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The Backfires release new EP "Consider the Backfires"

Hailing from both sides of the Atlantic (NYC/ UK), the Backfires, an indie rock band, is comprised of members Alex Gomez (frontman), Harry Ruprecht (lead guitarist), and Matt Walter (lead bassist). They formed under the name “Qualia Noir” in 2018, and the band toured copiously across London and the East Coast before rebranding to the Backfires this year.

On October 16th, 2020, they released their debut single “Anything,” and without a press campaign, it has since amassed over 42.7k streams on Spotify. “Anything” was then followed by the second single, “The Man,” which dropped on November 13th, 2020, and has accumulated over 13.5k streams since. Despite the challenges of being an international band (especially in a global pandemic), the guys have been working hard on their first EP, which is set to release in February 2021.

“Consider the Backfires” is the band’s first EP release as the Backfires. The EP is mostly inspired by the unique coming-of-age experience of being a nineteen-year-old American living in London. Sonically, the guitar-driven energy, echoing bass, and reflective lyrics evoke the feeling of finding yourself amongst an ever-evolving landscape.

The Backfires draws influence from various artists, including Arctic Monkeys, John Mayer, The Strokes, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Oasis. The Backfires recently received coverage from BBC Music Introducing and more.

Listen to their EP "Consider the Backfires" on Spotify:

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