Firestations are an alt-pop band. They write simple songs then paint over them with drones, vocal harmonies, electronica and unusual rhythms. Mike sings and plays guitar, Laura sings and plays synths and flugelhorn, Martin is on electric guitar, Giles is on bass and Tom bangs the drums.
Their second album ‘The Year Dot’ has just come out (6th April) on Lost Map Records (home of Pictish Trail, Rozi Plain, Kid Canaveral, Ed Dowie and loads more) and was preceded by two singles – ‘Receiver’ and ‘Build a Building’.
“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
“A punchy slice of guitar-driven pop full of infectious melodies, hazy vocals and hypnotic synths”. The Skinny
“Sunken, serene guitar pop”. DIY