“you can't beat playing in the North East” The Firelight Opera Prepare For 02 Academy Date (Uploaded 04/06/2017)

By: Jack Dodsworth

The Band: The Firelight Opera

Sunderland alternative rock band, The Firelight Opera are set to release their latest album at the O2 Academy 2, Newcastle on Friday 9th June so Jack Dodsworth caught up with them for a little chat.

Jack: What can fans expect from your latest album?

The Firelight Opera: It's a proper guitar album: it has meaningful lyrics, infectious melodies, catchy riffs, big solos, energetic drums and intricate harmonies.

Jack: How does playing at home in the North East compare to ‘gigging’ elsewhere?

The Firelight Opera: It's always exciting to gig away from home but you can't beat playing in the North East. We became the first local band to headline the main stage of the O2 Academy in Newcastle last year, and we were blown away by the turnout.

Jack: The wait is almost over. How excited are you to the release this album?

The Firelight Opera: It can't come quick enough! Writing, recording and releasing this album has been an incredible experience but a long and tough process. We've sacrificed ourselves physically and mentally to create this album, and we just can't wait for people to hear it now.

Jack: Is there a particular song that you all just love to play together, whether from this album or previous work?

The Firelight Opera: We're all loving 'This Mystery' from the new album at the moment. The blast of energy we produce as we all kick in at the start feels amazing.

Jack: For newcomers/new-readers, how would you summarise your latest album within three words?

The Firelight Opera: Exciting, emotional and adventurous.

Jack: How do you relax before going on stage? Do you have any before-gig rituals?

The Firelight Opera: We never relax. We usually spend our time looking for Chris. He's been known to go looking for a chip shop 10 minutes before we're due on stage.

Jack: Do you have any future plans/tours that fans can get excited about?

The Firelight Opera: Our plan is to continue playing headline shows and festivals. We'll continue to release singles and music videos while we're working on a second album!

Tickets, priced at £6.00 in advance, are available from ticketweb.co.uk.

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