Our first UpClose of 2021 sees us getting better acquainted with Bristol outfit Make Friends.
Following a festive break, CLOUT and CloseUp are back providing with you a weekly closer look at one of the exciting acts from their roster, and 2021’s first is a thoroughly exciting one.
Make Friends are an outfit that have been bubbling under the surface of the UK music scene with a steady stream of fun and memorable indie rock singles, and look primed to emerge. Tracks such as ‘Hesitate’, ‘Ellie’ and latest single ‘Kung Fu’ have seen the act establishing themselves as a gem in the UK scene waiting to be unearthed, and while the global pandemic has halted this progression, it has just left an exciting act stacked with huge tunes, patiently waiting for their chance to showcase them again. We had a chat with Make Friends to uncover a bit more about the band.
Make Friends! It’s great to have a proper chat. We’re such big fans of your music as you well know. Tell us a bit more about the band, and how you guys formed?
Hey guys! We’re Indie/Alt rock four piece Make Friends from Bristol. We met a few years back playing in different bands and over time began to realise the four of us had similar musical influences and the same love of music. We started playing in a new band together and formed Make Friends in 2018.
What part of the musical process do you enjoy most, and why? is it performing live, creating your tracks, or..?
We enjoy all aspects of it in different ways, but for us there’s no better feeling than playing songs live. It feels great to physically see people and how they react to our music. We’ve realised this especially in 2020 from how much we miss it!