Release Date: July 28th, 2008
Label: Join Us Records
Over the years, Funeral For A Friend have gradually moved away from the heavier and dotted scream sounds evident from ‘Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation’ album, and more towards a mainstream rock-pop band. ‘Waterfront Dance Club’ seems to show the band moving back to their original sound slightly, but creating something that’s different from their earlier work.
From the start off with the chugging introduction, this single shows a band who never want to do the same thing twice, blending their old ideas with their new comforts. This may be due to the fact that creating their own label Join Us Records has given them more time to concentrate and work on their material until they’re happy. The very quick and developed transitions from the verse to the chorus are well structure, and shows the band have worked on their talents.
Let’s just hope that the rest of the album release isn’t another step towards mainstrem rock-pop.
Written by Zach Redrup