Fire! Santa Rosa Fire! is an indie rock group from Adelaide, South Australia. They describe their musical style as "monolithic tech-pop". They have released the independent EPs You Seize the City, I'll Seize the Sky (2006) and Boy, Hush Yr Mouth, Grrl Bare Yr Teeth (2007), and full length studio album Sea Priest (2010).
History[edit | edit source]
After performing at the Big Day Out and Parklife festivals, the band were placed in high rotation on Triple J radio, receiving considerable airplay. The band won a spot on the 2008 Homebake line-up thanks to Triple J's Unearthed competition and was featured in Rip It Up Magazine as an Adelaide act set to make a play for national attention in 2009.
Throughout the summer of 2009, the band performed once again at the Big Day Out festival in Adelaide, as well as the Adelaide Laneway Festival, and Come Together Festival in Sydney. In July/August 2009 Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! released the iTunes-only EP Animal Spirit Guide, touring across the country with Hungry Kids of Hungary and Tom Ugly.
Break from Recording[edit | edit source]
Throughout 2009, the band played shows supporting the likes of Sia Furler, The Bumblebeez and Bertie Blackman, and were shortlisted as one of the ten finalists for the Qantas Spirit of Youth award. In September 2009 Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! announced the addition of a second guitarist, Nathaniel Morse, to complement their line up, embarking on a short Australian east coast tour with I Heart Hiroshima.
Debut Album and Touring[edit | edit source]
On 19 March 2010, Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! released their completed début album Sea Priest through Dot Dash, alongside lead single Little Cowboys, Bad Hombres - a return to significant airplay with Australian youth radio stations Triple J and FBI. They toured throughout May and June in support of the album, as well as playing opening support to Dappled Cities on their 'Winter Tour' with the John Steel Singers. Additional tours included St. Vincent, Band of Skulls and Kimbra.
2012-2013[edit | edit source]
In December 2012, F!SRF! were putting the finishing touches on a new album to be released in 2013 and released the single, Codebreaker.
Members[edit | edit source]
- Sam Stearne (drums)
- Josh Flavel (bass)
- Caitlin Duff (vocals)
- David Williams (vocals/guitar)
- Nathaniel Morse (guitar)
- Grant Badcock (guitar)
- Andrew Walenczykiewicz (guitar)
- Art Zinoviev (synth)
Discography[edit | edit source]
- Sea Priest - Dot Dash (2010)
- You Seize the City, I'll Seize the Sky - Independent (2006)
- Boy, Hush Yr Mouth, Grrl Bare Yr Teeth - Independent (2007)
- War Coward - Dot Dash (2008)
- Animal Spirit Guide - Dot Dash (2009)
- Panther Shrine - Dot Dash (2010)
- Codebreaker (2012)