The band formed in late 2015 following a chance meeting at a gig between Christabel (drums) and Faith (guitar and vocals). They were soon joined by Jack on guitar, who had met Faith through an activist group in London. Mammoth Penguins’ Emma Kupa is the most recent addition on bass, having worked with Faith on a number of projects over the years.
Since forming, Suggested Friends have toured consistently and appeared at a number of festivals, including Athens Popfest, DIY Popfest, Indietracks, and End Of The Road, for which they were a Band Competition winner in 2018.
Fusing the sounds of their DIY punk origins with soft-rock and power pop, their second album weaves together lush guitar textures and rich vocal harmonies to create melodic songs that are both tender and indignant. Fans of UK DIY stalwarts like Martha, Personal Best and Fightmilk will find the same politicised and honest energy, but there is also an introspective edge that will please indie and folk fans of Palehound, The Weather Station and Hiss Golden Messenger .