FIRESTATIONS – ” Receiver “

Posted: February 23, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Walthamstow’s finest dream-pop band is probably a more open competition than you’d imagine thanks to the existence of The Leaf Library and The Great Electric, but definitely one of the finest are Lost Map signed quintet, Firestations. The band are set to release their new album, The Year Dot, in April and have this week shared the second single from it, “Receiver”.

Our new single, Receiver, is out now on Lost Map. You are the receiver, you get the message”. You send out a signal and hope that it reaches someone – it’s our dystopian sci-fi electro-pop love song.

It’ll be out as a ltd edition PostMap postcard as well, with an exclusive track, on 16th March.

Described by frontman Mike Cranny as being about, “the joy of finding someone who can receive your frequency and just knowing they’re in the world making everything bearable somehow”, it’s an early contender for the year’s most scientifically accurate love song. With its clinking electronics and driving rhythms, there’s a touch of retro-futurism about the sound, like a child of the 1980’s picturing what pop music would sound like in 2018, which it turns is much better than what most actual pop music sounds like.



Firestations have suggested The Year Dot was written as a distillation of a world of admin jobs, depression and dreaming the days away, listening to Receiver it’s hard not to get whisked away in a moment of pure, perfect escapism.

The Year Dot is out April 6th via Lost Map Records.


Band Members
Mike Cranny, Laura Copsey,
Martin Thompson,
Giles Littleford, Tom Hargreaves



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