Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

Rain on your Wedding Day, A Free Ride When You've Already Paid


band members

Sam Stephenson, Josh Leong, Paul Hanna


Influences

Barry White (Early Stuff), Craig McLachlan & Check 1-2, Anything with Ja Rule in it


Website

Bio

In 2009, FisherKing exploded onto the Indie music scene when they released their self-titled EP. Hot on the heels of that success FisherKing won Triple J’s Unearthed imprinting their signature sound on a new generation of fans.

Taking to the road, FisherKing spent the next year touring, writing and recording. It was over this time that their first album would take form. The following year ‘Circles’ was released. ‘Circles’ was a diverse showcase of indie rock, heart-breaking ballads and a uniquely coastal sound.

In 2014, as band members started families and lead singer, Sam Stephenson, was moving to Nashville to share his music, FisherKing decided it was time to play one ‘Final Show’ at the Brass Monkey - a venue that they called “home”. It was a better send off than they could have ever asked for.

Now, six years years after that ‘Final Show’ and ten years since the release of their album ‘Circles’, FisherKing felt it was time for another ‘final show’ - a reunion, if you will. With all the members rarely landing in the same city for a short amount of time, it felt like it was the right thing to do. And, they were right.

If the ‘Reunion Show’ highlighted anything, it was that FisherKing still had a lot to give. From that show came a renewed vision to write, record and share their music regardless of geographic restraints. In a time of lockdowns, zoom calls and home studios, FisherKing is gearing up to release new music for the first time in 10 years. Stay 'tuned'. [music pun to finish] *end scene*

Review

Smellin Roses

FisherKing

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

18 Feb 2009

Triple J
40

Cruisy, but really confident stuff. Each of their songs paints a strong picture of an act with loads of potential.

Cruisy, but really confident stuff. Each of their songs paints a strong picture of an act with loads of potential.

Review

Smellin Roses

FisherKing

Reviewed by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

16 Mar 2009

Triple J
40

these guys are a solid Sydney roots band - they play smooth, rootsy indie that paints a picture of beaches, surf, and zero worries. i expect to see them trailing the never-ending roots festival circuit in the coming year

these guys are a solid Sydney roots band - they play smooth, rootsy indie that paints a picture of beaches, surf, and zero worries. i expect to see them trailing the never-ending roots festival circuit in the coming year