Fickle Friends’ single “Cry Baby” was recorded in LA earlier 2016 with producer Mike Crossey (Foals, The 1975), and was inspired by John Waters’ cult film Cry Baby. The song supports Fickle Friends’ incandescent indie-pop as a refreshing, summer-ready release both digitally and on limited edition pink vinyl.
“I watched the John Waters film on New Year’s Day with someone I’d just started hanging out with and the title ‘Cry Baby’ definitely triggered something in me,” frontwoman Natti Shiner said of the song. “As quite a cynical person I’m often very quick to question both my own and other people’s capacity to feel…emotion…anything and that’s what ‘Cry Baby’ is about really. That and the fact I found it quite odd to miss someone I’d only just met.”
The Brighton-based 5 piece of Natti Shiner [vocals/synth], Chris Hall [guitar], Jack Wilson [keys], Harry Herrington [bass] and Sam Morris [drums] have spent the past two years playing over 53 festivals around the UK and Europe, honing their live set and accumulating a dedicated following along the way, and have sold out five headline shows in London. Fickle Friends play Reading & Leeds, Pukkelpop, Pitchfork Festival Paris and more in 2016. Fickle Friends are currently working on their debut album with Mike Crossey.
1. Cry Baby
2. Cry Baby (HONNE Remix)