Real Friends has released a new album today The Home Inside My Head. Prior to the album release, Real Friends made public four singles: “Colder Quicker,” “Scared To Be Alone,” “Mess,” and “Mokena.” The 12 song CD is Real Friends second full length album they wrote as a group. Lead vocalist of Real Friends Dan Lambton wrote the songs “Stay In One Place,” “Isolating Everything,” “Eastwick,” and “Colder Quicker.” Lambton expanded his vocal range and his speaking voice on this album. Lambton has a distinct rasp and tone in the Alternative/ pop-punk music scene. Lyrically, this album is impeccable. The lyrics are so raw; it makes you want to cry. That’s pretty much how Real Friends is as a band. They tug at your heart strings the right way, and listeners feel a sense of belonging. That’s what I feel when I listen to Real Friends. Instrumentally, Real Friends stands out from other bands. They’re different because each song Real Friends has released is different from the last but has the ability to relate to their listeners. After listening to the album, I am so proud of Real Friends. Everyone labeled the band for their lyrics of “sleepy eyes and boney knees” and this album shows the evolution this band had. If you haven’t heard Real Friends last album, Maybe This Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing, then I highly recommend you do. You can hear how much the band has grown.
Real Friends had a listening party in Tinley Park, Illinois on Sunday May 23rd, their hometown.Real Friends brought a piñata to their listening party which was at Centennial Lanes this past Sunday. Knuckle Puck tweeted out to Real Friends reminiscing about their time at Centennial.
Tweets courtesy of @KnucklePuckIL and @realfriendsband on Twitter.
Real Friends is having an album release party today in Kingston, UK that will be live streamed today at 3:30pmET on Real Friends website.
If anyone is trying to get into pop-punk music, Real Friends does nothing less than represent the community.
Real Friends has the ability to connect with their fans emotionally, which is powerful. Real Friends is true to their fans with how they portray their emotions. “Eastwick” is so stripped down instrumentally and lyrically. The “Illinois Sad Boys” have put out an amazing album that everyone should pick up a copy of the CD or LP at your local Target or Hot Topic or download it through iTunes. I commend Brian Blake, Dan Lambton, Dave Knox, Eric Haines, and Kyle Fasel. Real Friends is a great band and truly deserve the success they have. They’re all hard working men, and The Home Inside My Head is a great representation of how great this band really is, and how far they’ve come. If you haven’t had the chance yet, check them out live. Real Friends will be at Vans Warped Tour all summer on Journey’s Right Foot Stage. Wow, what a great day!
Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!
Check out my song review of “Mess” by Real Friends. Follow me on Twitter: @ovictoriamedia.