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FIGHTS AND FIRES – ‘Live Life Like A Tourist’ Album Review

FIGHTS AND FIRES – Live Life Like A Tourist

fights-and-firesWorcester-based punk-rock quartet, Fights And Fires, release their new record, Live Life Like A Tourist, on July 14th through Lockjaw Records.

The new album features eight tracks of melodic hardcore-infused punk-rock, and the opening track, Reggae is brilliant. Full of power, angst-ridden vocals and sheer head-banging emotion, it will get you moving!

Fights And Fires are a band that pride themselves on having fun and truly enjoying themselves, whilst delivering, chaotic and passionate, rock-and-roll-inspired hardcore shows. The band has built a solid following on the European continent and will tour again this summer.  Church Bells promises to be a stomping live song as the wall of sound opening gives way to some chunky guitar all serving some guttural vocals whilst maintaining strong hooks throughout.

Awkward is sheer 100mph hardcore with some great drumming and a middle eight break that just hooked me completely…WOW! I needed the slight respite of the slower introduction to Camping but, it was a brief rest as the band channel Metz to produce a noise-punk extravaganza! On Hard To Dream the powerful onslaught continues with a mosh-pit pleaser and on Take A Swing At The World Fights And Fires the rabble rousing chant leads to more circle-pit inducing mayhem!

The seventh and penultimate track, Kibosh, is a relentless classic hardcore punk effort with some hints of Black Flag (and Gallows). The album ends with Ouija Board where a restrained guitar lick opens and supports some genuinely funny lyrics and the restraint is maintained throughout adding to the power…what a great track, what a band, what an album!

Live Life Like A Tourist is available here: https://lockjawrecords.bandcamp.com/album/live-life-like-a-tourist


Fights And Fires on tour in July:

Thu 20 – UK Worcester, The Marrs Bar

Fri 21 – DE Monchengladbach, Das Blaue Haus

Sat 22 – DE Hormersdorf, KNRD Fest 2017

Sun 23 – DE Koln, Underground Cologne

Mon 24 – DE Leipzig, Sto

Tue 25 – DE Berlin, Cassiopeia

Wed 26 – DE Karlsruhe, Alte Hackerei

Thu 27 – DE Regensburg, Alte Mälzerei

Fri 28 – DE Bausendorf, RIEZ OPEN AIR 2017

Fri 29 – BE La Louviere, La Taverne du Théâtre

Sun 30 – UK London, Sebright Arms