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Alter The Press! Presents: Fine Young Firecrackers

Liverpool's Fine Young Firecrackers formed in 2009 as a result of various former bands breaking up. With lack of diversity in their hometown, Fire Young Firecrackers have gone on to produce hook-filled, pop-punk numbers with an anthemic melodies, which has led the band to work with producer Jason Wilcock (You Me At Six, We Are The Ocean) at Stakeout Studies on their new tour EP.

In addition in the past 12 months, the band won an Atticus Clothing competition to support Madina Lake, We Are The Ocean and Mayday Parade in Manchester, as well as play the Slam Dunk Festival North alongside Fireworks and This Time Next Year and they are currently on a UK tour with Ready Set Low.

For Fans Of: This Time Next Year, You Me At Six and Mayday Parade.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
Fine Young Firecrackers: There's a load of reasons why people should check us out, but I think the main reason that people check us out, or come back to see us, is the fact that we have a real passion for what we do. When we got the band together, we were wondering what direction we should go in, and what would people like to hear us playing, and after messing round with loads of different ideas, none of which felt right, we all came to the same conclusion. It sounds a bit obvious, but we all figured that we should play what sounds right, and what we wanted to hear being played. I think the big difference about us as a band is that because we love all the music that we play, rather than playing it for the sake of it, we put 110% into everything that we do, whether its recording or practicing or giving it everything we've got at a live show. We want people to leave with the feeling that they were part of what we were doing, not just participating, but that they were there with us, because unless people are people are going home with a sore throat from singing and covered in sweat from jumping around, then we haven't done our job properly.

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
FYF: It's one of those stories that anyone could tell really, but a story that we all is really why our band works so well together. All of us had been in different bands before which has broken down and fallen apart for one reason or another, and when we all came together and started working out what we wanted to do with this band, we all realised that the best thing to do was to play the kind of music that we loved to listen to and loved to play, because at the end of the day we feel like if we're having fun playing it, then people are going out have fun watching it.

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
FYF: It feels strange looking back at some of the things that we've done over the past year, mostly because we've only been a band for a year. But in that time we've done so many things that we're all incredibly proud of. Getting round the UK twice and playing with so many bands we respect and take influences from like Fireworks, This Time Next Year and loads of others was incredible. But I think we all agree winning the Atticus competition to support Madina Lake, Mayday Parade and We Are the Ocean in Manchester Academy 2 has to be the highlight for us as a band so far.

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
FYF: The next twelve months for us is going to be a lot of what we've already been doing, but twice as hard! We're going to be hitting the road a lot more, hopefully supporting some awesome bands, writing new stuff, and basically showing a lot more people what we do, and why we love to do it.

'The Tour' EP by Fine Young Firecrackers will be available exclusively on their forthcoming tour with Ready Set Low for £3 (or £7 with a T-Shirt.)

Fine Young Firecrackers on MySpace, Twitter and Facebook.

Tour dates with Ready Set Low:
12th November – Lancaster, The Park
15th November – Edinburgh, GRV
16th November – Sheffield, O2 Academy 2
17th November - Cambridge , Man On The Moon
18th November - Manchester, Moho Live
19th November – Liverpool, Masque
24th November – Swindon, 12 Bar
25th November – Bristol, O2 Academy 2

Sean Reid

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