Music Mirror rock out to the Japanese Fighting Fish

BBC 6 Music faves Japanese Fighting Fish unleash new single and album  “Swimming with Piranhas”   In 2009  the mysterious Ishii christened the Leeds theatrical space funk rock band Japanese Fighting Fish and they continue to blast out tunes in his honour to this day. The Fish are no longer what they once were: in 2011  debut album “Just Before We Go MAD” experimented with South American rhythms, fierce vocals  and grunge guitars. 2013 saw the release of the punkier and louder second album “Day Bombs”  recorded in several skuzzy garages in Leeds and London on a considerably lower budget than the Foo Fighters album that inspired it. Now the theatrical beast returns with third album “Swimming with Piranhas” this time recorded at Air-Edel Studio in London, mastered by Tim Young (Everything Everything, Elbow, Massive Attack, The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Beatles ) and injects hooks  fuzz  funk and S P A C E into the Fish Tank. J.F.F  the band has racked up an impressive resume  including busy summers alongside the likes of Wild Beasts, The Stranglers  and Babyhead at Shambala Festival, Beat-Herder Festival, Weyfest  and Beacons Festival.  The video “Don’t Wanna Be Bat  Man” received 145k views in […]

A catchy disco pop gem from Jezz with new single “Move Closer”

New single  from Jezz “Move Closer”. Move Closer is a 90’s inspired disco track featuring live bass, guitar, brass and shamelessly addictive vocals. What/Who  is Jezz ? “I am 44 year old English teacher working in Croydon. I have played live since I was ten  and moved to London from Ireland almost 2 years ago and Jezz is a name I write, record,  produce and release under”. Jezz is a one man solo operation but features live instrumentation. Guest vocalists appear on new tracks and Jezz has recorded 2 albums with dominant singer Clara Rose. The focus is pop/ disco / electro/ 80’s/90’s inspired acts like M People, Jamiroquai, Chic, Duran Duran and newer acts such as Chvrches and Jess Glynne. All material has been released independently except the 2009 debut album “We Made This” featuring the single “Still Breathing”. The follow up album “Bangâ” features the singles “Out with The Boys” and “Beach Song”.  The promo video for “Beach Song” was shot on location in Ibiza and has now reached 63k hits. Jezz has also released standalone singles “One Night” on Overtmind and “Unspoken”. Jezz is currently back in the studio recording songs with London musicians for a third […]