Words: Ellie Ward
Following previous single 'Hesitate', Bristol's Make Friends are back with a powerful new single ‘Kung-Fu’ out now via local label Funnel Music.
Produced by Peter Sené (Everything Everything) and mixed by Bruno Ellingham (The Maccabees), ‘Kung-Fu’ is a defiant and optimistic work; an ode to honing creative skills and hard graft.
Guitarist David Thomas explains why the essence of this track feels so important to them, as we approach the closing weeks of what has been a strange and uneasy year for everyone in music.
“Kung-Fu translates to ‘hard/skilful work’ and ‘time spent’. This seems a fitting title for a time where most of those in creative industries, having trained for years to develop skills utilising their hands and feet, are now being told to retrain. It’s about protecting the value in anything that takes your time and energy.”