Fizzy Blood have released their first music in four years today, turning a new leaf with their rose-tinted, woozy brand new single Ka Palaho Beach. It anticipates their return to the stage later this month for Live At Leeds.
Speaking of the single, songwriter & guitarist Paul Howells explains, “Ka Palaho beach is our first new music in four years. The world has changed a lot since then and so have we. We felt it was important to release this now as, when we started writing it, it maybe felt once-removed from reality, but more and more the content of what it means seems to mirror what we experience day-to-day. It’s essentially a cautionary message about the cost of convenience and the cost of luxury. I won’t go into it further than that as I don’t want to diminish any other meaning that people might pull from it themselves, but to sum it up – it just felt like the right time”
Vocalist Benji Inkley adds, “One of the main themes here is change – us changing as people, the world changing, the music changing, a lot of things changing. We’ve had to do a lot of adjusting for live music, because quite simply it’s not something we’ve been able to do for the past two years. We wanted to come back with something a little bit different, and I feel like we’ve definitely done that. I’m really looking forward to just showing everybody what’s coming next, for everyone to see what we’ve done and how much we’ve changed… for the better”.
With roots in Leeds’ bustling music scene, Fizzy Blood have three EPs under their name to date – Pink Magic (2018), Summer Of Luv (2017) and Feast (2015). Across these releases their sound has consistently grown, and gathered plaudits from BBC Radio 1, Radio X, DIY, Wonderland, Clash, The Metro plus many more.
Fizzy Blood have toured all over the globe since their inception. Highlights to date include SXSW, Zandari, Reading & Leeds, The Great Escape, Boardmasters and Bestival festivals, support to Hockey Dad, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Spring King, plus a run of sell out UK headline shows.
Ka Palaho Beach is telling of Fizzy Blood’s growth over the past few years, marking noticeable transition in their musical direction. Drummer Jake Greenway comments, “It’s different now. We do it for a different reason. We’re not on tour three hundred-and whatever days a year anymore. This has been way more about crafting a sound, crafting music that we want to listen to. The focus has been way less on live and more about us just making the music we want to make”.