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SUGGESTED FRIENDS Announce Second Album Turtle Taxi Released 4th October 2019 on Fika Recordings

5th September 2019

Fika Recordings are delighted to announce they will release the second albumfrom queer DIY punks SUGGESTED FRIENDS later this year, with Turtle Taxi set for release on 4th October 2019. The album is available to preorder now.

The band recently announced they will be supporting Camp Cope on 26th September in Nottingham alongside Witching Waves, and will also appear atNottingham Pop All-Dayer 2019 and Weenfest 2019, and will be playing a special album launch show at The Shacklewell Arms in London on 9th October 2019. Further live dates TBA (see below for listings).

To celebrate the news, the band have released lead single ‘Cygnets’ today, accompanied by a home-taped video filmed in Harper’s Ferry, Virginia on the band’s recent 2018 US tour dates: https://youtu.be/dRQxXn8T5_I

Commenting on the new single, guitarist and vocalist Faith Taylor said: “This song documents the uneasy process of learning to trust yourself and therefore also trust other people. It refers to ‘digital birds’ because my bird-sound alarm clock mixed in with the sounds of the actual dawn chorus and became a metaphor for discerning which messages and voices to believe. The song was written in ten minutes because I forgot I’d promised to bring some new material to a rehearsal. It ended up being one of our favourites ever!”

Suggested Friends formed in late 2015 following a chance meeting at a gig between Christabel (drums) and Faith (guitar and vocals). They were soon joined by Jack on guitar, who had met Faith through an activist group in London. Mammoth Penguins’ Emma Kupa is the most recent addition on bass, having worked with Faith on a number of projects over the past four years.

The band have previously received a surge of early praise from the blogosphere including GoldFlakePaint, Too Many Blogs, The Grey Estates, For The Rabbits, Get In Her Ears, Loud Women, GigSlutz, and Spectral Nights, alongside early radio support from BBC Wales.

Further live dates TBA.

Turtle Taxi is released 4th October 2019 on Fika Recordings

Suggested Friends live:

26.09.19 – Nottingham – Metronome (w/ Camp Cope)
09.10.19 – London – The Shacklewell Arms (album launch show)
12.10.19 – Nottingham – The Old Cold Store – 2019 Nottingham Pop All-Dayer
25.10.19 – London – DIY Space For London – Weenfest 2019