forest fire Staring At the X (CD, £9.95)label: Fat Cat
· Forest Fire’s electrifying new full-length with a focus on mature singer-songwriter pop writing and instant-classic hooks. · Recommended for fans of The Velvet Underground, Television, Pink Floyd as well as contemporaries The Walkmen and Phosphorescent. · This is the band’s second album, after 2008’s Survival, which garnered some great critical responses and made several top 10 lists. · Have shared stages with Xiu Xiu, Papercuts, Gang Gang Dance, Psychedelic Horseshit, Anna Calvi, Julianna Barwick and Cass McCombs, among others. · Extensive touring, including instores and radio sessions, across UK throughout campaign. · The band played End Of The Road and Rock En Route last year. · Already a big online / blog buzz about them, as well as some great reviews and interest on past releases from The Guardian, Blogoteque and Uncut. · “A general air of beat-poet cool and a careless articulacy to the lyrics that heightens the impression of the band as quintessential SoHo bohos” - The Guardian. · “These are songs of the most universal of human themes… the battle between the darker side of human instinct and angelic purity” - Drowned In Sound.
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