Guernsey rockers Coastal Fire Dept. share bold new single ‘Crank’

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Formed in 2013 in the Vale, Guernsey, Coastal Fire Dept. serve as a throwback to the heady days of 90s alt rock and grunge guitar bands. Backed by a modern twist, the band is all about big driving melodic guitars with catchy choruses that stick in your head.

Their latest single, ‘Crank’ is a soaring catchy post-grunge and alt-rock track set in today’s (almost) post COVID world. It’s about folks who think they’re always ill with every little cold, cough, headache, something serious etc. Frontman Ollie got the lyrical idea after reflecting on how he sometimes feels when he faces mental and physical health headwinds from colds to coughs to herniated discs and tinnitus!

The layered guitars and choruses build up throughout ‘Crank’ to end in a crescendo of an outro. Speaking of the track, the band shared, There were absolutely no musical reference points when in the studio. This is how Coastal Fire Dept. sounds and gives more of an insight into where their musical journey is going

‘Crank’ is the lead single from their EP ‘Flood The Saltpans…Save The Vale’  which is set for release on the 30th of January this year.

Often compared to Nirvana and Pixies, the band is unashamedly influenced by those iconic bands, but are also influenced by later bands such as Violent Soho, Superheaven, Balance And Composure & Title Fight.

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