Friendly Fires – Kiss of Life
Well behind with this one, too, but it’s deserving of an entry in the records. Jumping right on the the sort-of-half-arsed-Afro-Beat bandwagon that’s been doing the indie rounds in recent years, this nonetheless succeeds due to the indisputable knack for a soaring pop melody that Friendly Fires have. While it’s no ‘Paris’, it’s still better than most stuff you’ll hear from a boys with guitars band this year.
The video’s fantastically colourful and summery, and features some embarrassing/endearing dancing (delete as appropriate). Yep.