Southampton’s finest purveyors of vast and sprawling rock music, Burn the Fleet, look to unleash their giant debut album ‘The Modern Shape’ on September 10th 2012.
Following on from the release of 2010’s self-titled debut EP and highly popular singles ‘Black Holes ’ and ‘River Song’ (all through Walnut Tree Records (Tiger Please, Drawings)), having previously released the record with the June issue of the esteemed Rock Sound Magazine, to be followed by their own self-release., Burn the Fleet look set to become the favourites of an even greater audience.
Produced by Neil Kennedy (Last Witness, Our Time Down Here) and Mastered by Alan Douches (Brand New, Mastodon) ‘The Modern Shape’ is an expansive and intense 9-track epic, fusing beautifully soaring vocal melodies with huge destructive riffage, creating a debut which is equal parts punishing, intricate and heart-breaking.
None of the energy of their absorbing live shows is lost and the listener is pulled into their world as soon as the first notes of ‘In the Hole Lives the Wicked King’ are struck, and for 36 minutes Burn the Fleet don’t release you from their grip, with the record leaving a lasting impression long after closing track ‘Irish Eyes’ finishes.
With the release of ‘The Modern Shape’ and tours in the pipeline (including a UK tour with Hawthorne Heights in October), Burn the Fleet look set to put 2012 under their spell.
1 – In the Hole Lives the Wicked King
2 – The Greatest Fire
3 – Seven Sisters
4 – Black Holes
5 – Cenotaph
6 – Absence of Mine
7 – River Song
8 – Suits
9 – Irish Eyes