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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 (SOLD OUT), while limited white vinyl will be available at shelflife.com (SOLD OUT). UPDATE: Second pressing 250 copies on red and white splatter vinyl.
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
Singles: "Runaround", "On And On", "Tightrope", "Took It All"
Praise for The Fireworks:
"...absolutely knocks your socks off"
- Please Rain Fall
"Runaround' is all pep and heartache and foot-to-the-floor pop. It sounds like the Shangri-Las after eight pints of Harvest Pale. It makes me want to go and do something that might lose me my job. It's probably the best single I've heard this year."
- A Layer of Chips
"Immediate, a rush, a whirl, a firecracker, POP!"
- A Fog of Ideas
"The contenders for song of the year keep on coming"
- Records I Like
"Thank fuck for The Fireworks."
- Brill Dream
"Instant pop melodies infused on feedback, soaked in reverb. Vocal harmonies assaulting walls of noise. The Pastels backed up by My Bloody Valentine. A noisy indiepop feast."
"Pop melodies, boy-girl vocals, guitar fuzz and feedback..."
- When You Motor Away
Switch Me On
RED AND WHITE SPLATTER VINYL:
Catalogue number: LIFE117
First Pressing: white vinyl and blood red vinyl
Second Pressing: red and white splatter vinyl
Artwork by: Andy Hart
1. With My Heart
3. Let You Know
5. Which Way To Go
6. Took It All
7. Switch Me On
8. On and On
9. Back To You
10. Stay Here
11. Corner Of My Mind
12. Final Say
13. In The Morning
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