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Bonfire Nights

Formed in Australia by Steve Foster and Ruth Nitkiewicz, Bonfire Nights packed their bags in 2011 and trekked to London for the promise of the big city lights. They hit the ground running, taking their brand of champagne shoegaze on the road for their first UK tour, supporting Sons & Daughters. The following year saw them journey to the United States for showcase events at SXSW and in New York City, with a couple of blistering college house-parties in between.

Back in the UK, they headed into the studio with Olly Betts of The Duke Spirit to lay down the groundwork for the pulsating neo-psych juggernaut ‘Ego Death’, which was released as a split 7” with Tripwires on Bad Vibrations Records. Sessions from this time also include the brooding and haunted ‘Low’, mixed by Ian Davenport (Band of Skulls, Supergrass) and featured on a limited edition compilation cassette from Fluffer Records.

This was followed by a period of intense gigging, sharing the stage with other like-minded acts such as Pond, The KVB, Lola Colt, The Drones, DZ Deathrays, Holydrug Couple and The Underground Youth. Bonfire Nights then recruited fellow Australians James Boyd on guitar and Suzie Creevey on keys, and further consolidated their psychotropic sound with Leon Ferbrache on bass.

In 2015 Bonfire Nights were back in the studio with Betts to record their debut album, ‘Entopica Phenomica’. Featuring walls of guitar noise, chiming distortion and sweeping synthesizers, the album sees the band exploring cerebral underworlds and experimenting with their sound.

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