…stars in my eyes, FireBug No Return
by Walter Price
With all the psych escapism and symbolism of 60s-era Haight-Ashbury, the rawness of Joshua Tree, and the technical sound weaving of prog rock comes a powderkeg single “No Return” from indie rocknrollers FireBug. From the EP of the same name, the soul-twisting track is led by the dramatic vocal dexterity of Juliette Tworsey, and the mind-bending guitar wizardry of Jules Shapiro as drummer Charles Wiley and bassist Joseph Noval provide the threads to hold this multilayered song together.
Arguably, outside of its weighty message, the most potent magic of this track is its nonsingular texture. Like changes in the earth’s topography or weather patterns, “No Return” is a journey through several sprawling soundscapes culminating into a sound, unlike most anything you’ve heard of late. Trippy, expansive, and undoubtedly compelling, Smart, indelible— Rock n Roll!
With this release, FireBug continues to prove they’re a rung above the song-constructing powers of many of their contemporaries. You can stream “No Return” and see its brilliantly edited Matthias Schubert- directed music video, here at the GTC.
FireBug No Return
Artist photo by @cinematthias
Produced By The Two Jays.
Recorded at The Clocktower Recorders Joshua Tree California.
Engineered and Mixed By Charlie Stavish.
Mastered By Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound Nashville.
Juliette Tworsey – Lead Vocal / Electric Guitar
Jules Shapiro – Lead Guitar/Acoustic Guitar/ Organ
Joseph Noval – Bass
Matt Lucich – Drums
VIDEO: Directed Edited and Produced by Matthias Schubert.
Assistant Director/ Makeup Artist Claire ProMua.
Filmed on location in The Angeles National Forest and Leo Carrillo State Beach Malibu California
“Joshua Tree recording artist FireBug have captivated audiences at music venues and festivals across the globe. Performances in North America that include appearances at SXSW Austin, CMJ NYC, and NXNE in Toronto. Furthermore their shows at festival events in the European Union that include Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth UK and London’s famous Dublin Castle, just scratch the surface of the mileage that FireBug has covered since their inception. Their signature modern rock sound injects a New Orleans influence with elements of 70’s rock, grunge, blues, and folk-rock.” – bio