New Music // Friends In America – ‘Flat Tire (I Can Cope)’

by Kyle McCormick
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on 12 May 2016 in Features

Following the band’s Be In Love EP which was release on (almost) Valentine’s Day, Glasgow’s Friends In America have returned with the one-off ‘Flat Tire (I Can Cope)’. Continuing down the electronic path signposted on that preceding release, a deviation from the ambient guitars of their debut mini-album What It Is To Be, the cold synths help to strike the exact tone of negativity intended.

Composed as part of an arts project entitled Create. Curate. Relate. intended to increase judgement-free discussion of mental help, the lyrical content and atmosphere seems to appropriately reflect this intention. Comprised of Matthew Rawlings and Hamish Black, Friends In America are a glistening and emotive gem in the Glaswegian musical crown, and this track’s endearment simply adds to that fact.

Although it has now passed, you can find more details on the art exhibition via the Daily Record website. You can stream the track in question below, and also download it on a “Name Your Price” basis from the band’s Bandcamp page.

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