“What sets Count To Fire apart is the sheer quality of the song writing….hugely recommended.”
“With folk-rockers like Mumford And Sons in fashion, hopefully there’s a place for these Exeter lads. They do anthemic rabble- rousing tunes with more fire than anyone in Britain. A feast of moving songs that deserves to blaze a trail to next summer’s festivals.”
“Nestled somewhere inbetween indie, pop and folk, Count To Fire have a completely unique sound meaning the boys stand out for all the right reasons.”
Make It Work - Live
The Old Firehouse
Free entry before 9pm
Sidmouth Folk Festival
The Anker Garden Stage
Headline slot 9:30pm
Formed out of a meeting in a record shop in 2006 and fast becoming Devon favourites, the band’s early work drew wide acclaim for the quality of their song writing. Their first recordings caught the ear of a celebrated Canadian producer and they were invited across the pond in 2010 to record their anthemic second album. The alt-country sound of guitars, violins and pedal steel matched with the group’s obvious Englishness proved a hit and earned them great critical acclaim for their original and organic approach. This included BBC radio play, reviews in the likes of Uncut magazine & even 5 stars from the News of The World!
Obvious comparisons to folk-rockers Mumford & Sons abound but this is country, not folk, more “refreshing and cutthroat” according to Artrocker magazine. Coming alive on stage the band leapt into a hectic gig schedule culminating in a series of high-profile festival appearances playing to packed out crowds in the summer of 2011.
The album ‘On Your Side’ The album ‘On Your Side’ will be released in February 2014 on NEO Music. Seeped in pathos and with space to breath there is a quiet strength to these recordings which are rich in vocal harmonies and are driven once more with gripping song writing planted firmly in the fore. With lots of special events and performances in the pipeline it seems Count To Fire remain a musical force to be reckoned with.