It been almost ten years since Fear No |Fish first formed in London and it shows. To my relief (it’s been a bad day listening to factory churned releases) ‘Now And Never’ has five songs, all have been worked on, rehearsed and with the aid of good production has scored well in my book.
Just as well then as this ‘Now Or Never’ EP hits home; as I read that the band are happy to admit that this release came to fruition in the light of many ups and downs the resulting release is one of tremendous ambition. Pleased they go there. Influenced by present day alternative rock bands in the vein of Biffy Cyro, Kings Of Leon and Foo Fighters. There sound is not as heavy as the aforementioned, but that does not take anything away from their appeal; It’s strong, melodic, with engaging hooks, it’s still under the alternative rock umbrella though.
Like ‘Say’ is a strong track, and a good choice to kick things off, but it was the songs, ‘Micky – S Bubbles’ and ‘Paint By Numbers’ the brought the quality of the band, ‘The Truth’ is there to pick you up, with a more up-tempo and direct approach, before what I suspect is an older tune, it just has that feel. ‘Broken’ rounds off a worthy EP.
I hope they land a good support or headline tour. I think they could do booth, I would like to see a double header between Twin Atlantic and Fear No Fish. Not totally up to date with the trails of the band, but they must feel very satisfied with this one, I do. 8/10