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Emma-Louise by Hold Fire
Plays this week: 19
Total plays: 13110
Posted: 06 March 08
Brighton's Hold Fire are, very simply, a band in their early 20s who write great songs together. Formed in 2001, singer and guitarist Clark would idle away hours during Science lessons, creating imaginary album and song titles but needing a band of geniuses to help them become a reality.
School friends Sam (bass + vocals) & Richard (guitar + vocals) stepped forward - & discovering a shared love of epic choruses with huge melodies, the origins of Hold Fire were born! Fast forward 5 years - and together with Drummer Steve, the band have been steadily creating a name for themselves and developing a strong fanbase.
Amongst their achievements they have played in front of over 11,000 people at Brighton's Party In The Park, as well as releasing several sold out, self-funded EPs. They've also made a few friends at Radio 1 and XFM, having gained exposure from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Claire Sturgess and John Kennedy. August 2007 saw the band take their writing to further heights, working on several new tracks with Producer Ian Davenport at Oxfordshire's Courtyard studios, home to Radiohead and Supergrass.
Also having been hugely impressed with the bands home demos, Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild) has worked on a few songs with the band and the results of which are amazing!! With a string of live dates planned for this Autumn/Winter you can be sure to catch Hold Fire around your town before too long.