The Fireworks

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The Fireworks – Dream About You

The Fireworks release their new single Dream About You next week. It’s also their first material with new vocalist Beth Arzy (Trembling Blue Stars/Lightning in a Twilight Hour/The Luxembourg Signal). Thankfully the change of singer does not affect the band’s brand of fuzzy, sometimes noisy, indie pop. All three tracks here are corkers but it’s … Continue reading

The Fireworks – All The Time

All The Time is taken from The Fireworks new EP entitled Black and Blue. It’s a 1980’s inspired fuzzy indiepop track which is catchy, addictive and most importantly, as demonstrated by the video, FUN! The rest of the EP mixes up the indiepop template a fair bit and if you are a fan of C86 … Continue reading

The Fireworks – Switch Me On

It’s been out for a couple of weeks now and it’s a cracker setting the benchmark for all other album releases this year. From opener With My Heart via the brilliant single Runaround to the closing track it’s a glorious way to spend 37 and a bit minutes. That means I get to play it … Continue reading

The Fireworks – On and On

On and On is taken from the Fireworks forthcoming debut album Switch Me On which is due for release in February 2015 on Shelflife Records. On and On is noisy, frantic and clocks in under two minutes. Think The Buzzcocks meeting up with The Shop Assistants. Now that’s the perfect pop recipe for me. On … Continue reading

The Fireworks – Getting Nowhere Fast

The Fireworks release their cover of the Girls At Our Best classic Getting Nowhere Fast at the end of April. It comes as a playable flexi disc postcard and will be released by the Freakscene label. The impressive artwork is by Ceal Warnants. Pre-order from here. And here is the original: Homepage Facebook

The Fireworks – I Wish You’d Go

Forget the nonsense that is the 76 track (yes 76 tracks!) reissue of the C86 cassette Cherry Red will be releasing later this year. If you buy one compilation in 2014 make sure it’s Nobody’s Business released by the fledgling Dutch label Candy Twist Records. I have been streaming this album for weeks now since … Continue reading

The Fireworks – Runaround

I wrote about the latest Fireworks single here and now here is the video for it whcih is almost as great as the song. Out now on Shelflife Records. UK bods can order it from Rough Trade. Facebook

The Fireworks – Runaround

The contenders for song of the year keep on coming. Originally sounding like a Subway Organisation tribute act (and there is definately nothing wrong with that in my view!) The Fireworks have totally expanded beyond that original pigeonhole and have now gone further musically more than I imagined they ever could after witnessing one of … Continue reading

The Fireworks – Higher and Higher

I have mentioned The Fireworks debut self titled EP previously. They have now released a video for the lead track “Higher and Higher”. They also have a change of drummer. Carys has rejoined the reformed (or should that be revitalised?) Give It Ups and has been replaced by Shaun Charman who used to play in … Continue reading

The Fireworks – Higher and Higher

Next month sees the release of The Fireworks debut EP on Shelflife Records which echoes to the sound of mid eighties UK indie bands such as The Shop Assistants, Fizzbombs or what was happening on the Subway Organisation label at the time. You can also download their Dandelion Radio session for free from bandcamp

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