Introducing - The Spires

Teaming up with producers The Animal Farm and Intruder Records in late 2010 produced three cracking singles, the first of which, Fireworks, is out on 18.04.2011. The Spires new single ‘Fireworks’ is a multi layered carnival of colours, an adrenaline filled floor filling anthem that blurs the boundaries between dance and indie-rock scenes, a synth sounds and wired dance beats, are given precise human form not through drum machines but by the electric instrumentation of this three piece. Rhythmically building up the pressure until ‘Fireworks’ explodes into an insatiable disco-rock chorus, fired through with striking guitar licks. ‘Fireworks’ is already receiving enthusiastic blog commentary and BBC Sheffield Introducing support.

The Spires were born at a mental asylum on the outskirts of Sheffield, where lead singer Matt Smith worked as a caretaker. Inspired by his surroundings, Matt put all his energy into riotous, lung bursting performances that soon established The Spires as a must-see live outfit in Sheffield.

With a batch of scratchy home demos and an insane live show, Matt and his band mates Matt Dacey and Matt Pike - The Three Mattsketeers, anyone? - caught the attention of Embrace lead singer Danny McNamara who featured them on his BBC1 show. Support slots with Delphic, festival appearances and a bizarre gig with INXS at Sheffield’s City Hall followed. The gig coincided with unprecedented flooding in the city that day. Biblical? Maybe. Ominous? Certainly.

The Spires completed their first UK tour of toilets in November 2010. “I guess it’s progress. I used to clean up after the loonies. Now I get to play to rooms full of them”, says Matt.

7th April - London, Barfly
19th April - Norwich Arts Centre
20th April - London tbc
21st April - Bury St. Edmunds, LP
22nd April - Leeds, Milo
23rd April - Sheffield, The Leadmill

Recently they have been one of the lucky artists to have our 'Track Of The Week' treatment, and they are still getting played day in day out on my laptop! Download it below. They are a three-piece that combine Synths, Guitars, Drums and amazing Vocals to create this amazing track. The track starts off with a ticking synth keyboard then flourishes into the verse which builds and builds until the chorus hits. The vocals start the ball rolling with a warm synth flowing in the background and the guitar riff coming in over the top. I first thought they must use a drum machine because the drums are so neat and tidy. Nope, they use an actual person! Kudos to him, brilliant work! The whole song is adrenaline filled and is a real ear pleaser!

The Spires - Fireworks