Stolen Fire

by Civil Protection

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about

This is Civil Protection's debut album ‘Stolen Fire’.

The Yorkshire band – formed of members Adam Fielding, Nathan Bradley, Josh Clark, Philip Birch and Kenny Skey – came together back in 2010. Sharing a love for bands such as The American Dollar and Mogwai, it was a natural progression for the band to edge towards the post-rock, highly atmospheric sound they quickly developed.

Their experimental approach, which favours mood and texture, transmits immediately into the arresting soundscapes the band creates. Motivated by their support slots with like-minded acts such as Scottish math-rock band Vasa and The Indelicates, the band released a handful of early demos showcasing their sound. Continuing to gig and pen material, the band caught the eye of independent label Bunnysnot Records and are now looking towards their debut LP.

Composing the record between their guitarists’ own studio and Active Audio in Harrogate, the skeleton of ‘Stolen Fire’, which had been floating around for years, soon took form. From the mysterious opening guitar drones to the final crescendo, ‘Stolen Fire’ is a truly arresting listen. Evoking elements from Mogwai’s own record Come On Die Young, as well as sharing similarities with groups such as Caspian and This Will Destroy You, the album wrestles the listener between beautifully ambient sections through to heavier moments.

The band’s talents are quite clear throughout, - whether it be in the epic guitar tremolo riffs found in ‘My Memories Will Be Part Of The Sky’, or chugging bassline in ‘Many Moons Ago’ - and their refined sound is apparent for all to hear. Inducing moments of melancholy and euphoria in equal parts, ‘Stolen Fire’ is a stunning debut release from this Yorkshire group.

credits

released 07 October 2013

Bass: Philip Birch
Drums: Kenny Skey
Guitars: Nathan Bradley, Joshua Clark, Adam Fielding
Vocals: Adam Fielding

All songs Written by Civil Protection
All songs Mixed & Produced by Adam Fielding
Recorded at Active Audio Studios & Studio MBUA
Mastered at Studio MBUA

Artwork used with kind permission by Sirius-sdz
sirius-sdz.deviantart.com

All music © Civil Protection 2013 and under exclusive license to Bunnysnot Records

© Bunnysnot Records & Civil Protection 2013

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