Released last Friday, “Friends of Mine” is the rousing debut single from UK indie quartet Abbey Moon. The band went into the studio in late 2022 with Michael Smith (ryp recordings), who has worked with artists such as Wolf Alice and Elvis Costello, to record a handful of tracks and this is the first output from those sessions.
Just like any relationship the track ebbs and flows with the quiet poetic sections playing off against the simple yet heartfelt hook ‘You will always be friends of mine’. It’s an enticing introduction to the band and one which will surely win them some friends of their own.
‘Friend Of Mine’ is an ode to friendship and it’s quite a sentimental song in many ways. It deals with the passing of time and the enduring nature that some friendships can have. Even if you drift apart or you don’t see each other you can pick up where you left off without missing a beat.Niall Rowan
Bonding over a shared love of The La’s, The Smiths and The Verve, Abbey Moon (Niall, Jack, Mick and Marco) were formed in late 2022. Fed up with post punk and political posturing the band set out to write economic indie pop songs with a focus on melody and incisive lyrics. Having played Isle of Wight, Y Not and Reading festival in previous bands, as well as receiving significant support from Radio X and BBC the members of Abbey Moon bring a wealth of experience to the table.
Abbey Moon have a live date on the 22nd of April which will see them play the Yuck Club Night at Trinity in Harrow, as their debut gig, where they will play the new track as well as newly recorded unreleased material.
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