Live Music Preview: The Fiery Furnaces @ Cargo

By johnmcga Last edited 110 months ago
Live Music Preview: The Fiery Furnaces @ Cargo


If you're partial to a bit of experimental indie-rock, shuffle down to Cargo on 8 October when New York four-piece The Fiery Furnaces will bring their brother and sister-fronted sound to the Shoreditch arches.

In their eight-album career this band has flirted with so many genres we can't help thinking they really, really don't want to be categorised. From conceptual, moody, atmospheric epics to 2004's borderline-annoying single, Tropical Ice-Land, they've done it all. Record shops must have a nightmare deciding where to file their stuff.That means that whatever you like, there's probably something for you here. But equally, The Fiery Furnaces aren't necessarily a band you'll fall for at first listen. To get the most out of this gig, you'll want to do a little research.It'll be worth the effort. For an easy introduction to their sometimes-challenging repertoire, check out 2005's stunning EP. Despite the name, it's actually a full-length album. Then have a listen to the latest record, I'm Going Away. It's more straightforward than a lot of their older material, and they're bound to pepper the set with new stuff.Finished swotting up? Then get ready for an atmospheric, rocky night on 8 October. Tickets are available now for £10. Image: Eleanor Friedberger of Fiery Furnaces / from forklift under a Creative Commons Attribution licence.

Last Updated 23 September 2009