Fri 30 July

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Firestations is a band that spans genres from shoegazey indie and intimate folksy warmth, through to addictive synth pop and harmony driven psychedelic moments. This will be the band’s first real-life performance in over eighteen months and they’re very excited to finally share some joyful noise with you!

For the last eight months the band have been releasing their Automatic Tendencies series of EPs on Lost Map Records, and this show is the launch party for the third and last instalment in the series Pixel Wilderness (featuring single Sun In Your Eyes). They released their second album The Year Dot (also on Lost Map) in 2018 and an experimental “long song” album Dream Home on WIAIWYA in 2020. Their last two singles Small Island and The Circular garnered praise and repeat plays from Marc Riley on BBC6Music (as well as Gideon Coe, Cerys Matthews and Radcliffe & Maconie), who called Small Island “a perfect pop song”.

“Dreamy guitars, celestial percussion and hazy melodies, Firestations present that sense of worldly vulnerability in synth-driven glimpses of the sublime.” ★★★★ THE LIST

“Sunken, serene guitar pop.” DIY


Fell is the musical alias of Nicolas Burrows – a London-based artist, illustrator, and creator of sun-kissed psychedelic English pop – and band members Matthew DeKersaint Giraudeau, Dav Shiel and Jon Rulton.

Originally hailing from Blackpool, Nicolas cut his teeth in the early-00’s, founding and playing with a range of Leeds-based bands (Crayon, All My Friends Are Dead, Vest For Tysso, Bear Driver, Super Eight), before starting his own project under the name Glaciers. In 2016 he mutated into Fell, recording There Still Are Mysteries, an album of haunting autumnal pop with Stereolab’s Andy Ramsay in the production chair.

‘For The Pickling’, his Lost Map debut, was released in 2019 on cassette and download. In 2020 Fell began an ambitious 26-track singles project called ‘Sides’, with the aim of extending the side A and B format right up to side Z. A new Fell album, ‘Mallows Marsh’ is currently in the works.


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£3 Members Tickets
£5 General Admission
£7 On the door

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