We’ve been keeping an eye on FRIENDSHIPS for a while now, and we knew they were bound for big things; things that would have surpassed our already high expectations. However, we did not expect this. Not just setting a new standard, but blowing up the old one and putting it back together how they want it, Friendships are on the precipice of something huge, and their latest release is a testimony to just how far they’ve come and what they’re capable of.
Launching an all-out sensory assault, the duo – comprised of musician Nic Brown and visual artist Misha Grace – released a double-sided single this week, titled ‘P2M//DSK’. First up is ‘Pedal To The Metal’, a polyrhythmic tribal jam with hard hitting beats and hypnotic vocal loops. It’s breakneck speed almost induces a frenzy as the heavy track doesn’t let up once in it’s relentless delivery.
Refusing to let you go, it doesn’t stop here for Friendships, with ‘Ded Soun Konduktah’ up next. The dubby, industrial-meets-jungle track bounces along with warped vocals and erratic percussion, interspersed with random vocal samples before launching back into the rave. It demands your attention, and it’s thick wall of production descends upon you like some sort of grime inspired trance.
This is the first part of the ‘P2M//DSK’ release, with the visual component still to come. Whilst they continue to blow our minds and eardrums, they also continue in their quest for world domination – having been added to the Paradise Music Festival lineup, as well as BIGSOUND.
Words by Emma Jones