Formed in 2013 out of a shared love for alt rock music. Coastal Fire Dept. have been through a few changes and now with a settled four man line up they have been in full on mode for about two years. Their brand of music takes in influences from grunge and stoner rock to shoegaze and lo-fi.
Their music is best described as Grunge From The Vale. Which in simple terms describes a grunge influenced music base with a sprinkling of other genres thrown in from time to time.
Listen to Coastal Fire Dept. and you will hear echoes of Nirvana, Pixies, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Foo Fighters, Local H, Bush and much more.
Signed to L’islet Records, their first mini-album Control was released at the end of Dec 19. Their first ep 'Radio' will be released on 4 December 2020 and their second album 'Connected' will be released in January 2021.
Saad - Bass
I started playing the bass when I was 14 years old. In 2011 upon returning from traveling around Asia/USA, a friend wanted to start an Alternative Rock/Metal band and needed someone to play Bass, so we formed Stone Em All.
Unfortunately, Stone Em All broke up after a few years when my friend relocated to the USA, although we did manage to play lots of gigs and festivals, record a mini EP and had fun playing.
I then joined a new band after Stone Em All, as my work colleague Ollie needed a bass player for his band Coastal Fire Dept. and the current project commenced.