Taken from their debut EP, FlashFires release their new single ’31’ on 8th June. This catchy uptempo number is a cracking indie anthem, bouncing along on a bed of guitars and melodies with a rather fab hooky chorus throw in for good measure.
Having received critical acclaim and good radio coverage including plays on BBC Introducing on their previous 2 singles, FlashFires are now looking to ‘31′ to kick things up a gear with Festival season fast approaching and gigs galore coming up.
The video for ’31’ is out now and showcases the lighter side of this bunch, with tongue firmly in cheek, they’ve channeled their inner Supergrass for this 3 minute romp around the coast and countryside!
“… it’s a testament to their artistry and talent that this EP manages to be such a consistently fantastic one from start to finish….with their fondness for experimentalism, their solid musical chemistry and their natural songwriting flair, you can’t expect anything but great things from this band”
22nd May, The Swan, Wantage with NudyBronque
23rd May, Railway, Winchester with Pink Cigar
24th May, Riffstock, Riffs Bar, Swindon with NudyBronque
25th May, The Islington, London with NudyBronque & Cavaliers
26th May, The Hobbit, Southampton with NudyBronque & Cavaliers
3rd June, The Joiners, Southampton supporting Bohicas
19 June, The Water Rats, London
11th July, Live Festival, Basingstoke
18th July, The Workshop, Shoreditch
19th July, PENN FESTIVAL, with Happy Mondays, Razorlight, Union J, Fratellis etc
25th July, Festival On The Heath, Salisbury
21st August, The Vic, Swindon with NudyBronque
more shows & festivals 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 20 year old Basingstoke boys are going to be making a huge impact on the music scene in the coming months!
’31’ was produced by Brian Wheat at J Street Studios & mastered at Abbey Road by Frank Arkwright (Arcade Fire, Oasis, The Smiths, Blur, New Order)
Alex Gonzato, vocals/guitars,
Fraser Roskilly, guitar,
Jon Cullis, guitar,
Liam Kinslow, bass,
Toby Bartlett, drums
Band photo credit: Oliver Halfin