a 6 song EP. Recently, Pierre Killeen, an Ottawa-based businessman/lawyer has begun to manage the band, introducing them to contacts in the music business in Montreal, Los Angeles and Vancouver. This Friendly Fire is (finally) set to burn bright.

Lyrics

Geek

Written By: Darrell A.McBride


Oh ho
Here we go
And I wish on mars
To count the starts on your face
In your constellation
We have the same last name but we aint related
And the guilt, comes to me every night

Cause I don’t know how to be a friend
And I break myself in two again
Cause I don’t know how to be a friend
And I break myself in two again

Oh ho
The dirty swine
Calls herself my sister
I’m a pig in love
Cause I’ve know her since zero
Strum strum her dads guitar
When I was four
Never tell her that I wanted more

C.

I’m a shitty poet and a lousy Lay
And Id probably just give you Aids
She brings me so up that I’m feeling down

GAZA SQUARE DANCE

Written By: Darrell A.McBride

Hitler survivors committing genocide,
An 8 year old Palestinian boy had to die
Flesh from bone, American bombs tear him apart
With a rock in his hand and his people in his heart

In his heart
In his heart

Uncle Sam’s only too happy to lend a hand
He/s government has whipped my people from their land
Flesh from bone not the first genetic mold to be put into
Hulk Hogan’s freedom sleeper hold

Sleeper Hold
Sleeper Hold

Husha Husha we all fall down

NOTHING AT ALL

Written By: Darrell A.McBride

Your across the hall
Ill keep it down
I don’t want to wake you oh no
I shouldn’t fell like I do
Can’t help myself from liking you

And I know I mean nothing to you
nothing at all
the guy you love
doesn’t deserve you
not at all
cannot I hide these feelings for you anymore
anymore
and I know I an so sure
not at all

The disco light
that hovers your bed
I know Ill never ever get to share
What Id give to be with you
Cant help myself from liking you
Its not alright
I couldn’t be with you tonight

Discography

FAREWELL TO WELFARE (NORTHERN DARKNESS EP)
I FLEW OVER THE CUCKO'S CUCKO'S NEST(HUDSON)

Set List

45 MINUTES TO AN HOUR OF SWEAT FILLED ROCK SHINANAGENS AND SONIC BLISS.