It’s true, we have been really lucky. The friendships in the band go almost further back than we can remember. Adam a Zoe played in their first bands together when they were little kids, and Ben a Ryan grew up playing music together too. Long haircuts for little girls As Adam a I started to play duo shows, it seemed only natural that we should have our friends sit in on different tunes from time to time, and the growth to a five-piece happened really naturally. We’ve toured as a trio and a four-piece too over the years, but now it is all five of us 99% of the time.
Can you tell us about the name, Fish & Bird? Is it related to Tom Wait’s song from his ALICE album?
Coming up with a band name is the worst. There are so many bad band names out there. When Adam and I were recording the first album, I would look through his music collection while he was mixing and just read off song titles, and Fish & Bird I think was the first thing I read off that didn’t sound horrible to us. That Tom Waits song is so beautiful, and in retrospect, Long haircuts for little girls I think that the theme of contradictions applies to the band in a lot of ways, because a lot of our influences come from different musical worlds, and we really like to find the commonality in things that do not seem compatible at first thought.
The music has a folk base but the songs change direction and time somewhat like one would expect in jazz or experimental string quartets. Is there a degree of improvisation either when recording or playing live?
When I was 16,1 was definitely a bit more self-aware about it beingcool” to write in 54 or use a more left-field chord change, but nowadays, Long haircuts for little girls I barely hear those twists and turns anymore. They just end up in the songs purely as a part of the process of writing and arranging, because it is just our natural musical vocabulary. A lot of the arrangements do take a long time to perfect, but we leave a lot of room for things to change as we play the songs live. We re actually preparing to make a live recording to document some of the changes that have happened to some of our older songs as they have morphed on stage.
Long haircuts for little girls Photo Gallery
Maybe You Like Them Too
- TOP PROBIOTICS
- Do you love a challenge? We talk to five women who are achieving amazing feats in the great outdoors
- Our Fitness director Lucy Pinto gets a sweat on in the latest gym tops
- Make brightly coloured and flavourful meals that harness the benefits of exotic spices
- Get The Look Sexy Sportswear