From both sides of the Atlantic by way of London and Washington DC, the Backfires are an independent rock band based in New York City. Combining Britpop relatability, New York indie rock moodiness, and Pop-Punk energy, the Backfires draw influence from acts like Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sam Fender, The Strokes, and Green Day with big anthemic choruses and infectious guitar lines. Aside from writing, the band spends five days a week rehearsing at The Music Building in New York, formerly home to Madonna, Joey Ramone, Metallica, The Strokes, and Interpol, while honing their sound for live shows.
In 2022, The Backfires sold out historic venue Mercury Lounge in February, played New Colossus Festival and SXSW in March, and have upcoming headlining performances at Knitting Factory Brooklyn and Elsewhere Zone 1 scheduled for April and May respectively. // Continue to the full article