One of these things is not like the others

Friendly Fires have recruited Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch to appear on a compilation album they have curated.

The 'Pala' band are the latest act to be handed their own Late Night Tales mix and have assembled a truly eclectic mic of songs and artists with Cumberbatch appearing on a tracklist alongside SBTRKT, Cocteau Twins and even Olivia Newton John.

Friendly Fires have contributed something new to the compilation too with their cover of Eberhard Schoener + Sting's 'Why Don’t You Answer?'.

Benedict Cumberbatch, currently starring in BBC 2 drama Parade's End, appears in a non-musical role, reading a “new bedtime story” called ‘Flat Of Angles (Part 1)’ in the albums spoken word coda.

Friendly Fires Late Night Tales mix will be released on November 5th. Check out the full tracklisting below:

01 Junior Boys – Under The Sun
02 Renee – Change Your Style
03 Joe Simon – Love Vibration
04 Dennis Parker – Like An Eagle
05 Space – Carry On Turn Me On
06 Iron Galaxy – Attention Seeker
07 Bibio – Don’t Summarise My Summer Eyes
08 Stereolab – Black Arts
09 SBTRKT – Hold On
10 Friendly Fires – Why Don’t You Answer? (Eberhard Schoener + Sting cover version)
11 Sonna – One Most Memorable
12 Laurel Halo – Embassy
13 DJ Sprinkles – House Music Is A Controllable Desire You Can Own
14 Melody Echo Chamber – Endless Shore
15 Grouper – Invisible
16 Cocteau Twins – Cherry Coloured Funk
17 Slowdive – Shine
18 Olivia Newton John – Love Song
19 Nils Frahm – After
20 Benedict Cumberbatch – Flat Of Angles (part 1)


The man has a fantastic voice -- I'm looking forward to this...maybe...