Pop-Punk Quartet Fight For Friday have released their latest video ‘Target Practice’ here, with vocalist/guitarist Seb Harper saying of the track: “It’s the most intense and serious song that we’ve ever written. It’s about how people when they see you doing better than them, they are constantly trying to drag you down; how you’ve got to rise above that and brush those toxic people off if you want to succeed in anything.” Discussing the video itself Harper reveals: “We decided to film it in my living room! As the song is obviously intense and dark, a living room setting contradicts that, as a place you would relax and chill out in.” The band also profess that ‘Target Practice’ is “probably the heaviest track” on their forthcoming EP ‘Someone You Could Trust’, the five-tracker which will be self-released on the 11th of May.
Watch ‘Target Practice’ Now: https://youtu.be/qlPX2aalPaw
Hailing from Cumbria and Manchester, the act is completed by Lloyd Scott-McCullough on Lead Guitar, Sol Barrow on Bass and Matthew Grosvenor on Drums. As their first band, the project began life as an extra-cirricular school activity at the tender age of 14, picking a name which “sounded pretty cool. Not so much anymore.” Now seeing the eldest member turn 20, they find themselves in the position of “having spent four years experimenting and undergoing a line-up change. We’ve achieved more than we’d initially hoped – playing at huge venues; releasing our first EP and having toured the UK twice. The best thing about this band is the natural bond and growth that we have. We are nothing more than a high school band that didn’t stop, carrying on to get to the stage that we are now. It wasn’t the quickest journey but its definitely been the most fun.”
Recording ‘Someone You Could Trust’ took place at White Bear Studios, with engineer David Page at the helm. Describing the material as being the result of “feeling depressed and fun riffs”, the band recall that the creative process was led by allowing ideas to flow and “riding the wave”, rather than overthinking. Taking the title from a beloved The Wonder Years song, the EP covers topics such as mediocrity, false apologies, standing up to negative people and mental health awareness saying: “The title is relevant to the context of the EP and the message we are trying to portray: the effect that other people can have on someone’s happiness, health and life experience.” Within the genre they are inspired by the likes of The Story So Far and New Found Glory, creating a scrappy and lively pop-punk, in combination with flairs borrowed from classic rock and hardcore, saying: “We’ve taken influences from heavier bands along with bringing more introspective emotional vibes into the mix. There’s a huge range of different influences going into our music.”
Fight For Friday ‘Someone You Could Trust’ Tracklisting:
1. Life Hits You Hard | 2. Take it Or Leave it | 3. I Feel Bad, But You Should Feel Worse | 4. Target Practice | 5. Headache
Fight For Friday Self-Release Sophomore EP ‘Someone You Could Trust’ On 11/05/18.