The zealous radio air time given to Friends’ I’m His Girl and it’s placing in NME’s top 50 tracks of 2011 gave everyone the clear tip-off that the New York five piece will be making an even bigger impact in 2012. The band’s unexpected inception stemmed from front woman Samantha Urbani airing a few solo demos to her then-housemates, now band mates. A jam session quickly ensued and within a week they were playing their first gig in Urbani’s back garden under the name Perpetual Crush. Even at this early stage their eclectic sound was strong; their rhythm based, tropically-tinged Italo disco vibes are distinctive even before Urbani’s nonchalant vocals enter a track. Despite fierce competition from their native Bushwick contemporaries, Friends are poised to be the breakout act from NY’s busiest hive of creative energies.
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