Koala Fires

Koala Fires

 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

The Koala Fires employ thick guitar hooks, catchy via quirky vocal lines backed by a driving rhythm section. The lyricism is subdued scientific / conspiracy / supernatural metaphor mixed with mundane love stories.


“the band has a manifest talent for crafting memorable riffs”
Tiny Mix Tapes

"…the songs they write have a timelessness that should ensure a long shelflife. Other contenders for "Best Local Release of 2010" accolades—you have your work cut out for you." - Mike Breen, Cincinnati CityBeat

“Inspired by the glory days of American Indie Rock as it first blossomed, the Koala Fires’ great melodies, slanted and enchanted arrangements and instrumental quirks make them appealing even if you weren't born until 10 years after You're Living All Over Me was.” - Cincinnati CityBeat

“giant hooks, great group vocals and nicely arranged dual guitar interplay” - Almost Four Stars

“Koala Fires were fantastic…I was waiting all weekend for someone to put the rock back in indie rock, and they fit the bill.” - BuyCincy.com

“stuttering time signatures and twisted melodicism puts them in the ballpark with Pavement and Sunny Day Real Estate” - Cincinnati CityBeat


Koala Fires - Doom of the Norns (August 24, 2013)

Koala Fires - Ashes to Ashes: B-Sides, Singles and Rarities (June 1, 2013)

Koala Fires - Chunfen, Stand Alone Single (January 17, 2013)

Koala Fires - We Are All Kingdoms, Stand Alone Single (January 10, 2013)

Koala Fires - The Sleeping in Our Sharks (September 21, 2010)

Koala Fires - Thunderbugs, Single (March 2010)

Koala Fires - The Beeping in Our Hearts (January 2, 2010)

Koala Fires - All the World's Been Staged, Single Mix (November 2009)

Koala Fires - Sleep Tight, Lucky Grills (August 21st, 2008)

Set List

Santa Cmpana
Friendly Ghost
Phoenix & Salamander
The Beeping in Our Hearts
Grim is the Doom of the Norns

Typical set is 35-45 minutes