Firestations is Mike, Laura, Martin, Giles and Tom. They write alt-pop songs then paint over them with drones, vocal harmonies, electronica and sometimes unusual rhythms.
They have a forthcoming release – a long experimental song called Dream Home coming out on WIAIWYA on 3rd July. It’s a response to the strange and shifting experience of the coronavirus lockdown, and was written / recorded in two socially distanced home studios in London in March and April 2020.
The second album ‘The Year Dot’ is out now as LP and download on Lost Map Records (home of Pictish Trail, Savage Mansion, Bas Jan, Ed Dowie and loads more). The first album ‘Never Closer’ is available as well.
“Dreamy, clean guitars, celestial percussion and hazy melodies, Firestations present that sense of worldly vulnerability in synth-driven glimpses of the sublime.” ★★★★ THE LIST
“Philosophical dream-pop, which contrasts soothing sounds with unsettled lyrics.” ★★★★ The Scotsman
“With its clinking electronics and driving rhythms, there’s a touch of retro-futurism about Receiver, like a child of the 1980’s picturing what pop music would sound like in 2018”. For The Rabbits
“Sunken, serene guitar pop”. DIY