October Fires are a four-piece group consisting of Carol Somers on vocals, piano and synth Lisa Baker on vocals, piano and synth, Eoghan O'Neill on bass and Eric Somers on guitar. They describe their music as haunting, dark pop but not to be boxed in, they weave in and out of different genres and fuse them together to create their distinct sound.
Since the band released their first radio single in June 2018 they've appeared in Hot Press both online and in the magazine’s Autumn edition. They have had a number of rave reviews from Hot Press, Remy, Barry Gruff, Nialler 9 and The Last Mixed Tape to name a few.
They released their debut EP ‘Everybody knows’ at Halloween, 2018 with steady radio play on RTE 2XM, RTE Radio 1, Radio Nova, 98 FM, Dublin City FM, Galway Bay FM, FM104, WLRFMand KCLR FM and have been interviewed and performed on RTE's 'The Arena Show' with John Rocks and interviewed by award winning DJ, Roddy Cleere on KCLR FM in mid November.
October Fires have been described as 'Radiohead meets Tori Amos.' Yet, even that doesn't do justice to the four-piece Kildare band"
(Hot Press Magazine)
“Weaving large-scale indie-folk, bold harmonic flourishes and an icy backdrop, October Fires’ individualistic sound comes to the fore on ‘Screaming Red’”.
(The Last Mixed Tape)