The FIREWORKS (london dreampop) BLOW UP ROUGH TRADE
The Fireworks “Switch Me On” (shelflife records) is BLOWING UP.
The band will be playing an instore at Rough Trade East today Thursday the 12th at 7 PM. The record has been getting rave reviews with Big Takeover, Magnet, Gold Flake Paint, Vinyl District, All Music, and loads and loads more. Don’t be the one that misses out, scroll down and download the record and let the sparks burst.
Infectious hooks, tassteful harmonies and sheer volume make for a stellar launch from a new band creating their own jet stream. (Big Takeover)
starting with a bang, ending on a note of the unexpected, and never losing a thread between the poles. (Vinyl District)
if you like your pop loud and tight with hooks that will cut through you like a rock through a window then the Fireworks are a band you need to check out. (All Music)
Some bands decide to overpower you with punk energy, some with C86 sweetness, some with soaring, gut-thumping power pop. The Fireworks seem to have considered the options and then said “yes , all of them, only louder”. (When You Motor Away)
Switch Me On is an exhilarating chase at high speeds… (Austin Town Hall)
It’s love between friends, love as company, love as respect – love without beer, gifts, or sex. And I want it bad. Damn it Fireworks you’re that good. (Gold Flake Paint)
London quartet the Fireworks play a bratty brand of punk rock the way England originally intended. (Magnet)
BIO: Shelflife is excited to announce the highly anticipated debut LP Switch Me On from The Fireworks, coming February 10th on LP, CD and digital formats. The LP comes in two colors: limited blood red vinyl will be offered exclusively at Rough Trade Shops, while limited white vinyl will be available at shelflife.com.
After two brilliant 7″ singles, the sold out Fireworks EP and nearly sold out Runaround, and one flexi featuring the cover of Girls At Our Best! “Getting Nowhere Fast“, the band are ready to unleash their debut album Switch Me On to the world. Needless to say, those who have been waiting patiently will be rewarded. Recorded at Soup Studios by David Holmes and Simon Trought (Allo Darlin, Comet Gain), the album continues right where the band left off: more chainsaw fuzz-drenched feedback, more guitar pop hooks, more reverb-soaked Matthew and Emma vocals, and more jumping off your f**king seats! The LP also shows the versatility in sound of the band, when the distortion pedals take a back seat to shimmering 12 string guitars. All and all, this album is made up of thirteen “A” sides and if you can sit still while listening to this record, you’re surely walking dead!
The band continues to play around the UK and Germany, including London, Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester, and Hamburg, with more gigs planned for 2015.
The Fireworks are Emma Hall (Pocketbooks), Matthew Rimell (Big Pink Cake), visual artist Isabel Albiol, and Shaun Charman (The Wedding Present/The Popguns), based in London and Brighton, UK.
For fans of: Razorcuts, Buzzcocks, Girls At Our Best!, Revolving Paint Dream, The Shop Assistants, Meat Whiplash, Bubblegum Splash