Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!
Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! - Summer 2010.jpg
Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! - from left Sam Stearne, Josh Flavel, Caitlin Duff, David Williams, Nathaniel Morse, Artyom Zinoviev
Background information
OriginAdelaide, South Australia, Australia
GenresRock, Indie
Years active2006 - 2014
LabelsDot Dash
MembersSam Stearne (drums)
Josh Flavel (bass)
Caitlin Duff (vocals)
David Williams (vocals/guitar)
Nathaniel Morse (guitar)
Past membersGrant Badcock (guitar)
Andrew Walenczykiewicz (guitar)
Art Zinoviev (synth)

Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! was an indie rock group from Adelaide, South Australia. They describe their musical style as "monolithic tech-pop". They have released the independent EPs You Seize the City, I'll Seize the Sky (2006) and Boy, Hush Yr Mouth, Grrl Bare Yr Teeth (2007), and full-length studio album Sea Priest (2010). In 2014 they announced that they had disbanded.[1]



The band met and formed during their time at Adelaide High School, where Williams, Stearne, Flavel and Zinoviev attended. After meeting and rehearsing cover songs for most of 2005, the group purchased the necessary equipment to perform live, and began playing regular shows in local Adelaide venues. In 2006, Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! completed the independent EP You Seize the City, I'll Seize the Sky, and were invited to play Adelaide's Big Day Out. In early 2007, the band approached Caitlin Duff to take over from David as lead vocalist.


After performing at the Big Day Out and Parklife festivals, the band were placed in high rotation on Triple J radio, receiving considerable airplay.[2][3] The band won a spot on the 2008 Homebake line-up thanks to Triple J's Unearthed competition[4] and was featured in Rip It Up Magazine as an Adelaide act set to make a play for national attention in 2009.[5]

Throughout the summer of 2009, the band performed once again at the Big Day Out festival in Adelaide, as well as the Adelaide Laneway Festival, and Come Together Festival in Sydney. In July/August 2009 Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! released the iTunes-only EP Animal Spirit Guide, touring across the country with Hungry Kids of Hungary and Tom Ugly.

Break from recording[edit]

Throughout 2009, the band played shows supporting the likes of Sia Furler, The Bumblebeez and Bertie Blackman, and were shortlisted as one of the ten finalists for the Qantas Spirit of Youth award.[6] In September 2009 Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! announced the addition of a second guitarist, Nathaniel Morse, to complement their line up, embarking on a short Australian east coast tour with I Heart Hiroshima.

Debut album and touring[edit]

On 19 March 2010, Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! released their completed debut album Sea Priest through Dot Dash, alongside lead single Little Cowboys, Bad Hombres - a return to significant airplay with Australian youth radio stations Triple J and FBI.[7] They toured throughout May and June in support of the album, as well as playing opening support to Dappled Cities on their 'Winter Tour' with the John Steel Singers. Additional tours included St. Vincent, Band of Skulls and Kimbra.


In December 2012, F!SRF! were putting the finishing touches on a new album to be released in 2013 and released the single, Codebreaker.


Studio albums[edit]


  • You Seize the City, I'll Seize the Sky - Independent (2006)
  • Boy, Hush Yr Mouth, Grrl Bare Yr Teeth - Independent (2007)



  1. ^ "Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!". Facebook. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2015. This is probably a bit redundant considering how long we've been silent but its worth saying; we're not a band anymore. We're all still buds, but decided we'd prefer to pursue our own projects instead of continuing in F!SR,F!
  2. ^ "Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! At Jplay: triple j music". Jplay. Retrieved 26 December 2008.
  3. ^ "hitlist (by artist): triple j music". ABC. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
  4. ^ FasterLouder Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! nab Homebake spot
  5. ^ "The Hot Six". The Hot Six - Rip It Up Magazine, January 2009
  6. ^ "SOYA - Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards: Qantas". Qantas. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
  7. ^ "playlists: FBI Radio". FBI. Retrieved 22 March 2010.

External links[edit]