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Revisiting Funeral For A Friend’s seminal Between Order and Model EP from 2002

October 16th, 2013

With the impending re-release of Funeral For A Friend‘s 2002 EP, Between Order and Model we sent Tomas Doyle along to reminisce with the Welsh quintet’s singer, Matt Davies-Kreye about that seminal debut release as well as discuss the impact it’s had since.

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A little over ten years ago a small Welsh band called Funeral For a Friend release their debut EP Between Order and Model. It was an exciting time for rock music, as we moved out of the nu-metal explosion there were a host of new sounds filling young ears up and down the country. Emo and hardcore were developing into the mainstream forces that we know them as today and the time was right for a UK band to step up and take on the baton.

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Album: Funeral For A Friend – Conduit

January 31st, 2013

Funeral For A Friend 2013 promo photo Thrash Hits

Funeral For A Friend
Conduit
Distiller Records
28 January 2013

by Tomas Doyle

So why do you like music then? I mean really. I would hope you listen to it to hear something pure, some expression of emotion made tangible through will and instruments and collective as well as individual skill. You listen to it to hear a musician or musicians pulling something out of themselves that speaks of them, not tired trends or passing fads but something permanent and intrinsically more meaningful. Funeral For a Friend have been through the wringer and back in the last 10 years trying to get that balance right – from buzz-band to perceived also-rans, their career has been one of noticeable rise and fall as  trends and fads have moved around and ultimately slipped from underneath them.

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