Debut Single "Take a Bow" Out Now!
Cheryl Reynolds – Lead Vocalist and Keyboard
Shaun Evans – Guitar and Backing Vocals
Dan Baldwin – Drums
James Withington – Bass Guitar
Influenced by the likes of Halestorm, HIM, Alter Bridge, Bon Jovi, Evanescence, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Jimi Hendrix and many more, as you can imagine, North East outfit Fires of Freya produce an eclectic sound – and it’s unlike anything else you’ll hear in 2020.
Focusing on a strong vocal line mixed with impressive and catchy guitar work - and amalgamated with a distinct keyboard sound to elevate their music - they have developed a mix of creative tracks that range from Grunge and Blues rock to soft rock.
Their debut single ‘Take a Bow’ was released in September 2019 and has amassed over 32k streams on spotify alone and multiple plays on the iconic Planet Rock radio station as well as radio stations worldwide, the bands next single, ‘Complicated’ is due for release late February 2020. Both these 1st two tracks wouldn’t feel out of place on a Black Stone Cherry or Shinedown album, with a modern blues rock vibe present.
They’re also in the middle of developing a number of rock ballads (similar material to what you may hear from Alter Bridge, Halestorm, HIM, Queen or Evanescence or even Fleetwood Mac at times), including newly written tracks ‘Lift’, ‘Give a Reason’ and ‘Bullet’, the later being the 3rd track to have been recently recorded in the studio so keep an eye out for it's imminent release also!
Fires of Freya's sound has progressed within the last few years and continues to develop, the band are certainly not afraid to take risks, making it difficult to pigeonhole them into one specific genre or sub genre – something they’re extremely proud of and will continue!
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NE Volume Magazine
“The brand-new EP by Fires of Freya (formerly known as Break the Silence) demonstrates a certain sophistication that reminds me of classic bands like Fleetwood Mac. The powerful and melodic female vocal rouses emotion, whilst the music flows from paired-back ethereal sound to energetic indie/rock guitar. The opening track, ‘Starless Sky’, provides a great introduction, with powerful riffs pulling you along with their momentum; this style continues in tracks ‘Loaded’ and ‘Crash and Burn’. Second on the track listing, ‘Give A Reason’, adds a subtler tone and is a real stand out track for me - it really delivers an emotional punch. With a few radio plays under their belts already, I expect to hear a lot more from Fires of Freya this year. You can listen to the EP now on Spotify and Apple Music.”
5***** NE VOLUME RATING
“Given that the opening licks here had me recalling The Kooks (and innumerable other all-male mid-‘00s landfill merchants), the introduction of a female vocalist came as a shock to my system – and a rather pleasant one at that! Loaded isn’t exactly revelatory, yet it does make light of those initial impressions, with Cheryl Reynolds’ rough and ready voice in particular elevating it above the kind of meat ‘n’ potatoes drudgery I’d feared. Considering they only formed last December, this quartet may well be worth keeping an eye on.”
Without Light by Velton J Lishke
The bands track "Give a Reason" from their debut EP "Crash and Burn" was also selected to feature in a short film directed by Velton J Lishke named "Without Light" which was released in 2019 and has been nominated for multiple awards.