June 12, 2024

Big Fish returns with new single ‘Vad blir kvar’


Big Fish returns with new single 'Vad blir kvar'

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Out on June 17th is a brand new single from the Swedish industrial punks Big Fish, “Vad blir kvar”. The release comes after the comeback album “Kalla döda drömmar” from 2022.

This new single from the Uppsala based band “is about decay and loss but also about hope and continuity.” It’s based on the experiences lyricist and singer David Giese had to go through this past year when he had to quickly clear out his childhood home for his mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s. “Vad blir kvar” became the associated work song.

David comments: “It is certainly possible to occasionally sit down and try to write songs, but those songs rarely turn out as good as those that come to you by themselves. I was on my way to Uppsala one morning last winter for another work shift in the attic of the house when the song suddenly appeared, proximately by the Gnista roundabout. In order not to lose the lyrics, I had to pull over and write them down, all in one single flow. Later in the evening I met up with Tomas at the rehearsal space at the Ekeby factory, he found the melody and we recorded it straight away. The original demo is very similar to the final version and the percussion track that we improvised with PET bottles on an oil barrel was kept all the way to the finished mix.”

For their upcoming fifth album, they have recorded six new songs that deal with the eternal existential matters. The songs were mixed by Hans Olsson at the Svenska Grammofonstudion in Gothenburg and will be released as singles during the year and then end up on the forthcoming LP “Fyra liter stoft” (four litres of dust) which is expected to be released in the spring of 2025 on Progress Productions. The band still consists of the original members (since forming in 1988 in Uppsala, Sweden), namely Tomas Rudström on percussion and keyboards, Andreas Iverhed on bass, David Giese on vocals and guitarist Arvid Eriksson who lives in New Zealand but is involved in writing the songs and playing on the records. The band is complemented live by guitarist Erik Ullvin and Martin Sörbom on drums.

Saturday, June 29, Big fish performs at the outdoor venue Parksnäckan in Uppsala.

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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