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Byron Coley, US

"Sweet live album by this brazilian trio who combine '70s UK thug rock, spacemen 3/vu drones, and their own special style of raunch into an addictively filthy brew"
JR Moores, The Quietus

The future of Brazil’s underground scene is in good hands. KCK T TH JMS MTHRFCKRS! MORE...
Matthew Williams, the sleeping shaman

The album is a transcendental psychedelic sonic assault on your mind, body and soul, full of strikingly well-crafted songs that address the destructive powers that exist and give hope for the next generation. MORE...
Tim Farrell, Dystopian bebop

an absolutely BLISTERINGLY live performance by Firefriend. At points, it’s almost punk rock in its ferocity. MORE...
J.Wasko, The Ominous Drone

Focusing mainly on heavier tracks here, the trio is in top form with loads of grit and angst, representing some of the despair they experience and witness in their home city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. MORE...
Thomas Murphy, Queen City Sounds (Denver CO)

This is explicitly anti-fascist, anti-authoritarian rock music the way maybe MC5 would have been in another era or even the way Os Mutantes was from the same city and country in offering a strong, creative, cultural alternative to mainstream culture and built into the music is a transport outside of standard consciousness as well and in that way definitely modern revolution rock. MORE...
Adam Dew Hammond, Isolation Records

It is a record that ably captures the zeitgeist of the times and one that will have your brain in a whirl MORE...
Jasper Hesselink, Weirdo Shrine

I have never been on horse tranquillizers, or anything heavily sedating the senses, but I feel Firefriend have. MORE...
Reverb is for lovers, Germany

Düstere Sounds für düstere Zeiten. MORE...
J.WASCO, THE OMINOUS DRONE

I don’t know many in my psych music circle who have come away from a Firefriend performance and have not been blown away. If you ever get the rare chance to see them, it’s a must-attend event. MORE...
Adam Dew Hammond, Isolation Records

There is certainly a lot of love for them in the UK and this release is going to do nothing but bolster that enthusiasm as these ten songs over forty-five minutes are some of their darkest, strongest and most memorable to date. MORE...
Gannon, SIC Magazine

The band have long had a combustible way of making their point heard, and Dead Icons pours petrol on the embers of their back-catalogue while conflating many of the best guitar records in history with reverential glee. Sit back and watch them burn. MORE...
Danzog, Australia

São Paolo’s best kept secret continue to churn out their mesmerising, slow-burning post-punk boogie, and this one is possibly their best yet. MORE...
Maxwell Seeman, THE SLEEPING SHAMAN

Dead Icons is an achievement of great proportions. We’re talking unstoppable originality. If you’re searching for new music that will make a serious impression on you, has an ultra hip vibe with musical hooks impossible to ignore and impactful lyrical content, then Firefriend‘s Dead Icons is not one to pass on. Give it a listen, it’s sure to impress. MORE...
Jeff Penczak, It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine

Dead Icons continues their psychedelic assault on the senses like a midnight raid on a pantry full of fuzz boxes, swarming electronics and room-swirling vibrations. MORE...
J.Wasko, The Ominous Drone

Another classic Firefriend LP. They don’t mess around with mediocre. You can be sure this one will be near the top of many end of year lists. MORE...
The Psych Rock, San Francisco

The sound quality on this album is very good the mix has warm tones and clear isolation of the various instruments. Each musicians performance it strong and the overall effect is highly inspired. MORE...
Ian Smith, UK

It’s rare for a band to make something so fresh this far in. MORE...
DuaneO, Southport Vinyl

From the hypnotic opener to the euphoric crescendo of the final track, “Avalanche” immerses audiences in a transcendental sonic experience that leaves a lasting impression long after the last chord fades away. MORE...
Emiliano D'Aniello, Italy

Il gruppo è in giro da pi? di un decennio e la accoppiata “Yellow Spider”-“Sulfur” (il secondo LP ha una copertina semplicemente spettacolare e che ci invita letteralmente a entrare dentro questa feconda fornace cosmica che è il sound di questo gruppo e che poi forse è veramente il sound del futuro del rock psichedelico) nel 2018 è stata semplicemente strepitosa. Superarsi era difficile, quasi impossibile, eppure i Firefriend ci sono riusciti. MORE...
SIC magazine, Brussels/UK/USA

More than deserving of its place deep in rock’n’roll’s hall of fame is the mid-distant, part-spoken vocal that comes reverbed out to the point of disinterest. It’s just effortlessly cool and it’s not the only trick São Paulo band Firefriend lift from the iconic handbook as the trio continue their prolific career with new LP Avalanche. MORE...
Primal Music Blog, Ireland

The ever prolific São Paulo-based trio of ‘Firefriend’ continue to plough a deep sonic furrow in todays modern psych firmament. MORE...
SIC magazine, Brussels/UK/USA

Lashings of tremulous reverb once more throw up mirages so real you just want to dive right into these oases, but these are both fertile and dark conjurings. MORE...
Kev Drummond, UK

I need music to fill out the void of existence — the 21st century’s so mad. Truth is dead, god is dead, war is everywhere. Industrial trash is everywhere, in the sea, the air, our food and the natural world. Advertising keeps confusing everybody with its fake smiles — music is where one can breathe at last. I need music to live here on this planet. MORE...
Danzog, Australia

At the forefront of this new wave of darkwave psychedelia is this band, from Sao Paulo, Brazil: Firefriend. Formed in 2009, this three- piece continue to go from strength to strength: Each album ofering stronger material than it’s predecessor. MORE...
Dan Joy, WHEN THE SUN HITS

The sum of these propensities is a wonderful fusion of song and experimentation—dark and heavy, jaggedly beautiful, uplifting in its ultimate effect. MORE...
Reverb is for lovers, Germany

Firefriend sind hier sehr spacig unterwegs, driften ab, schrecken aber auch nicht vor unangenehmen Geräuschansammlungen zurück. MORE...
Emiliano D'Aniello, Italy

è sicuramente per quanto mi riguarda una delle novità nel genere neo-psichedelico più convincenti e anche tra quelle più accattivanti e che potrebbero richiamare una certa attenzione. MORE...
Le Crowley, UK

Title track ‘Sulfur’ channels space rock vibes with its heady mixture of dystopian electronic noise, ethereal vocals and warped guitars It builds in oscillating layers that grab attention with ever rotation. MORE...
Jack Beltane, US

The bass grooves move you along; the drums tell your heart to beat; the guitar-work needles its way into your subconscious and pulls forth demons; and the vocals ease you back to sleep. MORE...
Emiliano D'Aniello, Italy

Il sound della band è una psichedelia drone infettata di quel sound noise derivato da esperienze come quella dei Sonic Youth o dei Blonde Redhead più sperimentali e riverberi ereditati dallal lunga tradizione dei 13th Floor Elevators. MORE...
Simon SixSmith, Netherlands

This is a sweeping, expansive, peyote trip down death valley. MORE...
Al Schenkel, Brasil

uma fusão estarrecedora e com poucos precedentes qualitativos em parâmetros nacionais e de genêro, encontrando nas raízes do shoegaze, free-jazz e psychedelic-rock a força motriz e direcionamento para a exploração hipnótica, brilhante e ousada presentes em Witch Tales MORE...
Linkiesta, Italia

... è piuttosto un meraviglioso caleidoscopio di influenze. I Firefriend non si fanno problemi a mescolare rock, jazz, percussioni latinoamericane, chitarre slabbrate ed effetti psichedelici. MORE...


2023   LIVE IN SÃO PAULO
2023   LIVE IN LONDON
2023   DECREATION FACTS
2022   RCKNRLL
2021   DEVOUR
2021   DEAD ICONS
2019   AVALANCHE
2018   YELLOW SPIDER
2018   SULFUR
2017   THE BLACK HOLE
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