Light Fire Down – ‘Piece Of You’ EP
Light Fire Down – Weymouth, England, United Kingdom.
*Light Fire Down have since deleted their first two EPs from bandcamp in favour of remastered versions of the tracks on their latest release. You can find links to listen to the originals at the end of the page*
Pop-Punk reminiscent of when the genre had a pair…
That was a pretty aggressive statement but you get what I mean. A lot of the modern side of this genre is solid, don’t get me wrong, and we at MF can prove it with our previous work, but at the same time, we still find ourselves missing the good old days.
The last few days have been amazing for me, musically speaking. I’ve found so many amazing bands through MF, through friends and recommended by bands we’ve featured. Many of these are playing the golden sound of the 90’s Melodic Punk/Pop-Punk/Skate Punk era that provided soundtracks to films, games and, most poignant of all, our lives.
Enter, Light Fire Down.
Light Fire Down are, in their own words are – ‘Just four guys playing the sort of music they want to hear‘. The band have two EPs pressed and available digitally. EP #1, Lighthouse, is available from their bandcamp for FREE and the latest for dirt cheap.
Lighthouse, a solid three-track debut of mid-to-fast tempo Pop-Punk songs that the band released back in December 2013. The whole EP really conjures an image of sun-soaked skate parks and kicking back on a beach, beer in hand. Old-school Pop-Punk done right!
Now you’ve had a little taster, lets get down to business. Light Fire Down’s new EP Piece of You:
‘Piece Of You’ kicks us off some very typical, yet welcome 90’s riffage that echoes the earlier and mid-paced side of New Found Glory, a rockier sensibility that fits comfortably with the band’s Pop-Punk sound. Vocally, and even musically, from the first verse onward, it continues with the same sensibility, but with something of a Goddamnit-era Alkaline Trio-ism about it. Maybe even a dose of Millencolin.
I knew I was in for an anthemic slice of Pop-Punk, as soon as I heard the intro to track two, ‘Carolena’. The high reaching vocals from the previous number, are just as ambitious and seem to find you wherever you may be. I know what’s going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the week, and I’ve only just got rid of Lighthouse.
Finally, track three shows of a bit of pace to the band’s sound and I am thankful for this. The band have the mid-tempo tracks down to a T on this release, but what I’d really like to see are more tracks in this vein or faster. Combine the drive of the first EP and the even tighter rhythms of Piece of You, and you’d have even MORE of a winning combination.
This is far from a complaint I’d like to add, more a personal preference as, on the whole, track three EP has far more “bite” to it and really suits Light Fire Down. A great way to end the new EP.
That’s that then. The latest release from Weymouth boys, Light Fire Down. If you’re enticed by these sounds and scribblings then all the direct links you could possibly need are ready for you below:
- Find Light Fire Down on Facebook and Twitter.
- You can find Light Fire Down’s older releases on Soundcloud.
- Download and listen to the bands catalogue on bandcamp.
- Stream and find videos via their Youtube Channel.
The first release is FREE to download, with Pieces Of You coming in a close second at a right steal. The band have a music video in the making, as well as plans to push music onto iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.