Sunday, 26 August 2018


FireBug are an exciting American Indie Rock band originally from Chicago.  Their sound is unique, a little Pat Benatar, a little Garbage, a little Psychedelic, with some Goth and Blues overtones as well!  This is the kind of band I love where you just can't categorise them into one genre.

I originally reviewed this band a few years ago just after I heard the 2009 single "Dreaming Of America", The song epitomises the FireBug sound.  You first think there is a Razorlight influence, then it begins to rock out 70s style and Juliette gives her best Pat Benatar before a Metal Rock ending! Since then the lineup has changed for live tours but the two mainstays are vocalist Juliette Tworsey (also on rhythm guitar and mandolin) and Jules Shapiro (lead and slide guitars and organ).

The band have played such venues as Howlin' Wolf, House Of Blues and One Eyed Jacks.  They have toured the UK a few times and played at Knebworth Sonisphere Festival in 2010 with other major Rock players such as Iron Maiden, The Cult and Iggy Pop And The Stooges.  They have won awards too such as Best International Act in 2009 and 2010 at the UK Exposure Music Awards.  Amassing a great following over the years they have singed up with Spectra Music Group and have just released their first album with them, named "Wandering Soul".

The latest single "Follower" has a great Blues twang like ZZ Top on top of the Psychedelic 70s Progressive Rock vibe.  The album is a great listen if you like real Rock and love the Classic Rock of the 70s and 80s, "Sinner" and "Wine, Water And Bread" are prime examples of the Firebug sound, check this band out, they're going to be huge.

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