Where Fires Are

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Where Fires Are - Ambient Alternative Pop Rock Alternative Rock Live Act in Leeds

Where Fires Are Short Info

"The music is simultaneously intense, intricate and contemplative. A Molotov Cocktail of melody, rhythm and riffs all glued together by a stirring atmosphere."

Ash, James, Matt, Nick and Robbie first met back in 2010 at Leeds College of Music. By 2013, various other bands and solo projects had been and gone. Whilst on a night out on Leeds' own Call Lane - celebrating graduation - all five realised they were free to begin their next musical endeavour... and with a knocking together of beer bottles and a few handshakes, Where Fires Are was born.

The group put an emphasis on creating expressive music whilst avoiding self-indulgence. Thought-out, occasionally ambiguous lyrics (allowing the listener to interpret as they like) tend to cover grand themes such as life and death, love and hate, politics, spiritualism and faith (in the basic sense of the word).

- REVIEWS -

'Explosive, intricate Alt Rock.'
- Q Magazine

‘Their huge sound is stadium-bound - driving, finely crafted guitar anthems... angular riffs, soaring vocals. Where Fires Are boast an authentic vibe that they deliver with acute pride.’
- Bang The Drum Magazine

'The group are volcanic and could easily fire up huge stadiums through their untameable energy... a must see band.'
- Sounds of an Eccentric

'They have great (really great) songs and a performance level to surpass anything currently on the tour circuit.'
- The Indie Project

'Music that is full of energy while carrying a high emotional and hard-hitting message.'
- Beat2aChord

'...a more polished, frenetically-driven brand of alt rock; their incendiary live shows serving to bolster an arsenal of already anthemic proportions.'
- Scruff of the Neck

‘...an absolutely seminal, blistering set and ‘Kill My Mind’ is a cracking tune.’
- Virtual Festival

"The music is simultaneously intense, intricate and contemplative. A Molotov Cocktail of melody, rhythm and riffs all glued together by a stirring atmosphere."

Ash, James, Matt, Nick and Robbie first met back in 2010 at Leeds College of Music. By 2013, various other bands and solo projects had been and gone. Whilst on a night out on Leeds' own Call Lane - celebrating graduation - all five realised they were free to begin their next musical endeavour... and with a knocking together of beer bottles and a few handshakes, Where Fires Are was born.

The group put an emphasis on creating expressive music whilst avoiding self-indulgence. Though...

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Past Gigs Where Fires Are

  • 12 | 2016 Chelmsford The Basement
  • 12 | 2016 Sheffield Local Authority
  • 12 | 2016 Leeds Wharf Chambers
  • 11 | 2016 Leeds Kazoopa Festival
  • 11 | 2016 Edinburgh Bannersmans Bar
  • 11 | 2016 Bradford The Underground
  • 11 | 2016 Hull O'Rileys
  • 11 | 2016 Blackburn The Napier
  • 09 | 2016 New York Bowery Electric (Mondo NYC)
  • 09 | 2016 New York New York University (Mondo NYC Live Session)
  • 09 | 2016 Glasgow Nice ’N’ Sleazy
  • 08 | 2016 Wigan Wigan Live
  • 08 | 2016 Keighley Shadow Fest
  • 07 | 2016 Kendal Kendal Calling
  • 06 | 2016 Barnsley Live In Barnsley
  • 04 | 2016 Leeds Live At Leeds
  • 04 | 2016 Keighley The Exchange
  • 02 | 2016 Leeds Wardrobe
  • 02 | 2016 Manchester Gullivers
  • 01 | 2016 London The Borderline
  • 11 | 2015 Sunderland The Corner Flag
  • 11 | 2015 Middleton Carsons Bar
  • 11 | 2015 Reading The Face Bar
  • 11 | 2015 London The Workshop
  • 11 | 2015 Leeds The Key Club
  • 10 | 2015 York Fibbers
  • 10 | 2015 Nottingham The Maze
  • 10 | 2015 Sheffield The Rocking Chair
  • 10 | 2015 Manchester Etihad Stadium
  • 10 | 2015 Bath The Nest
  • 09 | 2015 Leeds The Library
  • 09 | 2015 Salford The Crescent
  • 08 | 2015 Leeds Leeds Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Reading Reading Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Lancashire Moofest
  • 07 | 2015 Darwen Testifest
  • 07 | 2015 Leeds The Wardrobe
  • 05 | 2015 Darwen Darwen Live
  • 05 | 2015 Leeds Oporto
  • 05 | 2015 Newcastle Dog&Parrot
  • 05 | 2015 Middleton Carsons Bar
  • 05 | 2015 Barnsley The Underground
  • 05 | 2015 Keighley The Exchange
  • 05 | 2015 Scunthorpe The Lincoln Imp
  • 04 | 2015 Doncaster Cask Corner Dive Bar
  • 04 | 2015 Blackburn Blakeys Cafe
  • 04 | 2015 Huddersfield The Parish
  • 03 | 2015 Leeds Wharf Chambers
  • 03 | 2015 Leeds The Faversham
  • 03 | 2015 Blackburn King George's Hall
  • 02 | 2015 Sheffield RS Bar
  • 02 | 2015 Manchester Beirkeller
  • 02 | 2015 London Underbelly
  • 01 | 2015 Leeds Verve Bar
  • 01 | 2015 Leeds The Library
  • 12 | 2014 Leeds The Key Club
  • 11 | 2014 Doncaster Cask Corner Dive Bar
  • 11 | 2014 Eagle Inn The Eagle Inn
  • 11 | 2014 Leeds The Rock Bar
  • 11 | 2014 Leeds Nation of Shopkeepers
  • 10 | 2014 Leeds Lounge Bar and Grill
  • 10 | 2014 Sheffield South Sea Live
  • 10 | 2014 Manchester Beirkeller
  • 10 | 2014 London Underbelly
  • 10 | 2014 Woodchester The Convent
  • 09 | 2014 Leeds Beirkeller
  • 08 | 2014 Bradford Odsal Stadium
  • 08 | 2014 Leeds Carpe Diem
  • 07 | 2014 Sheffield Crystals Bar (Tramlines Festival)
  • 07 | 2014 Liverpool Lomax
  • 07 | 2014 Bierkeller Leeds
  • 06 | 2014 Leeds
  • 05 | 2014 Leeds The Cockpit
  • 05 | 2014 Leeds Carpe Diem

Discography Where Fires Are

  • 2015 ‘The Orange E.P' EP |
  • 2014 ‘Through the trees'' EP |

Media

  • Video Where Fires Are - Your Brot...
  • Video Where Fires Are - Kill My M...
  • Video Where Fires Are - They Are ...
  • Video Where Fires Are - The Joys ...
  • Video Where Fires Are - Good Luck...
  • Video Where Fires Are - Vultures ...
  • Video Where Fires Are - These Win...
  • Sound Kill My Mind
  • Sound Your Brother

Fan Radar

2,154 Fans
12,208 Views
3,668 Plays
1,054 Follower

Origin

  • Leeds GB

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Nick Banks Keyboards
  • James Clegg Bass
  • Matt Exton Drums
  • Robbie Gillespie Vocal
  • Ash Reynolds Guitar