Such a stunning voice. Like Dusty Springfield singing with Zomby Simon Raymonde Cocteau Twins/Bella Union/Amazing Radio

We are fire_sign. We Make Doomtronica.

<< Bronze >>

<< Bleeding >>

<< Sweet Oblivion Remix 2 >>

<< Sweet Oblivion >>

 

fire_sign’s music is…a beautiful reaction to the confusing world around us, patient and slow-building, panoramic in scope, intricate in detail, a way to find beauty in the darkness. Band members Sarah and Chris affectionately describe it as ‘doomtronica’.

The British electronica duo has gigged alongside Rival Consoles, Alex Banks, Justin Robertson, Andy Turner (Plaid), Marconi Union, Danny de Matos (Lisbon Kid), Greymatter, Hejira, Echaskech, and Digitonal. Their music has been remixed by Digitonal, Leigh Morgan, Greymatter, and Mr Bristow.

fire_sign tracks have been playlisted by BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio (Simon Raymonde made their track Bronze Track of the Week), DJ Rusty Egan’s The Electronic Family Tree show, The Justin Wayne Show, Threnody’s Sub FM radio show, Repeat FM, It Matters Radio, Radio Coolio, Radio Kaos Caribou, In The Moog, and local UK radio.

Live performances by fire_sign have been given at Hazy Days Festival, Pandora Fest, The Electronica Social, RightChord Music’s  Facebook Live festival The Takeover, and at venues all over London including OMEARA, The Good Ship, Zigfrid von Underbelly, Queen of Hoxton, 93 Feet East, Mau Mau Bar (where they supported Hejira), The Garage, Servant Jazz Quarters (supporting Alex Banks, Andy Turner (Plaid) and Danny de Matos (Lisbon Kid)), The Nest, St Pancras Old Church, and The Finsbury amongst others.

For more information, write to us@firesign.co.uk

<< Releases on 4am City

Bronze EP

Bleeding EP

Sweet Oblivion Remix 2

It Calls EP

Sweet Oblivion EP

<< Reviews

– Rough TradeElectronic North, The Electricity Club, Right Chord MusicMusic Interview Magazine, Analogue Trash

<< Places to listen and watch

SoundCloud– fire_sign

Spotify – fire_sign

Youtube – fire_sign

bandcamp – fire-sign

<<Social links 

Sound Cloud/fire_sign

Instagram/weallhavegaps

Facebook/wearefiresign

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News

Bronze EP

6th August 2020 at 4:23pm

Announcing “Bronze,” the poignant new electronica EP from fire_sign.

Using true British musical craftsmanship, the pair create a darkly shimmering world in which smudged beats ricochet ominously against soaring, heart-stirring vocals.

Title track Bronze explores a wish to be made from something else; a material instilled with every quality you lack.

Emboldened by your new non-skin, you feel self-assured and resilient enough to move among people without disappearing into an otherness.

But confronted with a real crowd, the illusion of strength quickly shatters, and you find yourself once again reaching for a trusted escape.

Journey with fire_sign as they flee ‘the people sea’, trip over past hurts, wander through a deserted factory haunted by powerlessness, and find their way out of an impossible romantic entanglement while walking London’s iconic streets.

Let yourself be swept into the comforting embrace of strings built around Sarah’s solo cello as you dry your eyes on a rich sonic tapestry daubed with synths of every colour.

And whatever sad thoughts Bronze brings to your mind, remember – “don’t let them dim your light”.

8-track EP “Bronze” was mastered in Berlin by Calyx and will be digitally released by 4am City on September 12, 2020.

Links:

Listen to the Bronze EP sampler.

Pre-order the EP now to receive title track Bronze immediately.

Watch the video for title track Bronze.

Bleeding EP

22nd November 2019 at 2:47pm

British duo fire_sign continue their tradition of fine home-crafted electronica with the release of their new EP “Bleeding,” created in response to the devastating terrorist attacks that erupted across the UK in 2017.

Recorded London, title track “Bleeding” walks in the footprints of 20th-century protest songs, uniting haunting vulnerability with a patient strength rooted in an unassailable belief in the inherent goodness of humanity.

Bleeding’s moving tale unfolds over an ambient drone created from raindrops of piano, guiding the listener from the disruption of a security taken for granted to a hope-filled yearning for peaceful coexistence.

Occasional crackles create a sense of displacement while minimal ticks of percussion, chiseled from a live piano recording, carry the track forward into a purposeful stride.

An emotive and intimate vocal performance expertly conveys the sense of shared pain which flows through the lyrics. Detuned backing vocals, symbolic of the inner strength that can be found in times of adversity, add supporting power to the lead.

“Bandage” follows as an abstract deconstruction of Bleeding’s sorrow, breaking the vocal down into pieces before healing with an ethereal climax.

The 4-track “Bleeding” EP, mastered in Berlin by Calyx, will be released digitally on 22nd November 2019 on the band’s own 4am City label.

Accompanying the release will be a video made from a series of animated drawings by fire_sign based on the original cover art.

Links:

Bleeding EP on iTunes

Bleeding EP on Google Play

Bleeding EP on Spotify 

Hand-drawn video to title track Bleeding on YouTube

18th February 2019 at 12:44pm

Next gig:  St Pancras Old Church on Friday March 29 2019.

Click here to buy tickets.

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