Wednesday, 2 May 2012


Lately we’ve been enjoying the mesmerizing music of Brooklyn-based band Firehorse. They bring a resonance of sunny days spent lazing on the beach and running through grassy fields to us, through their dream-like trimmings of delicate drums, guitars, rapturous electronic beats, and enchanting vaporous vocals.

Band members consist of Leah Siegel on vocals, Steve Elliot on guitar, Tim Luntzel (Rosanne Cash, Loudon Wainwright III) on bass, and Brian Wolf (My Brightest Diamond, Sufjan Stevens) on drums.

The brains behind the project is Leah Siegel who is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. Leah writes from the heart about her feelings, fears, and her youth, thus, resulting in lyrics that beguile and entice the listener – her voice is particularly captivating in She’s A River.

 We love their ethereal video to Our Hearts and Leah’s quirky almost Edward Scissorhands styling right through to her showgirl red and glitzy gold outfits.

With compliments from Prince, who has referred to Leah Siegel as a ‘brilliant performer’ after seeing her live performance, Firehorse are surely one to watch out for.

You can purchase their latest album on iTunes And So They Ran Faster.

And if you're lucky enough to be stateside, she will next be playing at the 78 Project benefit at City Winery in New York.

By Melodie Walter

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