Vandaag brengt Mann Friday het nieuwe studioalbum ‘Trainrides and Radio Play’ uit bij V2 Records. De band heeft roots in Zuid-Afrika, Italie en Zimbabwe maar is tegenwoordig gevestigd in Londen. Die diversiteit is goed terug te horen op het album. “South Africa and Zimbabwe, and Cape Town in particular, are a lifeblood to the creative powers behind the Mann Friday sound. We all return there often to recharge, gig it up and gain a perspective what on earth we’re up to. For us, ‘Trainrides and Radio Play’ has perfectly defined how we wanted to balance the influences of our African undertones, with the folk-rock melodies we’ve all gravitated towards while playing in London”, aldus Rob Burrell, frontman van de band. 

‘Trainrides and Radio Play’ is opgenomen in de Kore Studios in Londen (Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, Laura Marling) en gemasterd in Masterlabs Dublin (U2, Damien Rice, Van Morrison). Het album bevat tien zonnige folk-rock liedjes waaronder de single ‘Sunrise Everyday’. “I began writing with intent – and that intent was to draw out the beautiful patterns that pass us by everyday. Focus each and every chord on positive change, how we could re-perceive a look as a smile, a city as a network of soulmates and ultimately.. a sunrise every day!” 

Op 24 augustus is de releaseshow in Melkweg, Amsterdam.