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Mon 11 Nov 2024
O2 Academy Islington, London, United Kingdom


BETWEEN FRIENDS exists as an experiment in boundless creativity from the brother-sister duo Brandon and Savannah Hudson. Together, they nudge the boundaries of experimental pop through a glitchy, eclectic sonic environment anchored in a musical partnership formed in their earliest childhood. In 2018 they emerged on the internet encapsulating the experience of adolescence over synth-laden bedroom pop. It’s a theme that weaves their discography together, evident on their debut EP we just need some time together, which catapulted them to international acclaim through standout track “affection” amassing over 600 million streams. In 2021, as a reaction to the confines of lockdown life, they transformed pent-up pandemic energy into i like when you shine!, a futuristic ode to the endangered art form of the mixtape. This was followed by their multimedia EP CUTiE, released in 2022, which saw them create a series of surreal, lo-fi visuals. Shortly after, they embarked on their sold out first tour, which included a performance at the Governor's Ball, and allowed their online community of fans to finally convene in 3D. Now, BETWEEN FRIENDS usher in a new era where the walls of their technicolor fantasy world splinter to reveal their most intimate songwriting to date, grappling with love, longing and heartbreak in the digital age.

There’s a synergy present in BETWEEN FRIENDS that comes from a lifetime of making music together, an unrelenting sense of trust providing a stable foundation to truly and fearlessly surrender to their creativity. So, it’s appropriate that the album’s closer and title track is an assured call to arms, recounting their artistic journey thus far - failures and all - and encouraging listeners to embark on their own. It’s this resilience against mundanity and an unrelenting desire to create that drives the record - and the entire project. “BETWEEN FRIENDS started as an outlet for us to just throw paint at the wall, and we've been doing that ever since”, Savannah says, reflecting on the pinnacle of a lifetime of collaborating. “And I think now, the paint on the wall is starting to look like something”.


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