It’s been a huge year for The On Fires. We were on the road in Europe and the USA for 10 months, with an Aussie tour at end before finally landing back in Melbourne earlier this month.

I remember being in Warsaw in the middle of the year & feeling tired after the festival circuit, knowing we were heading straight back to America to start another tour there…

Enter Happy Mondays. It’s the little things that keep you going. For me it’s a bunch of songs, albums and/or podcasts that get the chin back up. And I absolutely slammed this video in Poland and for the remainder of the tour.

Happy Mondays were an inspiring British band (totally whacked-out drug-f*cked maniacs from the 80s & 90s) who brought the funk & soul into UK indy pop/rock. Just awesome. Shaun Ryder’s the lead vocalist, his brother Paul mainly dances (he played bass in the original line-up). They were notorious for taking way too many drugs (namely ecstasy) and trashing shit – almost impossible to interview or organise – or to record – but brilliant nonetheless.

Checkya tomorrow,

Fires out.