Who Are Feed The Fire??
Feed The Fire are a power trio from the outer southern suburbs of Adelaide South Australia.
Formed in 2018 the members are:
Dan “Devilchild” Pearce - Guitar and Vocals
Paul “Clemo” Clements – Bass
Joel “Keeny” Keen – Drums
The music they play is best described as high energy, guitar driven rock. If you think of bands like Nirvana, The Living End, Foo Fighters, and Stone Sour, you would be in the ballpark. Big crunchy riff heavy guitars, bass lines from the school of Geezer Butler, rock solid drumming that’s a hybrid of traditional 70’s rock and todays modern metal, with vocals that range from a snarling nail spitting bite to a clean and emotive whisper.
Best known for their energetic and entertaining live performances. This reputation scored them a show alongside Aussie punk stalwarts Frenzal Rhomb at Adelaide’s Beer and Bbq fest in 2019 after only playing a couple of shows.
Their first single and video was released in March 2020. The track is called “Haunted House”. It has all the crunch and punch of Mike Tyson eating a bowl of cornflakes!! The video was shot at Carclew Mansion in North Adelaide. Their next single “DOA” was released in November 2020 and is another lick laden, hyperactive rock n roll belter that has seen them gain a larger local and international following. The track has featured on “The Faction’s” new music hour, alongside artists such as The Pretty Reckless and Good Charlotte. It has also received airplay from as far away as Long Island New York! The track is also accompanied by a high-quality video that saw the band go for a stripped back feel with no story boarding at all to capture the essence and the energy of the band live.
Feed The Fire released their debut LP 'Maybe You Need This?!' on February 26 2021. The album contains 13 tracks. Whilst most of the songs on the album live inside that realm of the high energy rock described above, the band has not been afraid to show that they can also be endearing, and heart felt with added piano, synth and acoustic guitars on a few tracks.
Further to this 2021 has seen the band remain busy with gigs, completion of a private studio and they have just recorded the music for three tracks that will be released as singles throughout the coming months. At the time of writing, FTF have just taken part in 'Global Bandemic 3' which is a world wide online music festival.
NAME - PAUL "CLEMO" CLEMENTS
WEAPONS OF CHOICE;
BASS - IBANEZ SR1200 (4 STRING)
BASS - YAMAHA RBX375(5 STRING)
AMP - LANEY NEXUS STUDIO LIVE "I LOVE THE BUILT IN REVERB AND COMPRESSION"
CABS - HARTKE HX410 AND HX115 'NOTHING BEATS HARTKE IN MY BOOK! LOVE THESE BEASTS"!
PAUL GOES ON TO SAY;
"I PICKED UP THE BASS IN YEAR 8 HIGHSCHOOL AND HAVEN'T PLAYED ANYTHING ELSE SINCE.
MY MAIN INFLUENCES INCLUDE THE MIGHTY GEEZER BUTLER ,NEED I SAY MORE? THE MAN IS AN ANIMAL. ALONG WITH JUSTIN CHANCELOR FROM TOOL. HIS TONE IS SECOND TO NONE!
MY SET UP IS SIMPLE. IN THE WAY OF PEDALS I USE A T-REX DISTORTION AND A T-REX CHORUS. I USE THESE IN DIFFERENT WAYS ON DIFFERENT SONGS.
MY MAIN TONE IS BASS STRAIGHT IN TO AMP. I'M FOR EVER PLAYING WITH MY SETTINGS. IS ANYONE EVER CONTENT WITH THEIR OWN TONE???
THAT'S ME IN A LOW END NUTSHELL \m/
NAME - DAN "DEVILCHILD" PEARCE
WEAPONS OF CHOICE;
GUITAR - 2009 GIBSON LES PAUL STUDIO
GUITAR - 2017 FENDER REDLINE TELECASTER
GUITAR - 2017 COLE CLARK ANGEL 1
AMP - 2003 MARSHALL TSL 100
"I STARTED SINGING A LONG TIME BEFORE TAKING UP GUITAR. BUT ONCE THAT BUG BIT I WAS IN! MUSIC AND I HAVE A VERY TORID RELATIONSHIP. I LOVE IT,I HATE IT,IT'S THE CAUSE OF MUCH ANXIETY AND MUCH ECSTASY. IT DRIVES ME CRAZY AND SAVES ME ALL THE TIME. I OFTEN TELL PEOPLE THAT I DON'T REALLY HAVE A CHOICE IN THE MATTER. THERE'S TIMES WHEN I WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH IT AND THERE'S TIMES WHEN IT'S ALL I WANT TO DO. IT IS LITERALLY LIKE A DRUG FOR ME. MY BEST FRIEND AND WORST ENEMY!
GROWING UP IT WAS GUNS N' ROSES OR NOTHING FOR A LONG TIME,WHICH I REGRET NOW. I MISSED OUT ON A LOT OF OTHER COOL MUSIC. GREENDAY CHANGED MY LIFE AND ARE THE REASON I STARTED PLAYING GUITAR. THEN DARON MALAKIAN FROM SOAD TOTALLY CHANGED MY PERSPECTIVE ON GUITAR AND I FELL IN LOVE WITH CHUNKY RIFFS. MY TOP TWO FAVORITE PLAYERS TO WHICH I'LL NEVER REACH THE DIZZYING HEIGHTS OF THOUGH ARE SLASH AND CHRIS CHENEY OF THE LIVING END.YOU CAN TYPICALLY TELL IT'S EITHER OF THOSE GUYS PLAYING IN THE FIRST FEW NOTES.
VOCALLY I HAVE A LOVE OF A LOT OF BOTH MALE AND FEMALE SINGERS.BUT NUMBER ONE WILL ALWAYS BE CHRIS CORNELL.BOTH VOCALLY AND LYRICALLY A GOD DAMN GENIUS!!