Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!: ‘War Coward’


Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! – ‘War Coward’

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One of the more obtuse bands coming out of RADelaide (that’s Adelaide by the way) is Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! who sound like At The Drive-In, Circa Survive and The Mars Volta are wrapped up in a highly combustible package that, upon explosion, you can’t help but dance to.

A handful of self-released EPs have been committed to the annals of the Fire boys, and a new bun is cooking in the oven as we speak. The highly pitch-shifted first crumb from their forthcoming album is ‘War Coward’, a tasty offering that foregoes the usual verse-chorus-verse shtick and adapts a more cyclical format, ebbing and flowing rather than adhering to any set structure. Definitely a grower.


13 Responses

  1. Stephen

    September 22, 2008 8:06 pm

    I like the song. its different but still has that upbeat Fire!y oodness attached to it. Their live show these days is still great but sounds very different. Glad to see some attention for these guys on the blogosphere. (Y)

  2. Dave

    September 23, 2008 12:16 pm

    Why isn’t this band signed already?? The most we hear from adelaide is either boring dance punk or hip hop.. someone get onto this!!

  3. Spoz

    September 23, 2008 7:33 pm

    once upon a time they could’ve been accused of being dance punk (although I wouldn’t have called it boring) still, dare I say it.. their insane sound has matured brilliantly. This song is definitely a grower!

  4. padwang

    September 24, 2008 8:43 pm

    I find the energy from these guys to be very much refreshing, I can’t wait to see them live. Have been into these guys for quite sometime now. come with me.

  5. Monique

    January 26, 2009 1:27 pm

    best adelaide band i’ve heard in … ever. great vocals, and a great sound…
    really, really good music, makes me want to dance…
    love it!



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