Leixlip, County Kildare
Fresh from their performances in the National Concert Hall and Knockanstockan Festival, October Fires arrived at the stunning Black Mountain Studios to record their latest single 'Caught In Your Design'.
”A haunting visceral journey for the Halloween Season upon us.”
In the words of producer James Darkin, the song is “Moody as f**k!”
October Fires have been described as large scale indie-folk, haunting and eclectic with a distinct and individualistic sound.
Their music is continually inspired by the season, with it’s unique blend of beauty and eeriness, darkness and light.
Since the band released their first radio single ‘Pray’ in June 2018 and their debut EP ‘Everybody Knows in October 2018 they have been greeted with numerous glowing reviews from Hot Press, Nialler 9. Remy, The Last Mixed Tape, Barry Gruff and featured in Joe.ie song of the day.
They have received steady radio play on RTE 2XM, RTE Radio 1, Radio Nova, 98 FM, 8 Radio, Dublin City FM, Galway Bay FM, FM104, WLRFM, KCLR FM and 92.5 Phoenix FM.
October Fires have also performed on RTE's 'The Arena Show' with Sean Rocks, 98fm’s Totally Irish with John Barker and award winning DJ, Roddy Cleere on KCLR FM.
“Weaving large-scale indie-folk, bold harmonic flourishes and an icy backdrop, October Fires’ individualistic sound comes to the fore on ‘Screaming Red’”.
(The Last Mixed Tape)
“'Pray', is a gothic pop gem that marries slow hypnotic harmonies to a jarring, haunting, yet gorgeous melody”.
(Hot Press Magazine)
"Kildare based band October Fires channel Lisa Hannigan-esque vocals on their new track ‘Pray’…Altogether, it makes for an eclectic listen".
“The vocals invoke a ritualistic incantation, free-flowing plonking piano progressions and bass add to that nonchalant care-free sense".
"October Fires have found the perfect blend between beauty and otherworldly eeriness"
"There be sorcery at work here and one listen will have you under their spell”.
(Hot Press online)