Experimental audiovisual duo friendships have announced their new album FISHTANK will be released September 30 via Dot Dash Recordings / Remote Control. The record will be released physically on USB via Anterograde.
Alongside the announcement, friendships have released their latest video and single ‘happyness.’ Premiered by FBi Radio, happyness acts as a false prophecy of hope. “It’s a mantra with no guide or strategy to get you to your destination.” explains Nic Brown. “It comes at a time when you are so disconnected from yourself that you repeat the propaganda so you and others don’t realise that your cogs have stopped moving. Your shell is in power saving mode with limited repetitive social cues, but inside you’ve transformed into a horse that’s infinitely falling in a vortex. Imagine that!”
Of the forthcoming album Brown continues, “FISHTANK is a concept set on a non-linear timeline between the blurring of two worlds. The physical present (your world) and an alternative present reimagined and interpreted in fantasy known as FISHTANK. The narrative follows the descent of an individual through loss of self. A cold decline of skin shedding, emptiness and despair to come full circle at rebirth. Each track and video is a movement or scene cataloging each movement on the descent.”