We all have a place in our heart for alt-rock that packs an explosive punch but doesn’t overdo it with the bruising instrumentation. Where Fires Are’s newest single ‘No Rifles’ fits into this description perfectly, an ideal balance of gentle melody-focused music with a powerful chorus that holds all the energy that the track needs. After all, why drown out the politically-motivated and socially-conscious lyrics with crunchy music? But just for good measure, the track features a brutal middle section which builds into a guitar frenzy for the final chorus.
The accompanying video for the track is a cut-up performance of the band, playing the track itself, that captures the intensity and passion that goes into the music. A lot of bands are producing videos like these, but it’s always so good to see the musicians letting the music speak for itself.