Having already supported the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Subways and Ash, it’s clear that Flashfires are making all the right moves and turning heads wherever they go.
That, however, should not come as a surprise to anyone that’s familiar with the band’s razor-sharp riffs, funk-fuelled rhythm section, and idiosyncratic vocal delivery. Previous single ‘Manshark’ established Flashfires trademark aesthetic: classic rock aesthetic kicking and screaming into the contemporary, disregarding any of the pomp with which the genre was once synonymous.
New single ‘Circus Boy’ builds on such aesthetics; its crunchy guitars are joined by a bold bottom end that shows that Flashfires aren’t here to fuck about. Verses appear restrained, understated even, lulling listeners into a false sense of security before its explosive chorus shows just how far Flashfires have come in the short space between releases.
Bold, brash and unafraid to throw their weight about, Flashfires are a band on the brink of blowing up and ‘Circus Boy’ could very easily be the sound of them doing exactly that.
** Photo from band’s Facebook