Little Fish new single – video – live dates from next week!
aaamusic | On 26, Oct 2010
llowing a series of live dates that Little Fish have planned for early November, the Oxford duo will be releasing new single ‘Sweat N Shiver’ on 29th November. Singer / guitarist Juju has the following commentary about the background of the track –
“My shadow followed me into a motel. I was feeling soundless and delirious. I wanted to be alone so I locked myself in a room for a week. I brought with me little food and the gifts of a tambourine man. I can’t remember anything except for burning like a coin in someone’s hand. I was woken by people banging at my door. I must have been alone for days – not alone but longing for shade and driven by thirst.”
Little Fish have experienced a crazy ride in the last year or so since legendary songwriter/producer Linda Perry heard their demos, flew to the UK to see them play at a pub in Oxford, signed them on the spot and took them out to LA to produce their first album. This was followed by a hectic touring schedule supporting a who’s who of rock bands including Placebo, Them Crooked Vultures, Hole, Juliette Lewis and, most recently, Blondie. Little Fish also recently headlined the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festivals.
Onstage, Little Fish are sensual thunder, drawing you in with dangerous warmth. Juju’s self taught guitar style blazes through as Nez vigorously propels himself and beats his way through the songs. The band’s visceral live show is intensified by the addition of a Hammond organ which helps the band to convey more fully what they laid down on the album with producer Linda Perry at the helm. Listening to their music, either live or on their debut album, you can really hear the band’s intense creativity in all its glory. JuJu explains the process – “I have to be by myself in a room when I’m writing so no one can hear me shouting and screaming like an exorcist. Some people can write in public, but not me. For me it’s a solitary experience, so I can unlock my lyrics and bare my soul and inspiration.”
See Little Fish live at the following dates:
2 Nov Old Blue Last London
4 Nov Roadhouse Manchester
5 Nov Kasbah Coventry
13 Nov O2 Academy 2 Oxford
8 Dec Academy 3 Birmingham