Friends Of Foes are releasing a new EP called ‘Faults’ on February 12th. To celebrate the impending release, we’ve teamed up with the band to bring you each member’s individual thoughts on the recording process, along with a video teaser that details the behind the scenes of the studio. In case you missed it, you can catch up on the first instalment here. In the second instalment, check out what drummer Keegan Stretch had to say, and be sure to check back next week for the next chapter!
This album felt like an opportunity to outdo our first record. When we were writing the songs we wrote them to fit together in a sort of puzzle in the album, whereas ‘Chronophobic’ was just a collection of songs. Every track this time around should feel unique within the album but tie into the rest of the songs somehow as well. So if you’re the type of person who likes an album you can listen to from the first track to the last in order, ‘Faults’ is that album. The recording process is always a fun experience. You go in with songs stuck in your head and you finally get a chance to make a physical copy of them.
We recorded at Sun Temple Studio and planned to spend the week there secluded with each other. The studio is about 45 minutes outside of our home city so it did feel like we were somewhat cut off from society. We got the chance to bond as a band and live with the same creative goal in mind, which I think really helped us focus on making the album we really wanted to. ‘Faults’ is an album I’m extremely proud to have written with the band. It was tough to write some of the material at times but I think it all came together with the puzzle pieces landing in the right places. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it.