Island Awakening - Fire EX U.S. West Coast Tour
滅火器 Fire EX－島嶼天光 Island Sunrise
The Sunflower Movement continues loud and proud. Come join 滅火器 Fire EX., Dream Rush, and Silent Wave for a night of freedom rock.
Fire EX, Taiwan's top punk band!
One of the music festivals' most frequently invited bands!
Fire Extinguisher is a pop punk band from Kaohsiung. They sing with a lot of energy, enthusiasm, and dreams! The band's motto is "never forget to feel", an attitude that keeps them going even when everything seems totally SNAFU! After eight years' preparation, Fire Ex released their debut album, Let's Go, in June, 2007. This album plumbs the states of mind that come from having no alternative but to face reality no matter what it brings.
The band members used to be high-school classmates from Kaohsiung with similar musical tastes, and their music draws inspiration from real life and real music. Their lives have been no different from other ordinary people. They have dreams and enthusiasm, frustration and anger, love and hurt, pain and joy. The vocalist, Sam, once summed up their attitude in a show at The Wall, Taipei’s premiere live house: "We are not famous. But we love music and our passion for music will never end!" Nothing but genuine passion and total satisfaction at just banging out music. Their music inspires inﬁnite enthusiasm, or even rowdiness and passion for being in the moment.
Now, at the ripe age of 30, the band members growing maturity shows in the musical arrangements and structure of their new album. A little taste of post-rock adds vividness to their explosive sound. It is surprising to see a punk band present post-rock arrangements with abundant exuberance, complicated guitars riffs, and rich melodies. But their core remains punk, and punk is not just an attitude but a way of taking life as it comes, and hitting back.
Fire Ex will never give up touching people through music with their passion and enthusiasm, no matter how cruel the world becomes or how old they get. This should be the tacit minimal consensus among all Taiwanese regardless of gender or age. Let’s Go! We are Fire Extinguisher!
我們要守護的價值 家的意義 民主的珍貴
已經袂記 / 是第幾工 / 請毋通煩惱我
因為阮知道 / 無行過寒冬 / 袂有花開的一工