‘Fresh, original…..audacious’ MOJO Magazine / ‘Addictive’ The Times / ‘Vital and indefinable”- For Folks Sake
Pancras Rd, Camden Town NW1 1UL
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Doors open 7.30 pm, music from 8.15 pm
Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 mins walk Directions
Firefly Burning launch their much-anticipated new album “Breath Shallow‘ at London’s iconic St Pancras Old Church venue. ‘Breathe Shallow’ is a full-hearted expression of the 5-piece band’s distinctive minimalist art-folk featuring nine new songs that map the terrain of what it is to love and lose.
Written and recorded amid the reed beds and salt marshes of coastal Suffolk, in residence at Snape Maltings, the album marks the band’s return to the studio after 2015’s acclaimed ‘Skeleton Hill’. Together with legendary producer Tim Friese-Greene (Talk Talk) and engineer Joe Peet, they devised a hybrid ‘almost-live’ recording process, enabling them to distil onto tape the crisp intricacy and crystalline energy of their live sound.
Drawing on avant-pop, alt-folk, classical minimalism and Javanese Gamelan, Firefly Burning’s sound is “fresh, original and often audacious” (The Times). For ‘Breathe Shallow’, the line-up has been augmented by bass synth and kick-drum, offsetting strings and vocal harmonies with a muscular momentum.
Borne out of a two year collaboration with Tim Friese-Greene ‘Skeleton Hill’ (2015), Firefly Burning’s second album, garnered critical success for its rich tapestry and originality. The band followed up the album launch with a UK tour supported by Arts Council England. In 2017 Firefly Burning developed a covers project with filmmaker Fred MacGregor, and in 2018 collaborated on a songwriting residency with emerging musicians at Brighter Sounds in Manchester.
“strange but soaring, dense but addictive… ideal for anybody who wishes Kate Bush were a bit more arty or Steve Reich were a lot more folky” – The Times
“fresh, original and often audacious…old and futuristic at the same time” – Mojo
“Flecks of Gentle Giant, Joni Mitchell and Fleet Foxes…a contemporary folk album with art-prog leanings: if Bjork got into ‘The Wicker Man’ it’d be almost as unintentionally spooky as this… Cleansing” – Prog
“vital and indefinable”- For Folks Sake
“utterly hypnotic… intoxicating, beautiful and affirming” – Matchbox