Fire Underground

Fire Underground

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This band from Melbourne, Australia combine their influences of 40s era swing music (like Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw) 50s Rock'n'Roll (Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley) with a love for upbeat and energetic punk rock and blues into their own fun, danceable music, armed with a guitar, clarinet and drums.

Biography

Quite possibly the first rock'n'roll band ever to incorporate a clarinet, Fire Underground from Melbourne, Australia is made up of Daniel who plays guitar, sings, blows a mean clarinet and works the crowd while Doyle bashes the hell out of his drums and sings. Don't be fooled by the two piece image however, with the use of a loop station, an extra amp and Doyle's hard hitting rhythms the band reproduce a full sound on stage.
Drawing influence from two of the biggest and most popular music styles of the last century, rock'n'roll and swing music and combining it with the high energy and intensity of punk bands such as the Stooges, Refused and The Hives, Fire Underground have developed their own style that is highly entertaining to watch live, is powerful but fun, and thoroughly danceable.
In the past two years, FU have been honing their live skills playing more than 130 shows in venues all over Australia. Thanks to their high energy shows and wide ranging musical style appealing to a broad demographic they've been able to play with bands of many genres like recent Epitaph alternative pop signing Youth Group, Capitol Record's newest worlwide signing AC/DC style rockers Airbourne, US goodtime blues band The Black Keys, Canada's hardcore kings Alexisonfire and the pop rock stylyings of Island Records' Starky to name just a few. They've had three of their songs gain airplay on national FM radio broadcaster Triple J, a video aired on (national TV show) 'rage' and had their song "Chase Scene" selected as the theme song for Australian Music TV Show "On The Couch" watched by an estimated 200,000 viewers each week. Earlier this year the band was also featured on Stereogum.com, one of the web's most popular indie blog sites and as a result received 2000 downloads from the US of their song "Chase Scene" within 4 days.
Over the coming months the band plans to use the money saved from gigs to travel to the US and Europe to play showcases and festivals like CMJ and Popkomm to get their music more widely heard and play in front of interested labels.

Discography

Chase Scene EP - 2004
Title track 'Chase Scene' received airplay on Australian national radio broadcaster Triple J.

Amped Recordings Compilation 2005
Fire Underground's song Chase Scene featured on this compilation of Next Wave Australian artists, alongside Evermore, The Exploders and Osterberg.

Get It Free EP - 2005/2006
Received over 1000 downloads from www.fireunderground.com, songs "Don't Know Why", "School's Out" and "Speechless" featured on 15 US podcasts including Accident Hash and Tiny Binary Life, received 4500+ listens on the Fire Underground MySpace page (www.myspace.com/fireunderground)

Set List

School's Out
Speechless
FU March
Bam Bam pt. I
Can't Judge a Book by It's Cover
Tell me What it's All About
Bam Bam pt. II
Chase Scene
Don't Know Why

approx. running time 35 minutes.