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FRIENDS OF FRIENDS' TOP 5 DESERT ISLAND ALBUMS

Morphine is out now!

Image: Bowen Hopper.


Queensland indie-punk outfit Friends of Friends have dropped their new single, Morphine. To celebrate the release, frontman Barnaby Baker has shared with MILKY the five albums he would take with him to a desert island.


“I remembered how hard it was to see her in hospital, not sure how it would end. There was morphine for her pain, and I leaned on my relationship for mine,” Baker shares of his experience coming to terms with his mother’s cancer diagnosis. “This song is an apocalyptic look on my life as it feels as though I’m slowly spiralling downwards. I think we all are at times. It’s that feeling of chasing the light at the end of the tunnel, and hoping to reach it in time.”



THE POLICE - GHOST IN THE MACHINE

Ghost In The Machine is one of my favourite pre 2000’s albums and is so well thought out from its track list that keeps you engaged, to its insanely simple but killer cover art that connects all the dots. The A side is fun, but the B side is where the magic is - with tracks like Secret Journey and Omegaman.



BRIAN ENO - AMBIENT 1: MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS

I found this record while bin diving in Fitzroy, and absolutely freaked out.I’m a huge fan of Eno and he’s inspired so much of my writing. The true king of ambience. It’s a really obscure record that was literally written to be background music for busy and stressful airports, so definitely not a go-to in the collection but if all my vinyls caught on fire, this is the one I’d try to save.



U2 - WAR

I love this record, and I love what it stands for. Its got such an iconic front cover and is easy to leave in the record player days on end while Sunday Bloody Sunday always has me jogging the needle back to hear it again.



CIGARETTES AFTER SEX - CIGARETTES AFTER SEX

This album can at times feel like one long song, but I think that’s what makes it the quintessential 10pm vinyl. Grab a wine, and throw this one on. Can’t live without it.`



GALLANT - OLOGY

Ology was the first record I ever bought and I remember listening to this album constantly before walking into The Basement Discs in Melbourne. I didn’t have a record player at the time but I HAD to grab it out of respect. This one became my gateway drug into collecting so it's very sentimental.



Morphine is out now!



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