“The music is simultaneously intense, intricate and contemplative. A Molotov Cocktail of melody, rhythm and riffs all glued together by a stirring atmosphere.”
Ash, James, Matt, Nick and Robbie first met back in 2010 at Leeds College of Music. By 2013, various other bands and solo projects had been and gone. Whilst on a night out on Leeds’ own Call Lane – celebrating graduation – all five realised they were free to begin their next musical endeavour… and with a knocking together of beer bottles and a few handshakes, Where Fires Are was born.
The group put an emphasis on creating expressive music whilst avoiding self-indulgence. Thought-out, occasionally ambiguous lyrics (allowing the listener to interpret as they like) tend to cover themes such as life and death, love and hate, politics, spiritualism and faith (in the basic sense of the word).