In 2009, Samantha Fish launched her recording career and became an instant sensation. A rising star in the contemporary blues world, this powerful guitarist and performer quickly broke boundaries and established a reputation as a singer-guitarist-songwriter. Steadily building her career over the past decade, Samantha Fish is back with her first release via Rounder Records. Entitled Kill Or Be Kind, the genre-bending album will be released on the 30th of August.
Hot on the heels of her UK & European tour, which recently kicked off in Newcastle, Fish has released two new singles from the album, ‘Watch It Die’, and ‘Love Letters’, which can be viewed below:
‘Watch It Die’ is a groove-laden, smoky blues number that speaks to the influence of living in New Orleans on Fish’s style, while ‘Love Letters’ is a soulful track that really highlights her vocal prowess and song-writing talents. You can download the new singles here.
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Fish’s incendiary live performances have been mesmerizing audiences all over the globe. Now, with Kill Or Be Kind, Fish is poised for a major breakthrough. The edgy roots music album was recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis and produced by three-time Grammy winner Scott Billington and mixed by two-time Grammy winner Steve Reynolds. Boasting 11 original songs ranging from the electric cigar box stomp of “Bulletproof” to the sweet Memphis R&B of “Trying Not To Fall in Love With You,” the album is sure to establish Fish as a potent force in roots music.
The Kansas City-born-and-bred musician flirts with tradition but pushes genre boundaries to create a sound that’s distinctly her own: “She Don’t Live Here Anymore,” co-written by Parker Millsap, features a Memphis soul underpinning with a sustained vibrato guitar sound that edges toward country. “Love Your Lies” persuasively straddles punk, rockabilly, and soul; while “You Got It Bad (Better Than You Ever Had)” is a classic blues rocker, thick with layered guitars and a cigar box solo. She shows off her range with the sweetly wistful “Dream Girl” and the cathartic, blues-saturated “Farewell My Fair Weather.”
On May 6, Samantha kicked off her tour of UK and Europe with a live performance and interview on BBC Radio 2’s highly-rated and influential The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews. If you missed it, you can now listen to it on demand via BBC iPlayer via this link – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00050yt
Samantha’s Edinburgh, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow show s are sold out. For all UK tour dates please see below.
MAY 2019 UK TOUR
SPECIAL GUEST: CURSE OF LONO
|Sage 2, Gateshead||Tuesday 7 May|
|The Stables, Milton Keynes||Wednesday 8 May|
|Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh||Thursday 9 May SOLD OUT|
|Oran Mor, Glasgow||Friday 10 May SOLD OUT|
|O2 Academy 2, Birmingham||Saturday 11 May|
|Thekla, Bristol||Sunday 12 May SOLD OUT|
|Junction, Cambridge||Monday 13 May|
|Band on the Wall, Manchester||Tuesday 14 May SOLD OUT|
|The Garage, London||Thursday 16 May|
|The Haunt, Brighton||Friday 17 May|
|O2 Academy 2, Oxford||Saturday 18 May|
|The Brook, Southampton||Sunday 19 May|