'Burn The Fleet and ruin France? That were worse than fifty Hogues!'
A 19th Century Robert Browning poem may be an unusual source of inspiration from which an Alternative/Rock, Post Hard-core band have chosen to take their name. (Even though It was apparently a poem for older boys!) Perhaps that's because they didn't! Maybe they chose it in celebration and homage to the song of the same name by California rockers Thrice, who knows. (The latter maybe more likely, although, Browning was a recorded artist and his mother by all accounts an accomplished musician) Enough of my digressions......
Burn The Fleet follow up their 2009 debut EP, Mistresses, with a new song, Black Holes, released to accompany a modest tour starting in late September. The four piece from the home of B&Q and The Saints, as well as disembarkation point of choice for many a silvery haired lathario hoping to find his, and maybe someone else's, sea legs upon a twilight years cruise are not exactly immersed in a musical melting pot. Its been a long while since Craig David took Britain by storm! (And even longer since Howard Jones vied for bedroom wall poster space with Nik Kershaw).
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