The Birthday Suit kicked off the week with news that a track off their album was due to be played on Amazing Radio's Audition show, but don't worry if you missed it - it will be repeated this Saturday between 4-7pm, so catch it on your DAB radio, or just listen to it on your computer. The band were also chosen as The 405's Band Of The Day, and Rod Jones also took the time to chat to AAA Music about his latest solo project - so not a bad week at all, despite the unfortunate postponement of their UK tour.
Their debut album, The Eleventh Hour, is due for release on 11th of November 2011 (that's 11.11.11!) via Sing It Alone Records, the band have made the album available to download from their official website today at a special early bird price (until the official album release) for fans - £5!
As well as picking up a fantastic review of their live show from Extreme Listening Mode, but perhaps the most exciting development for them this week was news that NME.com had featured their video for album track, "She's A Guillotine", on their site!
Download the free MP3 "Introducing Randy Newman", from Turn and Face Me, from the ABoF Soundcloud page.
The Blood Arm - Introducing Randy Newman by abadgeoffriendship
Their album Turn And Face Me is out now on Pau! / Snowhite and is available to buy via iTunes.
The Moth & The Mirror also had a busy week, with reviews for their debut album, Honestly, This World popping up in Stereoboard, while they also secured the much coveted Band Of The Day from The 405.
They also announced they were giving away a free track to all their fans, a remix of the single - "Germany (Headron Remix)". The track is available to download free via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
The Moth & The Mirror - Germany (Headron Remix) by abadgeoffriendship
Honestly, This World will be released on 7th November 2011 via Olive Grove Records as a download and limited edition CD.
ABoF will be gracing the pages of next week's issue of NME. Paul and Claire, amongst other independent folk working in music, were interviewed about A Badge of Friendship, what we do and how we started.
We'll also be dusting off our glad rags on Monday evening, and heading down to the Q Awards aftershow at the Cafe De Paris to bust out an ABoF flavoured DJ set. This is the second time we've DJ-ed the aftershow, last year we DJ-ed before Mark Ronson and the Chemical Brothers. It's one of our favourite events so we'll make sure we take some pictures and post them up next week!