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Blu Fish’s debut EP Shments is a slice of dynamic surf-rock goodness

There’s something pretty special going on with our friends across the ditch. It seems that every piece of new music we’re shown from New Zealand is bloody quality, and Blu Fish are no different.

The Kiwi surf-rock three-piece have unveiled their debut EP Shments. While the release is their first outing, it flaunts some seriously impressive production and showcases the band’s penchant for crafting dynamic and colourful sonic gems.

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On their debut EP Shments, New Zealand outfit Blu Fish deliver an impressive collection of songs that showcase a delightful inventiveness.

EP opener, The Party, is full of clever lyricism about feeling lonely and isolated at a social event.“You got so good at drinking alone. It’s like going to the party but you don’t need to find an Uber home.” As the track descends into a woozy, hypnotic guitar solo, you’ll be transported into a completely different dimension.

The EP’s centrepiece At the Roundabout will pull you into a strangely dream-like soundscape that evokes images of loneliness and “being wrapped inside a misty telephone.” 

By the time the EP’s closing track Fresher reaches its conclusion, you’ll have been roped in completely to Blu Fish’s experimental and inventive sounds.

These are still early days for this trio, but judging by what we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality tunes from Blu Fish. For now, do yourself a favour and listen to the new EP above.

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December 14, 2018

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