The year is 2011. In the pensioner smog of Broadstairs, Kent, vocalist and guitarist Ed Wetenhall finds himself in his new university halls, alone and band-less. Two weeks on and what he thought was just a passing idea amongst excitable new friends drummer Joe Jeffcoate and bassist Joe Nash has become a sleepy seaside town’s worst nightmare.
Honing their brand of angular art rock and relentlessly touring in spite of their studies, Fish Tank have made a name for themselves on the British underground scene with their notoriously chaotic live shows. Debut EP ‘Henry’ quickly garnered attention on the local Kent music scene. Its praise led to the band being offered a slot at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Fish Tank’s sound on record is as catchy as their performances are infamous. New single ‘Barbarella’ (available as a free download now) was recorded at Hidden Track Studios in Kent. It showcases a catchier side to the band, with an immediate blast of bombastic rhythms and relentless guitars, and a huge chorus to boot. The track will feature on an EP due out later this year.