Saturday 24th February 2007
on the projection situation, we may be VJing for Singapore's
anarcho-rock outfit Firebrands as
part of the 2007
we normally avoid all that political stuff - George
Bush samples and tree huggin' hippy piffle - yawn!
But the Firebrands bring
up issues about repressive regimes in their (and our)
own backyard that the Western world often does it's
to ignore, or even bolster up.
will be using some amazing images by award-winning
photographers such as David
Dare Parker, Julian
Tennant, and Bohdan
pride ourselves on the diversity of music we can work
with, so this is our chance to show some really in-yer-face
blurb from MySpace:
By definition, a Firebrand is a burning
implement of creation and destruction, a visionary individual
who incites others to conflict or action, one who deliberately
foments trouble and radical change.
FIREBRANDS the vision began as a group of revolutionary
ideas, a search for truth and freedom under the surface
of a straitjacket called home. While the media distract
and confuse, there is incongruence, suppression and greed.
What began as a question became an answer, then a journey.
Seize the freedom in hand and never give up.
Originating in a cultural milieu where geography is
quickly becoming meaningless, the lineup completed with
5 members of 5 different cultures. They came together
with individual musical and personal backgrounds as different
as can be, but they have been bent and forged together
by the same restless, indestructible spirit that demands
action, and an outlet. A huge outlet. There are no speakers
in the world loud enough for this message.
Musical influences come from Rage Against the Machine,
System of a Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Who, Faith
No More, Metallica and more.
Performing their furious blend of heavy rock, funk,
and turntable SFX at gigs since July 2005, they generated
an electric hum in the club circuit and within the global
FIREBRANDS are set to burn stages in 2007 with gigs
in Asia, Europe and Australia.
Dare Parker -
Tennant - East Timor
Warchomij - Orange Revolution in Ukraine
drummer Jachin is also a graphic artist - hence the
very cool website