We’re no strangers to FlashFires. We’ve heard two tracks from them, both of which make their way onto their debut EP ‘Play’, and both blew us away. Which means that there is a 50/50 chance that the EP would either be great, or would be heartbreakingly disappointing trash. Anyone hoping for the latter, stop reading now. ‘Play’ opens as it means to go on, with the punk-lite guitar riff that opens ’31’ that then dissolves into a dreamily dramatic anthem […]
Somewhere between alt-rock and indie-rock, Flashfires are producing catchy semi-anthems packed with punchy power and catchy melodies. The guitar lines in ‘Circus Boy’ offer the perfect contrast between overdriven crunchiness on one side and shimmering twangs on the other. It’s a good mix. Here’s the video, for your audio-visual pleasure. You can read our full review of the track here.
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. ‘Circus Boy’ is brilliant in its combination of two indie/alternative stereotypes, creating something interestingly exciting in the process. We’ve all heard the jangly indie lead guitars before, and we’ve all heard the crunch of overdriven guitars as they storm their way through alt-rock tracks. But together they become something a little bit more interesting, especially when they’re combined […]