Listen: Strangers – “Fires”

2 Oct

Strangers Fires

Happy October everyone. With Norwich Sound and Vision just a couple of weeks away it is gearing up to be a huge month for us at Alphabet Bands and what better way to kick things off than with another free download from one of the bands playing our stage, Strangers.

The fourth in their series of six free downloads (one per month until Christmas), new track “Fires” continues their ascent towards the top of the synth-pop mountain. Seemingly written with the intent that it be sung back by a crowd of thousands, it is appropriately big, hook heavy and very easy on the ear. It’s less abrasive than predecessor, “Don’t Lie To Me”, less in-your-face and more euphoric-arm-round-the-shoulder-as-you-bounce-and-sing-joyously, but still defiant, proud and ambitious.

There’s always been a hint of the shoulder-bopping-boyband-pop to Strangers but this is a bit more grown up, Las Vegas rather than Blackpool, all lights and pizazz and then some. Their ‘oh oh a whoa’ sing-along moments are cooler, more brooding-older-brother-like than anything the New Kids on The Block had done while they were hangin’ tough. Cool synths and harmonies, beats and big choruses and all without standing up for the key change and fist clenching, it’s what man-band electro-pop ought to sound like.

Don’t forget, Strangers will be playing the Norwich Sound and Vision Festival on Sat 12 October on the amazingly wonderful and exciting Alphabet Bands Stage. We can’t wait, see you there.


“Fires” continues Strangers’ super six-month giveaway of free downloads and is available from Strangersmusic.co.uk. Previous freebies were; “No Longer Lost”, ”Sense Of Liberty” and ”Don’t Lie To Me.

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