Citing contemporary influences such as Low and Sparklehorse, London-based Firestations may unwittingly draw from the progressive soft rock of fellow Londoner Alan Parsons and his namesake Project’s 1984 album, Ammonia Avenue.
With two two EPs released in 2012, Firestations will issue their debut LP, Never Closer, on 24 November via Waltz Time Records. The album’s first single, “Forgetful Man,” recalls Parsons’ Top 20 hit, “Don’t Answer Me,” with its dense symphonic found and falsetto vocals from singer Michael Cranny’s channeling of the late Eric Woolfson. For the record, that’s a very good thing.
Watch the video for “Forgetful Man” and stream the single and its remix below.