Rising alternative rock quartet Static Fires begin their assault on the UK with the release of their mesmerising debut album, ‘Thirteen’, out on Friday 10th August. In the meantime, the aspiring riff merchants have dropped a new track, ‘Return’.
There is truly something in the water in South Wales, as year after year, this relatively small area of the UK has produced a cornucopia of premium talent, and the next band aiming to add to this already impressive list are Static Fires.
Making their way out of Swansea, STATIC FIRES are a striking four-piece that have been plying their trade in the area since late 2014.
Comprised of old school friends, Sam Randles (lead vocals/guitar), Jack Clements (lead guitar/vocals), Tom Gibbins (bass), and Jack Piper (drums/vocals), the hotly-tipped alt rockers have drawn favorable comparisons to the Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Kings of Leon.
Right from the off, they extensively penned new tunes with gigs to follow, and in the spring of 2016, the band revealed their self-titled debut EP to much support, and the Welsh rockers took the positive experiences yielded from that, ploughing them into their forthcoming debut album, ‘Thirteen’.
Framed by eight strapping cuts, ‘Thirteen’ is rammed with fist-in-the-air choruses, explosive rhythms, and thoughtful arrangements that belie the group’s years.
From the eerie Alice in Chains-esque opening bars of ‘Rollercoaster’, through to the Red Hot Chili Pepper styled-groove of their forthcoming single, ‘Black Velvet’, Static Fires have compressed their influences with a hefty amount of guile and astuteness.
Their new single, ‘Return’, magnificently comes over you with balanced guitar scapes and soaring vocal lines. Plug it in and soak it up, as these guys are set to rise!
‘THIRTEEN’, THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM STATIC FIRES, WILL BE AVAILABLE TO STREAM, DOWNLOAD OR PURCHASE FROM SPOTIFY, iTunes, GOOGLE PLAY, AMAZON MUSIC, BANDCAMP, AND SOUNDCLOUD FROM AUGUST 10.
FURTHER INFO ON THE BAND CAN BE FOUND THROUGH THE FOLLOWING SITES: