Following on from their debut single ‘Circus Boy’ released late last year and leading in to the release of  their debut EP ‘Play’ on April 20th, this fabulously talented bunch of young indie rockers release their second single ‘SHY’ on 30th March



This lovely, lilting songs trips and bounces along on a bed of guitars, harmonies and Alex’s stunning vocals, as catchy as hell and perfect number to start rocking into Spring!

‘FlashFires follow up their twice-released debut ‘Circus Boy’ with a bona fide second single, ‘Shy’. It’s a bold and choppy burst of groove-driven post-punk / indie that evokes bands that follow the trajectory from Orange Juice through Franz Ferdinand and suggests FlashFires themselves are anything but. Nifty and hooky as hell, ‘Shy’ has ‘breakthrough’ written all over it’

Their music is fast paced, with a funky twist and a surge of energy. They have a great stage presence and they know how to captivate their audiences with jangly guitars, unique vocals, catchy beats and a most definitely fun experience…”
The Edge

If there’s anything that can save the whole indie/alternative scene from the swirly dirge of shoegazers stoning themselves into stereotypes, it’s FlashFires   ….brilliant in its combination of two indie/alternative stereotypes, creating something exciting in the process”

6th March, The Fat Fox, Southsea with Pink Cigar
20th March, Lennons, Southampton with Pink Cigar
5th AprilEaster Festival, Bar 42 Worthing
24th April, Water Rats, London
23rd May, Railway, Winchester with Pink Cigar
more shows tbc.

Already with big US & UK management behind them (Tesla’s bassist/manager Brian Wheat) and recently taken onto X Ray Touring’s books after being seen by Steve Strange himself, FlashFires can also count Led Zep’s Jimmy Page amongst their rapidly growing legion of fans after he popped along to see one of their London shows.

If you haven’t had the chance to check them out yet, they really are a must-see! Having already supported the likes of The Subways, The Rifles, Catfish & The Bottlemen & The Carnabys amongst others, along with their youth, energy and abundance of talent, this bunch of 19 year old Basingstoke boys are going to be making a huge impact on the music scene in the coming months!

FlashFires are:
Alex Gonzato, vocals/guitars,
Fraser Roskilly, guitar,
Jon Cullis, guitar,
Liam Kinslow, bass,
Toby Bartlett, drums

Band photo credit: Oliver Halfin