Real Friends have always been different to everyone else, and their second album sees the Tinley Park crew stretching their legs and separating from the pop-punk pack.
The Jimmy Eat World-isms of ‘Colder Quicker’ finds the five-piece measured and thoughtful, while the subtle hook on ‘Empty Picture Frames’ shows that while they’ve lost none of their emotion, they are smarter and more interesting than ever before.
There may be fewer hooks and a lack of a real fist-in-the-air anthem, but on ‘The Home Inside My Head’, these sad boys become men. Gracefully.
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