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I first discovered a nascent Fireworks Night way back in 2007, when they appeared in the print issue of Amelia's Magazine. Now they are back with the release of new album One Winter, One Spring. And it's a real winner...
Written by Amelia Gregory
Fireworks Night by James Shedden.
Straight from the opening clatter of Settle Down its clear that the new album from Fireworks Night (championed in Amelia's Magazine many a moon ago) is something quite special. A violin curls hypnotically around the driving beat as the lyrics relish the 'untold pleasures of human interaction' in grand orchestral style. (Why not teach yourself to play like this? Find excellent beginner violin lessons with private teachers here.) Across the Sea is a partly delicate, partly bitter tale that yearns for something more far away across time and space, whilst the grind of strings dominates in Broken Bottles. Even as the vocals come to the fore, as in That Easy Way (where the falsetto has more than a touch of Antony Hegarty) there is always a defiant beat to drive the melody along. One Winter, One Spring is a rollicking slice… read more