Sunday, May 31, 2015
Song Of The Week: 5/31/15
Song: "Spinning Over The Island"
Artist: Funeral For A Friend
Album: "Welcome Home Armageddon"
Place Of Origin: Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
Years Active: 2001-present
WHAT I THINK THE SONG IS ABOUT:
To me, "Spinning Over The Island" appears to be about how some people are just satisfied with being content. Whether that is with their life or in society. These people do not learn from past mistakes and they don't take control of their lives or their surroundings. Their failure to evolve or to change or alter their direction in life leaves a feeling that they have their heads buried in the sand. They are content to drown in their lives instead of doing something to change the status quo.
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND'S DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):
2003 - "Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation (Ferret Records)
2005 - "Hours" (Atlantic Records)
2007 - "Tales Don't Tell Themselves" (Atlantic Records)
2008 - "Memory And Humanity" (Join Us Records)
2011 - "Welcome Home Armageddon" (Distiller Records)
2013 - "Conduit" (Distiller Records)
2015 - "Chapter And Verse" (Distiller Records)
CURRENT STATUS OF FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND:
Funeral For A Friend, while doing well in the United States, is a much bigger deal in their home country of the United Kingdom. When you think British post-hardcore, Funeral For A Friend resides at the top. Their debut album, "Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation", was hailed by fans and critics alike and really set the bar for the band. Their second album and major label debut, "Hours", was probably their most mainstream and successful release of their career. The band shifted styles on many of their albums, from post-hardcore, to shades of emo, to metal influences. Funeral For A Friend cites Iron Maiden, Deftones and The Get Up Kids as their main influences and if you factor the sounds of those bands as well as some of Funeral For A Friend's touring mates, such as Atreyu, Thrice, Hawthorne Heights, The Used, Rise Against and Story Of The Year, you get a sense of the style of rock music that they put forth. This is a very active band. Funeral For A Friend basically releases a new full length album almost every 2 years. They have also released a slew of EP's as well as 3 live albums. Most recently, the band dropped their 7th full length album, "Chapter And Verse", in January of 2015. Look out for this band on tour supporting their new album and giving fans a taste of what British post-hardcore is all about. FFAF is the real deal! An amazing and well respected band.
TEN FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND SONGS YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT:
4. Into Oblivion (Reunion)
5. Kicking And Screaming
6. Front Row Seats To The End Of The World
7. Best Friends And Hospital Beds
8. The Distance
10. Pencil Pusher