Broken Fires

Live Act Alternative Indiepop Rock Indie
Broken Fires - Alternative Indiepop Rock Indie Live Act in Swansea

Broken Fires Short Info

We are Broken Fires. We record our records in kitchens, bedrooms and other people's houses. Starting in January 2012, the journey so far has been quick and always fun. In the second week of this project our demo 'Out of the Woods' earned us Bethan Elfyn (BBCR1 Wales) Artist of the Week. We began to realise early on that our bedroom recorded alt-pop might actually appeal to more people than our parents and housemates.

In 9 short months our tracks 'Out of the Woods', 'Vessels' and 'Brick.Mortar.Stone' have racked up airplay on BBC Radio 1 (Jen Long Show), BBC Radio Wales (Bethan Elfyn Show) and local radio stations including 96.4FM The Wave (Siany) and Nation Radio (Shay KIGH). Our debut EP 'Out of the Woods' has sold out of its first pressing at our small number of live shows in London, Cardiff and Swansea (including one sold out show on a boat on the Thames).

The response from critics has been surprising and flattering for us in equal measure. David Owens of Wales Online labelled us as "Melodically bountiful, big hearted folk-pop that is hugely impressive" (August 2014), tipping Broken Fires as a band to watch live for summer 2014. Music bloggers seem similarly into it with 'Tonightatdawn.com' stating that Broken Fires create "... a cathartic experience akin to Mumford and Sons and early Arcade Fire" (4/5) and Independent Music Blog Equal Ground labelling our debut EP as "almost bursting loose at the seams with energy" (4/5). Wales Online also recently included our track 'Out of the Woods' in their top 51 tracks of 2014.

After a long time locked away in our garages and bedrooms trying to capture the energy of our live show on record we think we have done it and simply cannot wait to get these tracks to the ears of as many people as possible across Wales and beyond.

We are Broken Fires. We record our records in kitchens, bedrooms and other people's houses. Starting in January 2012, the journey so far has been quick and always fun. In the second week of this project our demo 'Out of the Woods' earned us Bethan Elfyn (BBCR1 Wales) Artist of the Week. We began to realise early on that our bedroom recorded alt-pop might actually appeal to more people than our parents and housemates.

In 9 short months our tracks 'Out of the Woods', 'Vessels' and 'Brick.Mortar.Stone' have racked up airplay on BBC Radio 1 (Jen Long Show), BBC Radio Wales (Bethan Elfyn Show) and local radio stations including 96.4FM The Wav...

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Past Gigs Broken Fires

  • 06 | 2015 Swansea The Garage - Festival
  • 05 | 2015 London Underbelly, Hoxton
  • 04 | 2015 Swansea Mozarts
  • 04 | 2015 London Tooting Tram & Social
  • 04 | 2015 Cardiff Fizzi Events - The Four Bar

Discography Broken Fires

  • 2014 Out of the Woods EP | Independent

Media

  • Sound

Origin

  • Swansea GB

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Tom Stephens Vocals & Guitar
  • Gareth Carter Vocals & Guitar
  • Justin Hendy Guitar & all production
  • Chris Seacombe Keyboards & Vocals
  • Angharad Jenkins Violin

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