Funeral For A Friend To Reissue First Three Albums On Vinyl
Funeral For A Friend, one of the leading post-hardcore bands of the 2000’s, are going to be reissuing their first three albums – Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation, Hours, and Tales Don’t Tell Themselves – on double vinyl sets. Tales Don’t Tell Themselves is being made available on vinyl for the first time ever with Side Four emblazoned with an etching of the band’s crest. All are replicated with the striking artwork of the original releases.
Released on 29th October, all three will be available on Dig!, with a special bundle deal available for all three records. They can be pre ordered now HERE.
Originally released in October 2003 through Atlantic Records, Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation is the band’s debut album and cemented them as one of the most important new rock bands of a generation. Critically acclaimed, the album received 8/10 from NME (making the Top 20 of their albums of the year 2003), 9/10 from Drowned In Sound and, in 2012, Rock Sound magazine added it to their 101 Modern Classics list. The critical acclaim spurred the band on to commercial success, with them breaking into the UK Top 15, an incredible feat for a post-hardcore band and the record has since been certified Gold.
Hours is their second album and was released in June 2005. Again, it was met with critical acclaim with Kerrang! rating it 4/5 and NME 7/10, it again broke into the UK album charts, reaching No 12 as well as making an impact in the US, with Rolling Stone rating in 4/5. The album spawned four singles – Streetcar, Monsters, History and Roses For The Dead, all of which charted.
Tales Don’t Tell Themselves was released in May 2007 and is the band’s third album. Their big commercial breakthrough, it charted at No 3 in the UK, selling 25,000 copies in its first week and was later certified Silver. It’s a concept album about a fisherman called David who is battered by wild storms and fears for his life and not seeing his family again before being reunited after braving the seas once more on a man-made raft.
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.