Review By Bobby Green

The alternative music scene may have its new darlings in Brand New Friend. They released their debut album ‘Seatbelts for Aeroplanes’ earlier this year on Xtra Mile Recordings and have toured with Snow Patrol and Feeder and recently played with Starcrawler in London.

Why Are You So Tired is lifted from the album and wonderfully highlights the appeal that has Brand New Friend turning all the right heads. It’s everything that makes alternative music cool with its catchy guitar melodies and sing along chorus, and if you dig just slightly you’ll find depth and meaning within the lyrics.

Of the track, vocalist Taylor explains “‘Why Are You So Tired?’ is one of the most personal songs on the album. It was written for my then girlfriend, who was anaemic. She never wanted to worry me when she wasn’t well, so the only way to know for sure how she was feeling was to ask her to show me her eyes. This song was a gentle reminder for her to look after herself, that I’d do anything for her and that even if she was past caring, the people around her cared massively about her.”

The band are playing shows all throughout the summer. Further shows are to be announced.

4 August      CORK, Indiependence Festival

11 August    LIMAVADY, Stendhal Festival

23 August    BELFAST, Custom House Square (with Kodaline and Lewis Capaldi)

29 August     LONDON, The Waiting Room (headline show)

Check out the video here. The single is out now