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Shelflife presents the second 7" release from The Fireworks with "Runaround" b/w "With My Heart" and "Asleep" coming November 26th. Limited to 300 copies, the first 100 will be available on transparent red vinyl, exclusively on shelflife.com.
The Fireworks have been busy since their debut EP in March. They have enlisted Shaun Charman (The Popguns, The Wedding Present) as their new drummer and together been playing numerous shows around the UK including the Indietracks Festival, the Nottingham Pop Alldayer and supporting The Wedding Present in Brighton. And last but not least they've managed to record three fantastic new tracks for this single.
Fans of their debut EP will be pleased to know the band continues right where they left off -- delivering intoxicating head-bobbing noise pop. "Runaround" and "With My Heart" feature Emma on lead vocals surrounded by layers of fuzz and feedback with the usual Firework's flare for crafting perfect two minute pop songs. The third track "Asleep" is a lovely closer featuring Godfrey Salmon on viola alongside Matthew's whistful vocals. We're super excited for this release and can't wait to hear what they have in store for us in the new year.
For fans of: Razorcuts, Henry's Dress, The Shop Assistants, Meat Whiplash, early Primitives, Buzzcocks, The Frenchmen
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
Catalogue number: LIFE106
Pressing: 7" red vinyl (100 copies) and black vinyl (200 copies).
Artwork by: Andy Hart
2. With My Heart
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