New Year Ninety 2016 – 90 to 81

The New Year is five hours and five minutes old here in the UK and today is a thread of posts for the New Year Ninety of 2016. My thanks to the readers who can’t actually vote to make up the charts but are those who position the chart order through various algorithms, without you the site would be nothing more than an echo in a very dark chamber.

Tim Whale

Tim Whale

90. The Marital (USA)

Bold Show – The Marital is available on iTunes.*

89. Cardboard Cousin (USA)

88. Blood & Honey (Germany / Ireland)

87. Birthmark (Greece)

Subtract – Birthmark is available on iTunes.*

86. White Ape (England)

Game of Soldiers / A Face At the Window – Single – White Ape is available on iTunes.*

85. The Shambolic (England)

The Dead the Dying and the Damned – The Shambolic is available on iTunes.*

84. FlashFires (England)

The Play EP – FlashFires is available on iTunes.*

83. Yalta Club (France / Germany)

Yalta Club – Yalta Club is available on iTunes.*

82. The Rapports (England)

81. Rolin Humes (Croatia)

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From Basingstoke in England Alex Gonzato (Vocals / Guitar), Fraser Roskilly (Guitar), Jon Cullis (Guitar), Liam Kinslow (Bass) and Toby Bartlett (Drums) got together to form the indie band FlashFires.

FlashFires - Indie from England


The trio of guitars enable FlashFires to explore depths of sound which captivate the attention. The instruments are deployed, not to gain volume, rather enrich textures and the players are able to find space to thread the weaves expertly providing the audience with luscious symphonies of fret work. That isn’t to ignore all the other elements which are integral to the complete sound – the percussion chivvies along the pace and the bass accents the punctuation marks as vocal provides context.

Whilst taking their career as musicians seriously which has seen them wrangle over contracts since their inception in 2012 resulting in limited material surfacing, they still retain the infectious enthusiasm of a fresh band and their début EP The Play which comes out the 20th April is full of zest.


The Play EP – FlashFires is available on iTunes.*

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