Firefly Burning's official bio
Firefly Burning’s impressionistic music electrifies audiences with its close intimacy and cinematic climaxes. Evoking Sufjan Stevens, Steve Reich and Kate Bush, their ‘vital and indefinable’ sound draws on avant-folk, experimental pop, classical minimalism and Javanese Gamelan to ‘paint sound pictures and take the audience in myriad directions at will’ (For Folks Sake). Their music encompasses strings, piano, synthesiser, electric guitar and gamelan, with close vocal harmonies echoing William Byrd and The Beach Boys. Borne out of a two year collaboration with legendary producer Tim Friese-Greene (Talk Talk), the band garnered critical success for their second album ‘Skeleton Hill’, released in 2015.
“Fresh, original and often audacious…old and futuristic at the same time.” ★★★★ MOJO Magazine
“Strange but soaring dense but addictive … ideal for anybody who wishes Kate Bush were a bit more arty or Steve Reich were a lot more folky.” ★★★★ The Times
“A neat tapestry that is a joy to unravel.” ★★★★ MusicOHM