Real Friends release brand new video for ‘Mess’!

Tinley Park, IL’s REAL FRIENDS has released new song and video for “Mess”. The song is taken from the band’s new album ‘The Home Inside My Head’, set for release on May 27th and available for pre-order at , where singles “Colder Quicker”, “Scared To Be Alone”, and now “Mess are all available as instant downloads with pre-order.

Showcasing the energy fans experience at a REAL FRIENDS show, the “Mess” video is a collection of footage shot throughout the band’s sold-out $5 Tour. With ticket prices going up and local music venues closing down, the tour offered a ticket price of only $5 and hit unconventional venues across the country such as VFW halls, batting cages, wrestling rings, and more, in the spirit of supporting the local music scene.

Bassist Kyle Fasel explains, “‘Mess’ is a song about self examination. It’s about finding the light even in the darkest of rooms. The lyrical content has many moments of looking back and knowing that things get better. I find myself to be a person that thinks back more than most, and as I get older, I find myself looking back in a more positive way.”

Watch the new video for “Mess” above!

The band have a busy tour season ahead with dates in the UK on the Slam Dunk Festival, followed by a Main Stage slot on the Main Stage of the Vans Warped Tour 2016, where both MTV and Buzzfeed noted REAL FRIENDS as an artist to watch on the tour this summer. Full tour routing listed below.

REAL FRIENDS – Coloured by brushstrokes of punk, pop, and emo, Tiley Park IL’s Real Friends has become one of the biggest breakout acts following the release of their debut, Maybe This Place Is the Same and We’re Just Changing (2014). It bowed at #24 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 10,300 copies first-week. To record The Home Inside My Head, the band treaded new territory by recording with two producers, three songs with producer Mike Green (Pierce The Veil, All Time Low) and nine with Steve Evetts (The Wonder Years, Dillinger Escape Plan). As they expanded their sonic palette, the lyrical vision also grew. Another first, Dan Lambton would split writing duties, penning lyrics to four songs.

The Home Inside My Head is REAL FRIENDS‘ coming-of-age story, about a common realisation that things won’t be the same as they were during childhood, and that’s okay. The Chicagoland quintet chose to put this journey on tape and let their lyrics spin into something positive, used as a therapeutic outlet for both Kyle and Dan. Noted as one of Alternative Press Magazine’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2016, and a truly personal album for REAL FRIENDS, the band hopes The Home Inside My Head, will resonate with fans in their own unique way, giving them something to relate to and connect with individually.

Watch the band’s music video for “Scared To Be Alone” HERE

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May 27 – Kingston Hippodrome, United Kingdom
May 28 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ Slam Dunk Festival
May 29 – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Slam Dunk Festival
May 30 – Hatfield, United Kingdom @ Slam Dunk Festival

Track-listing on ‘The Home Inside My Head’:
1. Stay In One Place
2. Empty Picture Frames / 3. Keep Lying To Me
4. Scared To Be Alone / 5. Mokena
6. Mess / 7. Isolating Everything
8. Well, I’m Sorry / 9. Basement Stairs
10. Door Without A Key
11. Eastwick
12. Colder Quicker

Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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