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The best kept secret in music


"CMJ Interview"

"The lush cinescapes of the pair's music are as diverse and exotic sounding as their international upbringing." - CMJ - New Music Report (January 2004)

"Billboard's Hits of the Web"

The EP debuts at #9 and moves up to #7 on Billboard's Hits of the Web. - Billboard (January 2005)

"XM Radio's XMU - Top Albums of 2004"

The EP makes the "Top 43 Albums of 2004" on XMU. - XM Satellite Radio

"Under The Radar"

"Sexy and intoxicating... near perfect hummable pop." - Under The Radar (Winter 2005)

"Boston Globe"

"...the best set of slinky Europop this side of Kylie Minogue." - Boston Globe (April 2005)

"Detroit Free Press"

"Elegant, melodic Euro-pop/rock with a hint of Brazilian rhythms and a wink at '80s-era new wave." - Detroit Free Press (June 2005)

"City Pages Minneapolis"

"Faster than you can groan, "Not another brother-sister duo," Astaire's Erica and Bruce Driscoll grab the mics and make you rethink that comment." - City Pages Minneapolis (June 2005)

"B Magazine"

"...a dazzling aural delight." - B Magazine (Holidays 2004)

"AM New York Feature"

"[Blondfire] want you to dance. They never actually come out and say it, but you can't listen to their EP, 'Don't Whisper Lies' and not come to that conclusion..." - AM New York (August 2004)

"Entertainment Weekly"

"Sensous Europop... All you need is 'L-L-Love'." - Entertainment Weekly (September 2004)


Don't Whisper Lies EP (Fall 2004)
Auralgams - Bliss Of Life Compilation (Winter 2005)
Monster In Law Soundtrack (Spring 2005)
iTunes Exclusive Live Acoustic EP (Summer 2005)
Monster In Law DVD Sampler (Summer 2005)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Formerly known as Astaire, Blondfire is the duo of Brazilian / American siblings, Bruce and Erica Driscoll, crafting sexy, danceable, rock-infused europop. Spending much of their lives surrounded by the traditional sounds of Brazil, along with a steady diet of Britain's finest singles, the Driscolls have developed a keen sense for intoxicating rhythms, strong hooks and sweet melodies. Since the band's inception, as Astaire, in late 2002, they have been honing their live show and producing an impressive catalogue of tracks in their home studio. The duo decided to trade their Midwest base for NYC in early 2004, where they teamed with Andy Chase (Ivy, Tahiti 80, Trash Can Sinatras) to mix their self-produced debut EP, "Don't Whisper Lies".

As Astaire, they released "Don't Whisper Lies" on their own Wax Divine label, October 2004, garnering praise in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, America, Z!nk, Under The Radar and more... The first track from the EP, "L-L-Love" was featured as the iTunes Single of the Week, generating over 200,000 downloads - one of the most successful iTunes promotions to date. The track is also featured in the soundtrack to the hit comedy, "Monster In Law", and will appear in upcoming Josh Hartnett feature, "Mozart & The Whale".

In the midst of their national Spring tour with Ivy, the Driscolls received mounting pressure from the estate of a certain film and dance legend to drop the name Astaire.  The band had no resources or time to fight so had to choose a new moniker.  Adopting the name Blondfire, the duo have recorded a new live acoustic EP, released worldwide July 19 as an iTunes Exclusive.  Meanwhile, as Blondfire, they are back to working on their debut full-length and planning more shows for the remainder of 2005. Watch their site for the latest news and upcoming shows -