Hours (2LP Black)
Funeral For A Friend were originally formed in Wales in 2001 around the line-up of Kris Coombs-Roberts: Guitar & Backing Vocals, Gareth Davies: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals, Matt Davies: Vocals, Ryan Richards: Drums, Percussion & Vocals and Darran Smith: Guitar. Upon releasing their debut album, they received the ‘Best British Newcomer’ award at that year’s Kerrang! Awards. Their second album, ‘Hours’, was released in 2005, featuring the single ‘Streetcar’, their fourth consecutive Top 20 UK hit and they went on to win the 2005 Kerrang! Award for ‘Best British Band’.
‘Hours’ is the band’s second album and was released in June 2005. Again met with critical acclaim with Kerrang! rating it 4/5 and NME 7/10, it again broke into the UK album charts reaching number 12 as well as making an impact in the US with Rolling Stone rating in 4/5. The album spawned four singles all ’Streetcar’, ‘Monsters’, ‘History’ and ‘Roses for the Dead’ all of which charted.
The bands lead singer, Matt Davies-Kreye says “that album was allowed to incorporate the best elements of what made Funeral For A Friend Funeral For A Friend. The quiet songs are really intense, and the heavier songs are quite rowdy because of it. It just feels like the purest Funeral For A Friend album. For me, the experience of making that record was life-changing.”
LP1 Side One
- All The Rage
- Roses For The Dead
LP2 Side One
- The End Of Nothing