Blakfish was a mathcore band, also described as 'death pop' by the NME, The band from Birmingham, England formed in the year 2000 after meeting and becoming friends at school, contrary to their frequent fabricated claims that they all met in juvenile prison.
The band was perhaps best known for its live shows and relentless touring schedule, which led to it being labeled by many as one of the hardest-working bands in the country. In 2007 Blakfish became the full-time job of the members, and in 2008 they went on to play over 200 shows in over 10 countries topping that in 2009 with another 200 shows in 16 countries. They played shows with, amongst others, Hell Is For Heroes (on their farewell tour) and Tubelord.
In 2010 they achieved a support slot on the Biffy Clyro European tour, which ultimately lead to the demise of the band, which they announced on their Myspace blog. The band split up in 2010.
Their BSM offering - See You In Another City - is close to what you may find when you've blended all your favourite ingredients, and indeed guilty pleasures, into one very large concoction. Its schizophrenic nature and pop sensibilities intertwine with each other throughout the record. The pummeling drums, catchy vocal hooks and barrage of time signature-chopping guitars feel somewhat strangely comforting, with an energy to match US titans such as The Blood Brothers, The Fall of Troy and Converge. You should check it out!
Blakfish - Champions
BSM 082 · Aug 2009
Blakfish - See You In Another City
BSM 061 · Jul 2008