It’s pretty exciting that finally in 2014 we’re able to get our ears around Shy Glow, the debut album from Sydney duo Fishing. It’s been a couple of years in the making, but trust me on this one, it’s been well worth the wait. Having seen the group play once in Geelong, back in 2010 supporting The John Steel Singers at the Nash, I was immediately entranced with the luscious electro beats that were being thrown down. From the very first moment of this debut record, heavily produced samples and beats are at the front of the mix of each song.
Although to some people it may seem a bit overdone, the more you listen to the record and delve into the hypnotic beats of each track, you will eventually become hooked if you weren’t on the first listen. If you haven’t heard of Fishing just yet and you love Bonobo, Jamie XX or James Blake, you should check these local lads out. It’s smooth easy-going electronica that could easily serve as the perfect come down record. The album as a whole is a silky smooth and impressive debut; highlight tracks include ‘Swimmer’, ‘Pacific Ocean’ and ‘Racer’.
No doubt Fishing will be touring on the back of this record and their music is the perfect compliment to a night out. Check them out when they’re in your neck of the woods and be sure to pick up Shy Glow today.
Out now via Create Control Pty Ltd
Written by Tex Miller