A breathless mix of spiky indie rock, electro noise and pure pop suss, North East girl / boy gang We Start Fires are set to release their glittering debut LP later this year!
2006 saw the band release two, now sold out, limited edition singles: the pouting, James Ford produced, cherry red vinyl debut of Strut and the hip-as hell, NME Single Of The Week runner-up, double A-side, Hot Metal and Hipshake (“This slab of bubblegum metal makes a case for We Start Fires being the acest band in the world!” gasped NME!); as well as tearing up dance-floors across the UK with Nine Black Alps, Giant Drag and The Longcut, hitting Texas for the SXSW festival, playing a handful of Italy’s coolest club nights, bringing down the house at the London Calling festival in Amsterdam with Dirty Pretty Things and being the subjects of a documentary for BBC2s The Culture Show. They also found time to run Darlington’s sexiest indie night, Club Strut, with Becky and Nikki moonlighting as glamorous DJ duo The High Kicks!
The last few months have seen the band head into the studio to record their debut album with Nobby (Hot Metal / Hipshake) and Pat Collier (Jesus and Mary Chain) at the controls. Full release details and tour dates coming very soon!