On Board

Album: Friendly Fires (2008)


  • Lead singer Ed Macfarlane told Drowned In Sound: "I was feeling a little left out singing on my own, so I forced the other band members to sing along with me. We wrote the vocal line 'climbing on, climbing on board' and ever since then its been a constant struggle to remove the hook from our heads. Its also the only song I know of which contains the word 'defibrilating.'"
  • This was used in North American television commercials for the Nintendo Wii Fit. It also featured in the trailer for the Play Station game Gran Turismo 5.


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