Welsh band set to rock Aberdeen’s Tunnels in May

Funeral for a Friend will appear at Aberdeen's Tunnels on May 8.
Funeral for a Friend will appear at Aberdeen's Tunnels on May 8.

Welsh rock band Funeral For A Friend will make an appearance at Aberdeen’s Tunnels on Friday, May 8.

The group, from Bridgend in South Wales, were hailed as the saviours of rock music from a young age and given the task of re-energising a scene in desperate need of fresh blood.

They are veterans, in many ways, but fourteen years after their formation and the band still packs as much punch and purpose as they started with, if not more.

2013’s Conduit was an exemplary moment of a band breaking out from the weight of expectation that had been placed on their shoulders before they even started.

Vivid, aggressive and urgent, Conduit shook off every presumption that had been attached to Funeral For A Friend after the release of their era-defining album Casually Dressed and Deep In Conversation in 2003.

Their latest album Chapter and Verse was released through Distiller Records in January. It is the group’s seventh full-length record and a natural follow-on from the confidence and conviction displayed on Conduit.

Chapter and Verse is one of the most hard-hitting albums in Funeral For A Friend’s catalogue. It is a raw and energetic effort that propels the band to a whole new level,

The group’s other Scotish gigs include Dundee and Inverness Ironworks.