"A burst of Shoegaze energy, a hypnotic haze, a thrill joy of music."
- New Noise Magazine, June 26, 2017.
"Happy lethargy of summer nights [...] It captures the fleeting feeling of infinity. It brushes off fears of mortality."
-ThrdCoast, June 21, 2017.
"Fir Cone Children fuses different styles into something unique. [...] As if My Bloody Valentine, Grizzly Bear and Deafheaven had a gathering."
- Nicorola Musik Blog, June 22, 2017.
"Dream-punk dynamite [...] colourful, simplified, beautiful."
- Last Day Deaf, June 23, 2017.
"A stormy amalgam of whirring Shoegaze guitars, blasting drums and wonderfully poppy and polyphonic vocals."
-Pretty In Noise, June 24, 2017
"Chaotic, (very) fast, a bunch of twists, a bunch of fun!"
- Human Cannonball, June, 25 2017.
Haven’t you always wondered where the “punk” was in bands that labelled themselves “Dream Punk”? Or, where the “pop” was in “Noise Pop” bands? Well, you won’t with Fir Cone Children. The Berlin-based band creates fast and wild 2-minute songs stuffed with fuzzy Shoegaze guitars, speedy drums that repeatedly love to blast beat, and vocal harmonies that are pure pop within the noise. It is music for people with a short attention span and a love for catchy melodies - or: alternative children’s music.
After the first two albums were dedicated to Alexander Donat’s respective kids (2 and 4 years old), “No Gravity Girls” sees the two operate as a team that is strolling around at high-speed discovering how young bodies gain more power and strength with every day. You can also hear it in the music: Dressed in melancholic guitar harmonies and hyperspeed drums it’s the vocals that are full of exuberant joy, optimism, love and the urge to discover the world around you (check the title track with guest vocals by Krissy Vanderwoude). In between you get a chance to sit down for a minute – try the sunny ice cream hippie ode to life, “We Will Never Die” or the electronic Goth/Postpunk of “Open Hand”. These 13 songs in 28 minutes will make you experience childhood again – the noisy one.
released June 30, 2017
All music: Alexander Leonard Donat
Additional vocals by Krissy Vanderwoude ("We Will Never Die", "No Gravity Girls", "Parents Driving, Kids Sleeping")