"With possibly the most rapturous frontman you’ve ever encountered, the four piece will find you bopping along and smiling from ear to ear when they play their elixir of fresh indie pop.” - BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Across The Line’
Their rapturous debut album is a supersonic ride fuelled by infectious punk laced pop and the first track from the album demonstrates that flare, Girl is 2 minutes of pure effervescence featuring singers Taylor and Lauren.
Northern Irish quartet BRAND NEW FRIEND began as a brother and sister duo. Taylor and Lauren Johnson started off playing and writing when Taylor received his first guitar for doing well in his GSCE’s. After releasing an EP ‘American Wives’ they hooked up with Aaron Milligan (bass) and Luke Harris (drums) and developed a fuller, punchier sound which transformed the gigs they had been playing to much more energetic affairs. Playing their first Irish tour in January 2017, they soon followed on with shows on the BBC Introducing Stage at Hull (during its City of Culture year), festivals and support slots with local bands. In the meantime BBC Radio Ulster and Radio 1 were taking note and giving support and the new year kicked off with a sold out show at the Duke of York in Belfast.
Since then they toured with Pretty Vicious in March and play with Snow Patrol across Ireland 11th – 18th May before slotting in their own dates later this spring