‘Swimming with Pirahana’s’, the third album release from Leeds bred band Japanese Fighting Fish, is not one to miss. As the quirky title suggests these guys have developed a truly individual sound. The band have now moved away from recording in Leeds garages and have been working with Tim Young at Air-Edel studios in London, a legend in his own right working with The Beatles and The Clash. The album’s title comes from the real life wild experiences of Karlost and drummer Sweetman in Ecuador whilst staying with a Quechan tribe when they took a dip in the Amazon River, well doesn’t that sound like an adventure?
From the first song of the album I was hooked, title track ‘Swimming with Pirahana’s’ has a definite likening to ‘Royal Blood’.
The band have a really cool vibe, which goes for more than just their music, ‘For Queen Marilyn’ was written spontaneously after being asked to ‘Just play something’, and what an awesome something it was. The track combines a grunge like vocal with an intense drum and is on par with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, which is not a comparison I’d take lightly.
The album revels somewhere between rock, indie rock and grunge, combining elements from each genre in a collective, Hard to resist revels in the heavier side of this and the technical ability of these musicians to be so diverse is astounding.
Overall this album is a massive step forward for the band, showcasing their talent and the development of their own sound, that is truly unique.
We shall be catching up with the guys at The Crowndale in Camden on the 28th March, stay tuned to find out more!