Funeral for a Friend come to Exeter

14:14 14 January 2013

Funeral for a friend

Funeral for a friend

archant

Funeral For A Friend’s sixth album Conduit is the follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed Welcome Home Armageddon, an album which saw the band approach their music with renewed vigour following the addition of new members Gav Burrough and Richard Boucher.

Conduit also features the addition of drummer Pat Lundy (previously of Rise To Remain) following long-time drummer/vocalist Ryan Richards’ departure earlier this year.

Of Lundy’s addition to the line-up and his contribution to this album, vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye says: “I think Pat’s been the missing piece of the puzzle for us, his attitude and love of playing really brought a new level of excitement to the band. His playing live and on this record really adds a sense of power that we’ve never had. It became apparent that our relationship with each other was the strongest we’ve had in this band since the very first few releases and we knew that was special. We were all pulling for the same thing and we didn’t care what anyone else felt outside of the five of us.”

As ever, Funeral For A friend remain dedicated to playing live shows on a level that will continually connect with their loyal fans and so have announced an extensive 23 date run of intimate shows across the UK and Ireland in support of Conduit for the new year. Joining the band on these dates are the excellent Such Gold and Major League from the US. Opening the tour will be newly crowned Red Bull Bedroom Jam 2012 champions, I Divide, who earned their place on the tour and Red Bull Bedroom Jam victory after 10 months of impressive performances at UK festivals, ceaseless self-promotion and a blazing performance at the Bedroom Jam live final.

Appearing at the Cavern Club Exeter on Thursday, January 31.

Other Entertainment Stories

Yesterday, 18:30
Tamsin Waley-Cohen. Photo: Patrick Allen.

Budleigh Music Festival 2016 will get off to a scintillating start on Friday, July 8, with a performance by La Nuova Musica.

Read more
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Eduardo Niebla. Photo: Harry Dutton.

Spanish guitarist and composer Eduardo Niebla – described as ‘world-class’ by Time Out and hailed by The Guardian for his ‘exquisite’ guitar playing and lyrical, poignantly poetic style – is making a ‘welcome’ return to Otterton Mill, near Budleigh Salterton, in July.

Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Raddon Hill Clog Morris at West Country Traditions Day. Photo: Paul Strange.

It’s all getting rather jolly down at The Bicton Inn on Bicton Street in Exmouth.

Read more
Friday, June 24, 2016
Devon Dub Fest

The Devon Dub Fest – a three-day family event celebrating the iconic Volkswagen – is coming soon.

Read more
Friday, June 24, 2016
Ottery Pixies head down to the Square. Ref sho 1201-26-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Hoards of pesky peak-capped youngsters are set to take Ottery St Mary by storm as part of the Pixie Day celebrations tomorrow (Saturday, June 25).

Read more
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Jeanne Marley, daughter of Reg Varney, at the Fairlynch Museum's Reg Varney exhibition in Budleigh.

The daughter of On The Buses actor Reg Varney has spoken of her gratitude to the people of Budleigh for the way in which her father’s centenary is being celebrated in the town.

Read more
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Beach Boys Band

The Beach Boys Band – a tribute show performing the greatest hits of the Beach Boys – is coming to the Exmouth Pavilion on Saturday, July 9.

Read more
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The Simmertones

The Simmertones – the South West ska and reggae band – are playing a free show at 2pm at the Exmouth Pavilion on Saturday, June 25.

Read more
Monday, June 20, 2016
Anando Mukerjee and Laure Meloy.

A musical evening is being held at Bicton Gardens near Budleigh Salterton in July, to raise money for two local charities – Hospiscare and Dream-A-Way.

Read more
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Martin James Bartlett. Photo: Alan Peebles.

This year the Budleigh Music Festival welcomes not one, but two previous winners of the BBC’s Prestigious Young Musician Competition.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Entertainment

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications