Snowfish (Rock) - Australia

Snowfish are an Australian rock band from Newcastle, New South Wales, formed in 2019. The band consists of brothers Jordan, Solomon, and Kalan Rodrigues. After playing and writing songs together for a few years frontman, Jordan, and drummer, Solomon, finally asked their youngest brother, Kalan, to join them on bass. Together they have created a buzz in the Newcastle music scene with their tight live performances at iconic venues such as The Cambridge. 2020 has seen the brothers record their energetic debut single Ghost, released on September 7th. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jack Nigro at the renowned Grove studios in the Central Coast, Ghost presents a bright and punchy debut for the band that shows off the individual talents of each member.

The track was an instant success receiving tens of thousands of streams across multiple streaming platforms and radio airplay all around the country. On Triple J Unearthed 'Ghost' remained at #1 on the rock chart for two weeks, #1 on the punk chart for 3 weeks, as well as peaking at #7 on the overall chart. 'Ghost' even found surprise success on SoundCloud reaching #9 on the Top 50: Alternative Rock chart and #1 on the New & Hot: Alternative Rock chart.

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"Chemicals" Single Review
The track doesn't waste any time in getting right into its high octane sound. The pacing is upbeat as the melodic vocals bring to mind a New Order like delivery during the chorus. The chorus ups the ante with its melodies and depth. The bridge dips down before building and eventually erupting with its chorus to help close things out. The track overall has shades of New Wave and showcases a different style than their previous singles.

Snowfish conjures up another ultra catchy Rock single that hits all the grooves.

"Middle Name" Single Review
The track kicks off with some fuzzy guitar riggs before erupting with a nice Alternative Rock sound. The melodic vocals set the first verse off as the instrumentation once again takes hold to drive the track along to the high octane chorus. The second verse is more complete and features more vocals than the first verse. The bridge features swirling guitars along with a buildup that erupt with the chorus and solid instrumentation to wrap things up.

Snowfish knock it out of the park with their newest single.

"Ghost" Single Review
The track begins with some goold ol' rockin' instrumentation for the first thirty seconds before the vocals kick in. The track then veers into a more Alternative Rock style as it glides effortlessly with its confidence and melodies. The Rock radio appeal is off the charts as it hits all the right notes with its dynamic riffs and incredible vocals. The bridge takes some twists and turns with some stellar guitar work and moody vocals. The chorus is extremely catchy and upbeat and hooks in the listener with ease. The straight instrumentation closes out the last forty seconds of the track.

Snowfish hit all the right notes with their "Ghost" single.

-Interview- (11/25/20)
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.