Funeral For A Friend: Hours – Live At Islington Academy

An anniversary celebration for the Welsh post-hardcore crew.

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As a venue for a live album, the Islington Academy isn’t quite up there with Budokan, but its intimate surroundings are well suited to a band like Funeral For A Friend, whose strengths have always come across most potently when they’re eyeball to eyeball with their audience.

The show recorded for this DVD/CD set marks 10 years since the release of their second album, Hours, and finds them on fiery form.

It’s a no-frills affair, but between the band’s all-in-this-together energy to the crowd singing along from start to finish, it’s a fine gift to the fans who’ve stuck with them all this time./o:p

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.