The On Fires (Australia)

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The On Fires is a Indie / Rock artist , originally from Australia.

General information about The On Fires

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English Name The On Fires
Genre Indie / Rock
Origin Australia

History

Who knew that a chance meeting of two teenagers at a swimming camp on Australia's Gold Coast would lead to an international touring band? Described as “the bastard lovechild of the B52s and the Sex Pistols” references to other bands have included Flaming Lips, Blondie, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, The Clash, Green Day, Stereophonics, Deep Purple, even Elvis Costello. Every year The On Fires' reach grows wider, from Australia to Ukraine, Poland to the USA, Slovakia to the Solomon Islands, and this year China for the first time. College, community and commercial radio stations play tracks from the band's most recent release Betrayer. Fox Sports has used tracks Coming Home, Precious Injury, Nobody Wants and the unreleased Uncool. Quiksilver Surfing, VH1's Tough Love and MTV’s NitroCircus, Taking The Stage and Rob Drydek's Fantasy Factory are also airing tracks. With nine international tours under their belt, the band attributes their raucous, vibrant and slightly unhinged style of performing to their first hardcore punk audience in Kiev, who caused The On Fires to explode into a blur of red hair, sweat and mayhem. Sponsored in 2011 by the live music website uRockHard.com, Canadian Music Week kicks off 6 weeks of touring in North America, followed by 14 shows through China (including Zebra and Midi Festivals) and Central Europe before returning to the USA and Australia for dates in the second half of the year. The band will be back in China in 2012 to play more crazy shows and appear at one of the biggest festivals in the country

Taken from their Official Website:

Who knew that a chance meeting of two teenagers at a swimming camp on Australia's Gold Coast would lead to an international touring act playing Party Punk'n'Roll? Described as “the bastard lovechild of the B52s and the Sex Pistols” references to other bands have included Flaming Lips, Blondie, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, The Clash, Green Day, Stereophonics, Siouxsie and The Banshees, even Elvis Costello.

After three years touring in Europe The On Fires expanded their reach to the United States for the first time in March 2010. A series of shows were played at clubs in the tri-state area, including a guest spot at the famous NY jazz venue Birdland.

July saw The On Fires performing on Polish morning TV to 4 million viewers and being interviewed by Poland's most revered radio presenter Marek Niedzwiedzki. After playing at Seven Festival in Poland, supporting Sepultura, the band returned to the US for their 'Kangaroo Punk Tour' covering the Deep South to New York City and the tri-state region.

The On Fires flew home in October to play Sydney, Byron Bay, Melbourne and a skydiving festival in Queensland where they experienced jumping out of a plane for the first time. While settled at an country schoolhouse to write fresh material for a nineth release, dates in their 2011 touring schedule begin to fill, starting at Canadian Music Week in March.

Every year The On Fires' reach grows wider, from Australia to Ukraine, Poland to the US, Slovakia to the Solomon Islands. College, community and commercial radio stations play tracks from the band's most recent release Betrayer. Fox Sports has used tracks Coming Home, Precious Injury, Nobody Wants and the unreleased Uncool. Quiksilver Surfing, VH1's Tough Love and MTV’s NitroCircus, Taking The Stage and Rob Drydek's Fantasy Factory are also airing tracks, and one of their songs is in sports documentary The Island Boys screened all over the world.

The album Betrayer was recorded in L.A. with Producer Rick Parker (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dandy Warhols, Von Bondies). Album reviews have included statements such as "The On Fires have not only mastered creating music, but they have done it in the most brilliant, energetic, and creative way possible"; and "Betrayer truthfully embodies that old cliché in music reviews: no two songs sound alike. You’ll be riveted to your seat throughout the ride."

The songs tell stories of love, desire, betrayal, heartbreak and revenge. Betrayer is chock full of rock, grunge and classic-punk. The On Fires' ambition for the next album is to get even closer to the raw energy produced on-stage.

With nine international tours under their belt, the band attributes their raucous, vibrant and slightly unhinged style of performing to their first show in Kiev, Ukraine. The show in Kiev was the first time the band had played to a hard-core punk audience who crowd-surfed, stage-dived, moshed and got naked. In response The On Fires exploded into a blur of red hair, sweat and mayhem.

Founding members Marty and Max are both from Melbourne's suburbs. As a kid Max played violin, piano and clarinet; danced, sang and acted (badly). As an obnoxious teenager she ditched it all, ending up a black belt in karate instead of an artist. Max slid aimlessly into adulthood becoming an MP in the Army Reserves, a young wife and an IT Project Manager. After surviving a hike through the Andes Mountains, however, she was struck with the realisation: “I have to sing”. The evolution of a punk rocker began.

Marty was classically trained as a singer until Nirvana gave him different ideas. He received a guitar and started his first rock band at twelve. As soon as he could drive he played the thriving Melbourne rock scene with multiple bands until he and Max started The On Fires in 2003 (the band's first name was actually Asleep in the Park). He swam in National Championships, played Aussie Rules Football and was once offered a kiss by Jeff Buckley. Marty says, “Music is all I've ever wanted to do, and I'll be doing it until I die.”

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sellout debut album launch at The Gershwin Room in Melbourne 2004
  • Australian East Coast Tour in support of Epicure 2004
  • Year long weekly residency in Melbourne 2005
  • Tour of The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Romania & Turkey 2007
  • Popkomm Festival Berlin 2007
  • Liverpool Sound City Festival 2008
  • Tour of UK, Poland, Ukraine & Romania 2008
  • Popkomm Festival Berlin 2008
  • Australian Defence Force tour to The Solomon Islands 2009
  • Tour of Ukraine in support of Sasha Pipa's Attraktor 2009
  • Tour of Poland & Slovakia 2010
  • RedGorilla Festival Austin, Texas 2010
  • Seven Festival Poland 2010
  • Kangaroo Punk Tour USA 2010
  • Equinox Skydiving and Rock Festival Australia 2010

Discography

Albums

Betrayer - 2010

Festival Participation

  • 2011 Chengdu Zebra Music Festival
  • 2011 Midi Festival

Further Information