Real Friends Composure The third full length album from Kingston visitors and Banquet label alumni Real Friends, bringing another dose of energetic, emotive and heartfelt pop-punk. “we have never put this much time and effort into a record. Composure is everything we’ve always come up short on. We focused more on melodies than ever before. We focused more on the overall emotional climate of each song than ever before. I truly think that every song on the record stands on its own. But when all the songs come together it creates our best effort to date.” Fearless Records CD | LP
Real Friends The Home Inside My Head Second album from Banquet's real friends Real Friends. Proper good and innovative pop-punk! If you haven't yet done so, make sure you checkout their two first EPs which we gave a UK release to on our label! "In the winter of 2014 we started writing our second full length record. In the beginning of the writing process the songs quickly fell into a special place. As time went on we finished more songs. The songs became attached to us unlike any other material we had written before. There was just something about these. They just felt right when we played them...We were pushed to our limits. We were brought closer together as a band. We couldn’t be happier with the results" Fearless Records CD | LP
Real Friends More Acoustic Songs now available to online customersLimited edition Record Store Day picture disc 12" from the super rad Real Friends who played two sold out shows in town last year and played acoustic in the shop. This is a new EP with 4 acoustic songs! Fearless Records 12" RSD 2015
Real Friends Three Songs About The Past Year Of My Life in our hands right now. come get em First time on vinyl for Real Friends' 2012 EP Three Songs About The Past Year Of My Life. We're big fans of these guys so much so that we gave UK releases to Everyone That Dragged You Here and Put Yourself Back Together. and they played two sold out shows at the Fighting Cocks and dropped by the shop earlier this year! Three Songs... is the perfect pop punk EP. It’s made up of three honest, catchy tracks that will bounce out of the traps and into the hearts of the pop punk fans of the world. “Dirty Water” is an organic feeling catchy opener with a fresh, but tired air to it. The lyrics, whilst somewhat simplistic, have a relatability to them that is irrepressible and incredibly likable. They also have an honesty to them that sets Real Friends apart from others. Lyrics such as “I said I'm selfish, I'm a liar and I'm broken/ Shit runs through my head everyday that I would never tell anyone” have a self deprecating quality to them that gives the band a particular personality. “Hebron” has a youthful naivete to it which is utterly irresistible, Slow and winding, the track is driven by unprotected vocals, sparse instrumentation, and highly conversational lyrics. Closer “Alexander Supertramp” is the shortest track of the release and is a fist pump inspiring bounce. Bad Timing Records 7"
Real Friends Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing Limited blue / bronze half and half with bone splatter (Hot Topic) LP variant is exclusive to us in the UK/EU. Current stock is royal blue/purple with bone splatter UK stock has dried up but we have some import copies available. Yeah! It's the debut album from Real Friends. This is a truly great modern pop-punk band. We think they're great and have given UK releases to their two EPs. Emotive pop punk with thoughtful lyrics. Pressing info Clear with bronze splatter /500 White / gold half and half /500 Blue w. yellow splatter /500 Cyan / easter yellow /500 Blue / bronze half and half w. bone splatter /1000 Fearless Records CD | LP
Real Friends Put Yourself Back Together Third press 12" on opaque pink We're stoked to be doing another release on our label with Real Friends. Fresh off the Banquet UK press of Everyone That Dragged You Here, rising Chicago pop-punk champs Real Friends release this brand new 7 track EP! If you're into The Wonder Years, Set Your Goals and The Story So Far, you need to see what these guys are all about. "Seven tracks of pop punk meaty enough to fill any fan’s eager palette... Put Yourself Back Together is Real Friends’ coming of age and they’re here to stay." propertyofzack.com Pressing info Third press opaque pink / 250 Second press opaque cream / 250 SOLD OUT First press transparent red / 250 SOLD OUT Banquet Records 12" | CD
Real Friends Everyone That Dragged You Here Third press on transluscent sky blue limited to 300 on the Banquet Records label. We're very excited to be putting out the UK and Ireland version of Real Friends' Everyone That Dragged You Here vinyl release. Featuring their 2012 EP, plus acoustic versions and bonus tracks on the B-side! 12" comes with download code. The Chicago band play awesome emotive pop-punk currently setting off the biggest buzz since the likes of Set Your Goals and The Story So Far first caught our eyes/ears. All things point in the right direction for them, and we're happy to give them a UK home.First press opaque grey / 300 SOLD OUT Second press frosted clear / 300 Third press transluscent sky blue / 300 Banquet Records 12"