'The Year Dot' Album

by firestations

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released April 6, 2018

Michael Cranny, Laura Copsey, Martin Thompson, Giles Littleford, Tom Hargreaves

Chin Keeler drums on tracks 4,5,6,8

Drums on tracks 1,3,7,10 recorded by Simon Nelson at Studio Klank
Drums on tracks 4,5,6,8 recorded by Oscar Ball

Produced by Michael Cranny
Mastered by Oli Horton
Artwork by Emily Scaife
Design by Laura Copsey and Emily Scaife


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firestations UK

We are a band.

We write alt-pop songs and then mess them up.

Our second album ‘The Year Dot’ is out now on Lost Map Records.

“Firestations present that sense of worldly vulnerability in synth-driven glimpses of the sublime.” ★★★★ THE LIST

"Like a child of the 1980’s picturing what pop music would sound like in 2018". For The Rabbits
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Track Name: Build a Building
You can build a building put people in it
Make them move house and call another house a home
You and me have the strangest interactions
We’re falling apart in the societal weakness
But if you want it to stop just say when

The voice seems
So powerful
And that’s the problem
Makes this so difficult
We carry on like it’s all just a game
And that’s the problem
There’s no easy solution

The quota is there so you don’t exceed it
Just focus on the screen and keep the questions to yourself
Pretend that you care but your heart’s not in it
If you won’t do the job there’s always someone else who will
And if you want it to stop just say when
Track Name: Make Your Own Mind Up
I won’t hear a bad word
Spoken against him
Cos I just know him
And he’s always been alright with me

Make your own mind up

He’s not a bad guy
He’s got problems
Just trying to make it
Through the everyday
I call on you to cast the first stone
I call on you to make it on your own
Track Name: Receiver
I could tell that something was wrong
All upside-down inside-out
I couldn’t move and I couldn’t speak
Lying face down in the crowd
I won’t be found

You are the receiver you get the message
And I can be so sure you’re still around
You are the receiver you get the message
I need to be so sure you’re still around
Track Name: Old Letters
Wasted and useless
Still I sit here
My mind is floating
Lost in the atmosphere
You always come in
And read the old letters
Make the same conclusions
Elders and betters

This conversation
Stuck in another time
The old voice repeating
The unforgiving line

They made you disappear
Track Name: Holdouts
They sent a message
They sent a message
I can’t decipher
Some foreign language
But it was something about a machine
Like it’s coming to take me on
And I’m hiding up in the lemon trees
Down by the wreckage

They will find in me
An enemy to be reckoned with
One second I’m asleep
The next I’m wide awake and I’m fighting

Everything is calm
And I’m happy to let down my guard
I’ve been here so many years
Made a new home here
But I’m always ready to leave
Cos it’s the land of the setting sun
Land of half-remembered dreams
I’m seeing through you again
Track Name: Blue Marble
This blue marble
Crystal clear
This blue marble
It contains
All that we are
All we ever will be
We know who we are
We know who we are
We are not important
But this blue marble
This blue marble

Orbit looking down
Can you make the details out?
Creator and destroyer
Only a momentary master
And then we’re moving on
Track Name: Far Future Morning
Think of me now as a lost traveller
With no guarantee I will make it out
Look over there it’s the great divide
The naysayers there may never know

We will wake up
Far future morning
The lost travellers
In a simulation

I am like a ghost
You are like a ghost
People kept apart
Perhaps we don't belong here

I am like a ghost
You are like a ghost
People out of time
Perhaps we shouldn't be here
Track Name: Pyramid Schemes
I swear my fingers moved
Of their own accord
I did not tell them to
I was just looking on
And if I was not there
Living in that bubble
Outside the difference
Is becoming so clear

What you deserve
What they deserve
Shout out
They have to listen now

Past lives that you never had
You’re living then instead of now
Made up those memories
Because they told you to
There is a disconnect
Which they all deny
You won’t see them again
But you can’t ask why
Track Name: From Here
It was a plastic and uplit city
A kind of showroom sheen
You feel guilt and you can’t be proud
When you’re too busy being mean
Can’t find a place to rest your bones
So they’re just sticking through
The face looked out of place
In the race it was entered into
The face looked out of place
In the race it was entered into

If you come from here
You can only belong here
If you come from here

You’re a son and I’m a daughter
Is that enough?
To know what you’re after?
Leave the bricks and leave the mortar
All exposed
Good to see how it was made
Track Name: Lightning Strike
Clouds roll in
Clouds roll in
There’ll be a storm in the morning
Pressure builds
Before it breaks
With the pattern formed under our skin

Lightning strike
And it opens up a door
Lightning strike
From the edges down to the core it goes

Silver light
Silver blue light
Where it lands next no one can tell
Memories fade
The focus shifts
We’re doomed to repeat ourselves

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