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Brand New Friend’s Brand New Single

Following their busiest year to date, Brand New Friend continue onwards and upwards with a new single and massive UK tour. ‘I Was An Astronaut’ is out now, and is backed with brand new song ‘You Make Me Want to Grow Up, Sometimes’. The track is to be accompanied by a video shot on Downhill Beach near the band’s native Castlerock in Northern Ireland – better known as Dragonstone on the TV show Game of Thrones.

Last year saw the release of their debut album, Seatbelts for Aeroplanes, which spawned several singles played on the likes of Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart shows on Radio 1, John Kennedy on Radio X and 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq. 

The band also toured relentlessly, both as headliners and as support to Snow Patrol, Ash, Starcrawler, At The Drive In, Pretty Vicious, Rat Boy and Feeder.  They also played their debut show at Reading and Leeds Festival and performed at Electric Picnic Festival in Ireland amongst others. They kick 2019 off with a support tour with label-mate Seán McGowan and a slot at Snow Patrol’s gigantic Ward Park show in Belfast on May 25.

UK tour (with Seán McGowan)


07 Brighton, Hope & Ruin

08 Bristol, Louisiana

09 Manchester, Star & Garter

10 Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge

13 Leicester, Soundhouse

14 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

16 Oxford, Jericho Tavern

17 Guildford, Boiler Room

19 Norwich, Bermuda Bob’s Rum Shack & HiFi

20 Cambridge, Portland Arms

21 Swindon, Level 3

22 Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club

23 Newcastle, Underground

24 Glasgow, Hug & Pint

25 Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s

27 St Albans, The Horn

28 Nottingham, The Bodega


 1 Bedford, Esquires

 2 London, Borderline

 3 Bournemouth, Anvil




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