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Fickle Friends
Background information
OriginBrighton, East Sussex, England
GenresIndie rock, indie pop, synth-pop, alternative rock
Years active2013–present
LabelsPalmeira Music
MembersNatassja Shiner
Jack Wilson
Harry Herrington
Sam Morris
Past membersChristopher Hall[1]

Fickle Friends are an English indie rock band from Brighton, East Sussex, England. The band formed in 2013, and is made up of Natassja Shiner (vocals, keyboard), Harry Herrington (bass, backing vocals), Sam Morris (drums) and Jack Wilson (keyboards). Natassja met Sam at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and met Chris, Harry and Jack the following year in BIMM Brighton.[2]

After two years touring the UK and Europe without a label or publisher and playing 53 festivals across 2 years, Fickle Friends signed to Polydor Records.[3] The band recorded their debut album in Los Angeles with Mike Crossey and it was released on 16 March 2018 during a promotional UK tour.[4] Fickle Friends' debut album You Are Someone Else was released on 16 March that year, and entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 9.[5]


2013–2015: Formation and touring[edit]

The band formed in 2013.

They released the single "Swim" early 2014. 31 March they released the single "Play". On 15 September they released their next single "For You".

25 May 2015 they released their first EP Velvet. On 6 October they released the single "Say No More".

2015–2018: You Are Someone Else[edit]

The band released the single "Cry Baby" on 27 July 2016. On 3 November they released "Brooklyn".

9 March 2017 they released the single "Hello, Hello". On 15 July they released the single "Hard to be Myself". On 11 August they released their next EP Glue. They re-released their single "Swim" on 22 November.

Fickle Friends debut album You are Someone Else a lyric from the single and featured track "Brooklyn" was announced 21 November 2017. Their last single leading up to the albums release was "Wake Me Up" which was released on 2 March 2018.

The album was released on 16 March 2018, reaching a peak place at no. 9 on the UK chart.

On 14 June, the band released You are someone Else: Versions, an EP of variations of tracks from their debut album.

6 September they released the track "Broken Sleep". 5 October they released "The Moment". 9 November they released the final song in this trio EP "San Francisco".

2019–2022: Weird Years and Are We Gonna Be Alright?[edit]

The Band released new singles: "Amateurs" was released by 18 October 2019, "Pretty Great" was released on 17 January 2020 and "Eats Me Up" was released on 4 March 2020.

Fickle Friends provided a remix of the track "Kelly" by The Aces on 28 August 2020.

On 1 September 2020, they announced the structure and idea for their second studio Album Weird Years. Because they were unable to tour, they released the album in separate EPs or 'Seasons', taking inspiration from television. This was accompanied by the release of the first track of the EP "What a Time" on 4 September. Their second single "92" was released on 16 October. The third and final single "Million" was released on 20 November. The first season was released on 15 January 2021.

The first single from Weird Years Season 2 "Not in the Mood" was released on 30 March 2021. The second single from the EP "Cosmic Coming of Age" was released on 14 April 2021. Weird Years Season 2 was released on 7 May 2021.

On September 8, 2021, they announced their second studio album 'Are We Gonna Be Alright?' and released their first single of the album "Love You To Death". The second single "Alone" was released on October 13. The third and final single of the album "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah " was released on November 19.

Fickle Friends released a Christmas single "My Favourite Day" on December 1.

'Are We Gonna Be Alright?' was released on January 14.

Band members[edit]


  • Natassja Shiner – vocals, keyboard
  • Jack Wilson – keyboard, guitar, backing vocals, samples, programming
  • Jack 'Harry' Herrington – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Sam Morris – drums, percussion


  • Christopher Hall – guitar


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
You Are Someone Else[6]
  • Released: 16 March 2018
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: CD, LP, Digital, Cassette
Are We Gonna Be Alright?[7]
  • Released: 14 January 2022
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • Format: CD, LP, Digital, Cassette

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Extended play details
  • Released: 25 May 2015
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: Digital
  • Released: 15 August 2017
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: LP, Digital
You Are Someone Else: Versions[10]
  • Released: 14 June 2018
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: Digital
Broken Sleep[11]
  • Released: 9 November 2018
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: Digital
Weird Years: Season 1
  • Released: 15 January 2021[12]
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • Format: Digital, LP
Weird Years: Season 2
  • Released: 7 May 2021
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • Format: Digital, Cassette


  • "Swim" (2014)[13]
  • "Play" (2014)
  • "For You" (2014)[14]
  • "Could Be Wrong" (2015)
  • "Say No More" (2015)
  • "Swim" (2016)[15]
  • "Cry Baby" (2016)
  • "Brooklyn" (2016)
  • "Hello Hello" (2017)
  • "Glue" (2017)
  • "Hard to Be Myself" (2017)
  • "Swim" (2018) (re-release)
  • "Say No More" (2018) (re-release)
  • "Heartbroken" (2018) (featuring Amber Run)
  • "Broken Sleep" (2018)
  • "The Moment" (2018)
  • "San Francisco" (2018)
  • "Amateurs" (2019)
  • "Pretty Great" (2020)
  • "Eats Me Up" (2020)
  • "What A Time" (2020)
  • "92" (2020)
  • "Million" (2020)
  • "Not in the Mood" (2021)
  • "Cosmic Coming of Age" (2021)
  • "Love You to Death" (2021)
  • "Alone" (2021)
  • "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" (2021)
  • "My Favourite Day" (2021)

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Album / EP
"Swim" 2016 n/a
"Cry Baby"
"Brooklyn" Album
You Are Someone Else
"Hello Hello" 2017
"Hard to Be Myself"
(Fan Video)
"Wake Me Up"
"Say No More"
"Broken Sleep" EP
Broken Sleep
"The Moment"
"San Francisco"
(Lyric Video)
2019 n/a
"Pretty Great" 2020
"Eats Me Up"
"What a Time" EP
Weird Years: Season 1
(Lyric Video)
"IRL" 2021
"Finish Line"
(Lyric Video)
"Cosmic Coming of Age" EP
Weird Years: Season 2
"Won't Hurt Myself"


  1. ^ @ficklefriends (16 January 2019). "Change is never easy. We have had the most amazing 5 years working with Chris, it's with great sadness that we have decided to part ways. He is a true talent and amazing guy and we wish him all the best with his next project! Thank you for everything Chris 💕💕💕🎸🎸🎸💕💕💕" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Siema, Allan (27 October 2013). "5 Minutes with…Fickle Friends Leading Vocalist Natassja Shiner". On The Come Up Tv. Archived from the original on 1 February 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  3. ^ Goodman, Jessica. "Fickle Friends sign to Polydor and "Swim" to success with new single". Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  4. ^ Smith, Thomas (28 July 2016). "Under The Radar: Fickle Friends Are On The Pathway To Pop Perfection". NME. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Fickle Friends : You Are Someone Else". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  6. ^ "You Are Someone Else | Fickle Friends". Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Fickle Friends – Are We Gonna Be Alright?". ficklefriends.tmstor.es. Archived from the original on 15 June 2022. Retrieved 15 June 2022.
  8. ^ "Velvet – EP by Fickle Friends on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 5 December 2020.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Glue – EP by Fickle Friends on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  10. ^ "You Are Someone Else (Versions) – EP by Fickle Friends on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Broken Sleep – Single by Fickle Friends on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  12. ^ "Weird Years (Season 1) EP – Download — Kontraband". Archived from the original on 5 December 2020. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  13. ^ St. Michel, Patrick. "Fickle Friends "Swim"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  14. ^ Lipshutz, Jason. "Meet Fickle Friends, A Great New Pop Band Blowing Up The U.K. Blogs". Billboard. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  15. ^ Taylor Bennett, Kim (April 2016). "DON'T DROWN IN YOUR EMO: HERE'S FICKLE FRIENDS' VIDEO FOR "SWIM"". Noisey.

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