-Interview- Snowfish (11/25/20)

Snowfish talks about their style of Rock, upcoming plans and much more.


From: Australia
Sounds like: Rock

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Snowfish" and is there any meaning behind it?

Sol has been playing drums for practically his entire life, Kalan took guitar lessons from a young age and used this base to become a multi-instrumentalist, learning drums with some help from Sol and also picking up the bass properly specifically to join Snowfish when he became old enough. I (Jordan) took piano lessons from a young age and eventually picked up guitar and singing in high-school after truly discovering rock music and what it meant.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

We want to be a band that helps people and gives them something to relate to. A lot of the themes in our music and lyrics display a disenchantment with modern society so we hope that this rebellious spirit can be a light to anyone feeling a similar way.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

Although we are bad at putting it into words I would describe it as bold, edgy, and emotional.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

The Lemon Twigs, Remo Drive, and Mom Jeans.

5. How has Covid affected what you do as a band?

It has basically restricted our ability to play live as much as we would like to. Being a young up-and-coming band with a small following means we should be playing a huge amount of shows in a year to get our name out there and with the current restrictions on live music, this is unfortunately just not possible. However it has given us time to write and record plenty of new material that otherwise might not have come out, which is the silver-lining.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Rock?

I think modern rock is in a great place with streaming platforms, plenty of rock bands are finding their audience through streaming and we are always striving to do the same.

7. What’s the current music scene like there in Australia?

We are lucky to be from Newcastle in Australia which is a great city for music and there are plenty of current bands around that support each other, the venues and local music fans are all great.

8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services payout to artists?

In short, there's room for improvement. However, we aren't here to complain as we didn't get into this to make money!

9. What’s next for Snowfish?

We are recording two new singles in very early January. They will be released one at a time in February and April, we hope to follow this with more singles throughout the year and hopefully an LP in 2022.

10. Any shoutouts?

Yes! Checkout these awesome bands from our hometown: Cooks & Bakers, Dead Beat Dad Bod, Slapjack, Lucid Lane.