Welsh based Funeral For A Friend are set to release their sixth album on 28th January 2013. The album will be titled ‘Conduit’ and it is the follow up to 2011’s ‘Welcome Home Armageddon’. It is the bands first album with new drummer Pat Lundy.
Funeral For A Friend chose to work with producer Romesh Dodangoda again after the success of previous albums recorded with him. Vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye said of their working union “To me he gets our individual personalities and works his magic with each of us, making sure that we’re all comfortable with what we have to do for the record.”
‘Conduit’ is an album about being in a band, Matthew explain’s it as “Five people on a stage, a conduit for the message and the music, delivering that to people who want to listen in, be a part of whatever it is that we’re doing and being involved. It’s purely about delivering the message. After 10 years of being a band, we see how much what we’ve done has effected people who care about our stuff. Whether it’s lyrics or whatever, these songs transcend us and become something more to a lot more people. It sounds lofty I know but that’s how it feels to us when we meet the folks who dig our band and who treat these songs with so much love and respect. It blows our minds constantly.”
The band are set to perform at the Vans Warped Tour UK on 10th November in London which has recently sold out. Just after their performance the band are set to release the first single from ‘Conduit’ which is titled ‘Best Friends and Hospital Beds’. The video for the single is due out on 10th October so keep your eyes peeled for it!