Tell us the story behind the name ‘ Park Fires’It’s a really random story actually. We were sat in the studio one day and we saw the name written down in our producers note book – so we ask asked him if we could have it and he said “yeah!”.
Give us a little bio about you as a duo and individuals.
We met 4 years ago and worked together firstly as a cover band. When we started writing our own material and found our sound is when we became Park Fires, which had only been this last year. We both work Monday to Friday to fund the band, and gig/rehearse on the weekends and evenings – so we really are ‘chasing time.’
Tell us more about your track ‘Deadbeat City”. What was the writing process like?
Time consuming. All in all it probably took us around 2 years from start to completion. We had a couple of breaks and then kept going back to the drawing board. We are pretty happy with it now though!
Will you be releasing an EP or album? If so can you tell us more about that?
Yeah, we will be releasing an EP in the New Year and are planning an EP launch but no dates are set in stone just yet. We will also be releasing another single towards the end of January called ‘Watch Me Go’ – so watch out for that too!
Will you be touring this year?
We’ve spent the majority of this year touring. We now have a couple of local dates in Leeds and London to see the year out, but we will be back on the road properly again next year with the EP launch.
What made you go in to music? Who are your influences?
We have both been involved in music since a young age! I mean, I recorded my first demo at 3 years old. Influences… wow, where to start! We love Chvurches, obviously. We also love Haim, and the fact they are cool strong women!
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Inspiration comes in many different forms. Sometimes we can sit down to write a song and it just flows, and other times you can be doing something else entirely and a single word stirs the urge in you to write a song. The chords of a song can also be the inspiration before any melody or lyrics.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Alive hopefully! Alive & writing…
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
We both have day jobs…so that takes up a lot of our time. I have a little girl too, so she keeps me pretty busy I guess!
You have had many radio plays and live sessions from BBC Introducing already, how did that feel?
Amazing, there’s no better feeling than something you’ve put your all into for so long finally being heard through the radio. The live sessions are always pretty nerve racking but Alan Raw at BBC Introducing is great and we always have fun!
Where would your dream venue to play?
That’s difficult to answer because actually sometimes the smallest venues are the coolest, and have the best atmosphere!
If you could collaborate with one Artist or Band who would it be and why?
Annie Lennox would be cool to work with.. she just oozes strength & knows what she’s doing!
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Always be true to yourself and keep going!
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Good things come to those who go out and f***ing earn it!
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?