Forged in Sheffield: I Set The Sea On Fire – Monsters

Hallelujah !

I owe I Set The Sea On Fire a debt of gratitude – without the blood-stirring joy of this tune, the last week could only have been a whole lot worse.  Out now on Sound Hub records, the band’s debut single “Monsters” is an absolute belter, featuring the most uplifting, pumping rock’n’roll horns since Billy Bragg’s “Upfield”.

There’s a delicious little teaser of an intro – clickety-clackety drums, a chunky chord and a smattering of dextrous bass – before we first hear the glorious trumpets and the track goes stratospheric.  The irresistible horns are matched by some muscular crunch beneath, all of which benefits in contrast with the more delicate, multi-voiced verses, decorated with filigrees of guitar. There is not a chance that you can come out of this without a big, broad, beaming grin.

You can catch them this Friday (29th) at Penelope’s and on Friday 13 December at the Lava Lounge, both in Sheffield. Also, keep your ears open for their Christmas single, which they’ve just finished recording…

“We have all the time in the world,
If I can only keep my eyes forward”

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