TWELVE FOOT NINJA Release “Start The Fire” Single; Tease Bigger Announcement for Next Week 

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Twelve Foot Ninja, Australia’s maniacal rock-fusioneers, snuck back into the world’s eyes and ears last month with the stealthy drop of their single “Long Way Home,” the band’s first new music since their 2016 album, “Outlier.” That single came with a 2D platformer videogame as a way to introduce the music video. “Long Way Home” peaked at #1 on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal in the US and inspired comparisons to a Gotham City car chase.

Now the band releases their follow up single “Start The Fire”. Jose Mangin presented the worldwide debut of the song yesterday via SiriusXM Liquid Metal. It winds in with the lupine howl of a Tibetan kangling (a horn made out of a human femur). A chirruping pattern of digitized tablas and sliding panes of silvery synths then ratchet the tension before a demented scream and a snarling, bass-heavy, bowel-emptying riff drops in. The single is available digitally at this location.

In the words of guitarist Stevic Mackay: “’Start The Fire’ drew lyrical inspiration from Todd Phillips and Scott Silver’s portrayal of the Joker. When you start treating people according to broad prejudice, they may see little reason not to become what they’re supposedly guilty of already being. It can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

The band have taken to social media to tease a bigger announcement for next week.

Twelve Foot Ninja were the 2014 winners of Best New Talent at Revolver’s Golden Gods Awards and 2016 ARIA nominees for Best Hard Rock Album (Australian Grammys). “Outlier” was #1 on Australia’s Independent Records Album Chart, #6 on the all genre ARIA chart, #3 US Billboard Heatseeker and #15 US Billboard Alternative album.


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