Sunday, August 25, 2013
As the Radiohead track “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” was one of the first songs they jammed to in the rehearsal room it seems totally appropriate to pay homage to one of their favourite bands and name themselves Weird Fishes .
The band hail from Berlin and draw their inspiration mostly from the 80's and 90's with hints of The Smiths,Talking Heads,Smashing Pumpkins and the aforementioned Radiohead amongst many others. Compared to most bands they seem to have done things in reverse. Let's just say they all have a bit of life experience. Whereas most bands get together at school or Uni these guys (and gal) started the band after having done all that a few years back. They make challenging, interesting music that is fresh, engaging and well worth a listen.
Although they are a joint British/German venture I'm not sure if they have played live in the UK but they do seem to play fairly regularly in their hometown of Berlin so if you are ever there on a city break and they are playing while you are there it would seem like a good way to spend a couple of hours of your time.