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Brand New Friend Stop The Days


Have you ever wondered what Alex Turner and Alexa Chung may have said to one-another when a certain romance blossomed between the two at the height of the ‘00s indie-music boom? Well, Brand New Friend have. In anticipation of their A Cure For Living EP this Valentines Day (via Xtra Mile Recordings), the Northern Irish alt-rockers are clearly feeling the love already and today release ‘Stop The Days’; a new track that finds the band daydreaming about indie’s once-upon-a-time golden couple.

The band say, “'Stop The Days' is an imagined conversation between Alex Turner and Alexa Chung, circa 2007. Do you remember the Valentines Card he wrote for her that was left in the bar and leaked to the press? 'My mouth hasn't shut up about you since you kissed it...'. It's essentially me talking to someone; through millionaire rockstar Alex Turner and highly successful broadcaster/writer/fashion designer Alexa Chung. He tells her that if he could stop the days, he would. In a heartbeat. So they could spend more time together. It's very simple, it makes me very happy every time we play it.”

A pure rush of endorphins, ‘Stop The Days’ distils everything we’ve ever loved about Brand New Friend into a short, sweet three-minute hit that’s guaranteed to have you head-over-heels. To mark the upcoming release, Brand New Friend will be hitting the road once again, plus a hometown gig at Kelly’s Bar in Portrush on March 7. The band have also just announced an additional Belfast show on March 14, headlining the city’s Voodoo Rooms with support from Cherym and The Florentinas.


7 March - PORTRUSH, Kelly’s Bar

14 March - BELFAST, Voodoo Rooms (Headline)



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