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The Fireflys


The Fireflys

Since their inception in 2007, The Fireflys have four critically-albums under their belt, which garnered continuous support from the likes of BBC Introducing, BBC 6 Music and Amazing Radio as well as dominating the airwaves of independent and college radio stations across the globe. Their fresh take on rock, which primarily incorporates a folklore, singer/songwriter approach with Americana and Grunge, have earned them features in notable publications such as NME, Louder Than War and Music Insider.

Now the five piece alt-rock band kicks off 2019 with single ‘This House Is Ours’, where the harmonica chirpily introduces the latest offering, making way for a real cosy Americana-folk fusion.

‘This House Is Ours’ is the third single from their upcoming album ‘Only Us, Northern Lights’, which is their most diverse album to date. The project offers up a melting pot of styles, ranging from the Americana driven first single, ‘Grace’, to the driving stadium rock of second single ‘Runaway’.

The latter part of the album features two back to back prog-inspired epics in ‘The Sailor & The Sea’ and ‘These Cities, These Colours’ which serves as the centrepiece of the album, mentioning ‘Northern Lights’, and is an ode to some of the great cities of the world.

The album concludes with a live version of “My Heart”. With its largely acoustic palette, the single brings the album to a folk infusion inspired finish. The band’s classics, ‘Julianne’ and ‘Release/Repeat’ also make an appearance on the new album with a few enhancements.

The upcoming album has inspired the Runcorn-rockers to venture out and launch their signature beer called Northern Lights. Described as ‘a smooth and balanced golden ale’, Northern Lights is currently on sale now from Society LTD in the band’s hometown of Runcorn.

“It’s always love and loss, I can’t seem to escape writing about it,” says Fireflys frontman Lee Wylding of his compositions. “I think it’s because everyone knows how they feel.”

Wylding’s work is so redolent with emotion and heart, even though everyone does indeed know how love and loss feel, now they’re going to know how they sound.

Falling somewhere between the Counting Crows, the Jayhawks and Grand Drive, The Fireflys play a moving blend of road-weary rock and roll and shimmering Americana, all punctuated by the heartfelt poeticism of Wylding’s lyrics.

‘This House Is Ours’ is out now all major digital download/streaming sites. ‘Only Us, Northern Lights’ album will be out this spring.

Lee Wylding – Guitar/Vocals
Andie Packer – Drums
Sam Bramhall – Bass
Chris Tann – Keyboards/Piano
Joe Paul Forber – Acoustic Guitars

Phil Conway – Guitars

 

The Fireflys – This House Is Ours

The Fireflys – When We Were Young

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