words: Joseph Emmett
Since the release of their first demo in February 2016, London four-piece Suggested Friends having been honing their craft with countless, breathtaking live shows, including a tour with the amazing JUNK and Charmpit, and a strew of excellent demos and singles. But now the band are set to release their debut LP on Odd Box Records on 17th November, and the first track to be heard from it , "I Don't Want To Be A Horcrux For Your Soul", is the type of song that makes you stop what you're doing and immediately give your full attention.
Originally the first tracks we heard from the band in demo form, the re-vamped version presented here builds on all the promise of its initial sketches, as well as capturing the energy of the band's frenetic live performances. From the off, Christabelle's drums and Kirsty's bass give the track all the raucous energy it needs, while Jack and Faith's interlocking guitars slide over this bedrock, lending the track an 80s pop feel. "I Don't Want To Be A Horcrux For You Soul" is Suggested Friends doing what they do best, crafting incideously catchy blasts of pop-punk with twice as much energy and charm as everyone else – and of course it helps that Faith Taylor's vivid, cliche-free lyrics are the kind you find lodged in your head for days at a time.