UK Alt Rock crew STATIC FIRES continue their climb with the release of their mesmerising debut album, Thirteen, out on Friday 10th August. The ascending riff merchants have also just released a new video for ‘Black Velvet’, and you can watch it here:

There is truly something in the water in South Wales, as year after year, this relatively small area of the UK has produced a cornucopia of premium talent. The next band aiming to add to this already impressive list are STATIC FIRES. Making their way out of Swansea, STATIC FIRES are a striking four piece that have been plying their trade in the area since late 2014. Comprised of old school friends: Sam Randles (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Jack Clements (Lead Guitar, Vocals), Tom Gibbins (Bass), and Jack Piper (Drums, Vocals), the hotly-tipped alt rockers have drawn favorable comparisons to Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Kings of Leon. Right from the off, they extensively penned new tunes with gigs to follow, and in the Spring of 2016, the band revealed their self-titled debut EP to much support.

The Welsh rockers took the positive experiences yielded from their first record and ploughed them into their forthcoming debut album, Thirteen. Framed by eight strapping cuts, Thirteen is rammed with fist-in-the-air choruses, explosive rhythms, and thoughtful arrangements that belie the group’s years. From the eerie Alice in Chains-esque opening bars of Rollercoaster, through to the Red Hot Chili Pepper styled-groove of their new single, Black Velvet –, STATIC FIRES have compressed their influences with a hefty amount of guile and astuteness. Plug it in and soak it up; these guys are set to rise!

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