Forest Fire - Future Shadows - new digital single released today
Pitchfork - even more so than their promising debut, Staring at the X proves them to be a commendably ambitious band with the chops to carry out even their most far-flung ideas.
Artrocker – Beautifully cool
Losing Today - Marks the creative astuteness and dare we say confident swagger of a band comfortable in their own skin…without doubt the coolest thing we’ve possibly heard all year
Drowned In Sound - It is as swirly and indebted to the darker shades of psychedelia as a band like Deerhunter, it has considerably more swagger
Rhythm Circus - a definite purchase
AU - a seductive 35 minutes... Brilliantly odd stuff
Forest Fire's electrifying new single Future Shadows is released today as a two-track digital download, backed with exclusive non-album cut Stage Lighting/
Forest Fire's second full-length - their first for FatCat - is a mature, sophisticated take on singer-songwriter pop with a leaning towards instant-classic hooks and a full instrumentation. Full of references to Television, Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground, even Talk Talk in their quieter moments, Forest Fire's Staring At The X is sure to build on the critical acclaim of their debut (2008's Survival) that saw The Guardian, Drowned in Sound, Rough Trade, Blogoteque (etc. etc.) won over.
For their latest, self-recorded effort, Forest Fire renew the focus on beguiling hooks and lyrics that have earned them favorable comparisons with contemporaries like the Walkmen or occasional tourmates Phosphorescent, but bring a new complexity to their sound. As singer / songwriter / guitarist Mark Thresher explains, “This record is our attempt to be more of an ambitious songwriter/rock band, rather than a weird folk band.”
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Future Shadows can be heard in full on the band's Facebook page .