It’s been 5 years since their last album and 5 years since they last played Download… but emo kings Funeral For A Friend are BACK for #DL2020! We’re losing our minds and we’ve seen you are too.
So, to get us even more hyped for their big return to Donington Park we’re counting down the 5 Essential Funeral For A Friend Tracks.
Tis track remains one of the band’s best loved songs. It originally appeared as ‘Juno’ on the band’s debut EP, ‘Between Order And Model’, and later reappearing as ‘Juneau’ on the band’s first full length ‘Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation’.
Not only is it a fan favourite, but it’s also a favourite of frontman Matt Davies-Kreye. “I barely sing the middle section of the song anymore because everybody in the audience always sings it way better than I do, and it never fails to put a smile on my face,” he told Louder.
‘roses for the dead’
Who can forget watching the gut-wrenching video for ‘Roses For The Dead’ on Kerrang! back in the day? That killer opening guitar part? Writing “I never listened to a word you never said” in your MSN name…maybe that was just us?! It’s hard to believe we first heard ‘Roses’ 15 years ago when the band’s stunning sophomore album ‘Hours’ was released.
‘into oblivion (reunion)
The opening track from Funeral’s concept album ‘Tales Don’t Tell Themselves’, ‘Into Oblivion (Reunion)’ was all over the airwaves back in 2007. It reached number 2 in the UK Rock Chart and even broke the Top 20 in the Official Top 40 Chart. The song was so widespread that it even appeared in an episode of Coronation Street – legendary.
‘waterfront dance club’
Not ones to waste time, Funeral released their fourth album, ‘Memory And Humanity’, only a year later. Lead single ‘Waterfront Dance Club’ was particularly special as it marked the band’s first release on their own ‘Join Us’ record label. It’s also a certified banger that hasn’t made a live appearance in over a decade. Fingers crossed for Download?
‘this year’s most open heartbreak’
Despite not making it onto the band’s debut album, early EP cut ‘This Year’s Most Open Heartbreak’ remains a fan favourite. The song, taken from their 2003 EP ‘Four Ways To Scream Your Name’, was a mainstay in Funeral’s farewell tour in 2016, much to the delight of old school fans. Ready to hear the same old song on a brand new stereo?