Special Friend is a Paris-based American/French duo formed in 2017 by Erica Ashleson (drums, vocals) and Guillaume Siracusa (guitar, vocals). During the summer of 2020, the band invited Vincent Hivert (En Attendant Ana) to help them record “Ennemi Commun” on a Tascam 8-track machine.
Their debut album demonstrates the evolution of the group’s sound through songs with the occasional layering of guitars & vintage toy keyboards, with more space for harmonizing vocals. Special Friend knows how to surprise the listener. “Ennemi Commun” (the title meaning the opposite of “Special Friend,” in French) features eleven tracks that fluctuate between slowcore and noise pop, combining melancholic moments and up-tempo rhythms.