A Biography:Written by the charming Mischa Pearlman on the 25th of February 2009:
Ask the four members of Blakfish how they got together and they’ll tell you that they met in juvenile detention center. Enquire as to how they got there and they’ll present you with a plethora of outrageous crimes. Ask them what the point of their music is and they’ll reply that there isn’t one. You see, they don’t really want you to ask questions about what they’re doing, they just want you to enjoy it. That’s why they made the album, so that’s why you should listen to it. Simple really.
Hailing from Birmingham, Blakfish – Thomas Rock, Richard Hollywood, Robert Fruit and Sammy Vile if you want their whimsical rock’n’roll names– have been moulding and shaping their sound for a good few years now, building things up slowly and surely and always having fun in the process. In 2008, they released their debut EP, See You In Another City, to widespread critical acclaim from underground and mainstream press alike, and played almost 200 shows . If you’ve been to any of their gigs, you’ll wonder how they can muster the energy and strength to play like that more than just once, let alone for more than half the year. But that’s what they did, impressing audience after audience with their visceral songs and ferocious stage presence, living day by day, hand by mouth, putting everything they could into their songs.