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Brand New Friend

Indie // Castlerock, Derry

"I love it, it sounds like a friend talking to you...they are brilliant" - Jack Saunders, Radio 1

"They are one of the best bands in Northern Ireland right now" - John Kennedy, Radio X

"Simply electric...listen to this" - Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music


Brand New Friend emerged from Northern Ireland's rugged North Coast armed with a canon of songs designed for those who feel deeply and do their best thinking on long, coastal drives. Their second record 'Grandstand' marks a rebirth for the band, and a venture into new sonic territory inspired by bands like The National, Sigur Ros and Bright Eyes. At their core, Brand New Friend are a family band, consisting of three siblings and two best friends. It is this closeness which has continued to sustain them.

They have been supported by the likes of Jack Saunders and Nels Hylton on BBC Radio 1, Radio X, BBC 6 Music and their native BBC Radio Ulster. They have shared the stage with titanic acts like Snow Patrol, At The Drive In, Lewis Capaldi, Feeder and more. 2024 sees Brand New Friend in the midst of writing their third record, as well as continue the promotion of 'Grandstand'. Wherever the band are going next, their relentless drive and belief will get them there.