Funeral for a Friend (Commonly abbriviated to FFAF) are a Welsh Post-Hardcore band, signed to Atlantic Records.
Originally called January Thirst, however when one of the original vocalists Michael Davies (Chaos 107) quit in December 2001, Matthew Evans (vocals) and Johnny Phillips (drums) invited Matt Davies to try out for the vacant singer position. Soon after Davies joined, the band changed the name to Funeral for a Friend, taken from a song by the band Planes Mistaken for Stars.
During the start of the New Year they parted ways with second guitarist Kerry Roberts (Kris Coombs-Roberts's brother) and found a suitable replacement in Darran Smith (ex-Tripcage). The band recorded four tracks at Mighty Atom Studios for a proposed self financed EP with another Welsh band From This Moment On. Upon hearing the tracks, Mighty Atom Records approached the band and offered a two album deal, resulting in their debut EP, Between Order & Model (2002).
(LiveDaily.com) Six years into its existence, members of Welsh post-hardcore band Funeral for a Friend [ tickets ] are still amazed by the crowds that pack their shows abroad. Take, for instance, a recent trip to Bangkok, Thailand.... continued
(LiveDaily.com) Welsh post-hardcore rockers Funeral for a Friend [ tickets ] will return to America next year to showcase material from their just-released fourth album, "Memory and Humanity."... continued
Track listing: 10:45 Amsterdam ConversationsRed Is the New BlackThe Art of American FootballThe Getaway PlanThis Year's Most Open HeartbreakKiss and MakeupEscape Artists Never Die http://www.funeralforafriend.com/
Track listing: Rookie of the YearJuneauBend Your Arms to Look Like WingsEscape Artists Never DieStorytellingMoments Forever FadedYour Revolution Is a JokeWaking UpNovellaBullet TheoryShe Drove Me to Daytime TelevisionRed Is the New Black http://www.funeralforafriend.com/