Illinois-based band REAL FRIENDS have released a brilliant new song ''Always Lose' which is out now via Pure Noise Records.
Speaking about the single - "To sum 'Always Lose' up lyrically for me, it’s a song about feeling unlovable & being faced with repeated failed attempts. I think over the years I have grown a bit of jadedness. It comes from having fallen in love several times, believing I had found ‘the one’ and ultimately that not being so. When I truly open up and become close with someone, is when I’m scared of losing them most. Which has made it hard to break walls down. The song is about those fears and hopes of overcoming them."
REAL FRIENDS recently completed a US tour with Mayday Parade and Magnolia Park, and will also be supporting Mayday Parade on the UK leg of the tour starting this May/June. You can see REAL FRIENDS supporting Mayday Parade at the following dates:
UK/European Tour w/ Mayday Parade & As It Is:
May 31 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
Jun 1 - SWX - Bristol, UK
Jun 2 - Leeds Beckett University - Leeds, UK
Jun 3 - Troxy - London, UK
Jun 5 - SWG3 Studio Warehouse - Glasgow, UK
Jun 6 - The O2 Institute - Birmingham, UK
Jun 7 - O2 Ritz - Manchester, UK
Jun 8 - Boiler Shop - Newcastle, UK
Tickets on sale now: https://www.realfriends.band/
About Real Friends:
For as much as the world has changed since Real Friends first emerged in 2010, the band’s mission hasn’t. They continue to bleed without apology and write songs that make it okay to feel everything: the ups, the downs, and anything else in between. Rather than shy away from emotion, the group run right towards it with distortion cranked and hearts opened, tightening their careful distillation of pop and punk on each subsequent release.
When the band—Dave Knox [lead guitar], Kyle Fasel [bass], Eric Haines [rhythm guitar], and Brian Blake [drums]— welcomed vocalist Cody Muraro in 2020, the goal stayed the same as they crafted new music for Pure Noise Records.
Over the years, Real Friends have forged and strengthened a deep connection with fans. The group’s 2014 full-length debut, Maybe This Place Is the Same and We’re Just Changing, marked a turning point. Rock Sound named it one of the “Top 50 Albums of the Year.” 2016’s The Home Inside My Head maintained this momentum with further acclaim and sold out shows. In 2018, Composure incited applause from Music Connection, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, New Noise, and Billboard who described it as “raw.” To date, they’ve also amassed over 100 million streams and counting.