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Koala Fires

“the band has a manifest talent for crafting memorable riffs” 
Tiny Mix Tapes 

"…the songs they write have a timelessness that should ensure a long shelflife. Other contenders for "Best Local Release of 2010" accolades—you have your work cut out for you." - Mike Breen, Cincinnati CityBeat

Koala Fires employ thick guitar hooks, catchy via quirky vocal lines backed by a driving rhythm section. The lyricism is subdued scientific/conspiracy/supernatural metaphor mixed with mundane love stories. 

Koala Fires were Cincinnati Entertainment Award nominees for “New Artist of the Year” in 2008 and have performed in front of prominent acts like Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, Stardeath & White Dwarfs, Say Hi and the Smoking Popes. They are currently polishing a DIY creative ethic and plan to release their sophomore album "Doom of the Norns" which was recorded mixed and mastered completely by the band, in the summer of 2013.

The line up is now rounded out by Matt Retherford on drums (Minor Leagues, Turnbull ACs, Dr. Jones), Matt Zink on Bass (Fizzgig) and most recently Ben Evans on guitar (Dr. Jones, Krononauts, House of Feeble Minds).

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