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Introducing... Future Fires

Future Fires are an indie rock band from Birmingham who have been quietly plugging away in the underground scene for a while now whilst releasing banger after banger - much like their new tune "Midnight Sky" which outlines their unique sound so comprehensively that if the charts equated to real music then it would definitely be charting! Check out the guys as they usually play at The Sunflower Lounge and take a read of my full interview with them below...

Question. Hey guys, so how did Future Fires form?
Future Fires:
 Your traditional fairy-tale story, girl imprisoned by dragon in the tallest tower, knight in shining armour....just kidding. Friends of friends, mutual interests and lots of beer turned into something beautiful.

Q. Where does the name Future Fires come from?
 There's no symbolic meaning behind the words per se, but we wanted the sound of the name to reflect the kind of music we love as a band and the crowd-pleasing, energetic style of music we want to make.

Q. Who were your biggest inspirations for wanting to create music?
 Individually our music taste is fairly eclectic, but collectively we definitely grew up with inspiration from a wealth of nineties rock and noughties indies bands, it's a sound we love and want to keep alive in 2018.

Q. You've just released 'Midnight Sky' how does that feel?
 There's nothing cooler than bringing your music to life in a proper studio with the freedom to create a visual representation of the music you're so proud of. We're chuffed with the finished product - it makes the whole musical journey feel complete.
Q. How do you feel it compares to your previous releases?
 It's a step up for sure, it's gained a lot more attention and has a more upbeat feel. Our debut single 'Far' will always have a special place in our hearts, as it was our first 'complete' song that we felt was worthy of playing live / recording.

Q. What are the thoughts and feelings behind the song? 
FF: The lyrics are definitely open to interpretation and that reflects the direction we wanted to take with this song. As for thoughts of the actual song, we love it! It's extremely fun to play, full or energy and sounds wicked, especially live. It's a simple song but if it ain't broken...

Q. The Birmingham music scene is clearly the next big thing, what is it like to be a part of that growth and movement?
 As locals, we have a lot of love for Birmingham, being part of the scene makes the city feel even more like home. Big things will be coming to Birmingham...

Q. How do you feel it is helping you being part of the Birmingham music scene?
 It's brilliant for networking - we're lucky to live in a city with a buzzing music scene - we've gotten to meet and chat with so many ace bands. It's definitely useful for meeting like minded musicians who care about developing the scene.

Q. What is currently planned in the future for Future Fires?
 We have a new release that we are currently finalising, hoping it will be out by the start of October, no video this time. And we will be heading back the studio after that to release one, maybe two more songs by the end of the year! Expect big things..


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