Bonfire Nights' make swirling moody psych-pop: a clash of surf and synth, shoe-gaze with purple haze, Virginia Plain meets Jesus & Mary Chain.
With mantra like drones, shaking bones and sweet candy overtones, Bonfire Nights like to blur the boundaries. Formed by Steve, Ruth and Nicole in 2010, the band split their time between London and their hometown of Brisbane, Australia.
Adopting a minimalist ethos, the band recorded their first self-titled EP on a four-track analogue tape machine. While the approach was modest, the outcome was an eclectic mix, ranging from the menacing 'Own Worst Enemy' to the sparse and dreamy fuzz of 'Leave Yourself Open'.
After a highly successful UK tour supporting Scottish indie rockers Sons & Daughters, the band are looking to the US as they plan tour dates to coincide with their official SXSW 2012 showcase.
"One cannot help the buzz they radiate, pure ... liquid sonic sex"
- Denis Semchenko, Rave Magazine, Live Review, 05 April, 2011
"At all times, they exude a confidence and energy that is infectious and enthralling"
- Stew Riddle, Live Review, Faster Louder, 05 April, 2011