Breaking the peace and quiet on a Sunday morning, all the way from Poland, are today’s BotD Spitfish… As a last minute addition to the feature, Spitfish will be featured on a forthcoming compilation album from German label Sonic Seducer. Great news!
We are from the Polish ‘city of ships’, Gdansk.
How did you meet?
The usual way – musicians’ classifieds. We didn’t know each other before. I had this vision for a band, with all its musical and visual aspects, so I was looking for people who would like to become a part of this concept and to take it further.
How long have you been playing as a band?
We have been playing together for about two years now, so the band is relatively new, but each and everyone of us has been a part of various music projects before. In the past, each of us has been a member of at least few rock-metal bands, but eventually we end up at the same place in 2016.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
The name Spitfish sounds good to us, it is short and it’s easy to remember I guess. The funny part is that the most people are wondering what it actually means. ‘Does the fish really spit?’ The truth is far more prosaic, and it’s and kinda inside joke. It doesn’t mean anything actually.
What are your influences?
Musically, our influences are very wide, we try not to hang onto just one genre, we are not dead serious. Obviously we are serious about making music, but we want to have fun at the same time. Musically rock and roll for us is only a canvas, starting point, because Spitfish has bit of everything inside stoner, punk, pop etc…if we decide that something fits, and we can make it up Spitfish way, than we do that. If it sounds good for us we let it stay whatever it is pop, or metal or anything. Personally we like to call it ‘rocknoir’ because we always try to add pinch of spooky thrill to Spitfish music.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
The thing is that we treat this band as a whole concept. Spitfish is a game, a dark whim full of odd and bizarre elements, that’s for sure .The band’s music follows rock legacy guiding lights, but the story leads you to the darker places. Absurd of an old horror movie turns into melodic rock songs here.
I’ve always wanted this band, to have this dark, romantic, but not completely serious character. We’re not going to explain all the concept. Let say that there is more, but we’re gonna keep it for ourselves… sweet mystery.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Yup, old cheesy horror stories.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
We are on the beginning of the road with Spitfish. We have played few promotional shows, after the album release. Now we are getting ready for the next few, that we are about to announce shortly. We are always open for any help from booking agencies, so if you want to bring Spitfish to your place, just contact us. We are ready to go!
We always try to make our shows atmospheric, and dynamic at the same time, to combine dark elements with rock’n’roll energy.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
Behemoth’s gigs are pretty wild, with all the props and pyros on the stage. Every Behemoth’s show in Gdansk is unique, maybe because they are from here.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
We use customised traditional rock instruments, such as Les Pauls and T-birds.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
We are trying to be consistent and do our job as Spitfish, the best we can. Currently we have plans to make promotional video but its going to take some time. We are independent band, we do all the promotional stuff on our own, so every help is very precious to us.
What are your plans for 2019?
To play as many gigs as possible, and to record next album.