I’ve been able to watch Conflare grow within these past 2 years of knowing them, the first time I saw them was 22nd November 2015 at Verve Bar, Leeds. I had listened to them prior to seeing them – they were the cool kids in the year above me, of course I was going to like them.
The 4 piece Pop/Rock band, based in Leeds, have been going ever since primary school and have gone from winning Cas Factor 2012 to being on the shortlist for a slot at Slam Dunk Festival (Make sure you vote for them here).
Now onto the main point – their music. The band is made up of Toby Hanmore – Vocals, Ethan Bradley – Drums, Rob Hawkins – Guitar and Sam Wilkinson – Bass. I have always been surprised by Toby’s capability to write smart and catchy lyrics. All their songs are well structured and there is always something within the music that sticks with you, may it be the basslines in ‘Dirt‘, the guitar riff in ‘Tempted‘ or even the cowbell in ‘New York‘
But hey, why don’t you check them out for yourselves? Here is my top pick of songs by Conflare: