Funeral For A Friend – Streetcar – Single Review

by Emma

Released 30 May 2005, Streetcar is the sterling follow up to the forthcoming Hours, follow up to the magnificent Casually Dressed and Deep in Conversation.

Streetcar is an upbeat track that hides a painful underlying message about being away from family and friends, as always beautifully written and executed by the FFAF guys. The song digs deep from the guys’ experience, as Hours was written and produced in Seattle and entailed a lengthy stint in the states.

If Streetcar is anything to go by then we are most definitely in for a treat with Hours, due for release on 13 June. The track includes most of the FFAF traits that we all know and love – deliciously heavy guitars at the intro, melancholy lyrics, strong sweet vocals over a solid and creative drum beat (my personal favorite, Ryan’s triangle is back)!! No screams on this track though – we will just have to hold out for the album!

Funeral For A Friend are about to embark upon a 16 date sold out tour of the UK commencing 22 June supported by the mighty Bullet For My Valentine, A Static Lullaby and Gratitude, dates shown below. Tune in next month for the full gig review.


June 22 Dublin Ambassador
June 23 Belfast Mandela Hall
June 24 Glasgow Barrowland
June 26 Newcastle Northumbria University
June 27 Norwich UEA
June 28 London Astoria
June 30 Leeds University
July 01 Cambridge Corn Exchange
July 03 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
July 04 Sheffield Octagon
July 05 Southampton Guildhall
July 06 Nottingham Rock City
July 08 Manchester Academy
July 09 Birmingham Academy
July 10 Cardiff University
July 12 London Astoria