by Margarita Castellanos
There’s nothing better than a refreshing sound that intoxicates you and slips you into an electric trance of lush shoegaze melodies. England natives, Friendly Fires brings an aurora of sound to your ears. With their latest LP, Pala, the trio brings the nightlife of the tropics to you with the smooth mesmerizing vocals of lead singer Ed Macfarlane, hypnotic synth chords and intricate drum beats. The entire album is a collision of 80s euphoria and tropic sensation. Every track is pure sugarcane ear candy.