Rumble Fish is the London, England, based indie-rock quartet comprising Izaak (Guitar / Vocals), Natan (Lead Guitar), Isfand (Bass) and Arthur (Drums).
Working in a crowded genre it is always difficult to carve a discernible difference to other new bands starting out and while Rumble Fish don’t seek to move far from the anticipated they do have a sound which piques interest.
Beginning to generate a live presence they have also released a five track EP Nothing As It Seems which they have used, appropriately, to showcase the breadth of their songwriting. Be they hammering out rock driven numbers of ballad tenderness Rumble Fish demonstrate a deft capability, whilst always lurking in the background is a retro feel to the songs, giving them an unanticipated warmth.
The release of the EP can’t do anything but help them gain a wider audience along with more frequent opportunities to play live.
By way of an introduction the closer on Nothing As It Seems – Alibis.
Somebody (available on bandcamp) has an infectious undercurrent of growling pulsating rock to which Dream Wife add flowing textures of finally handled guitar that gives the track freedom of expression, allowing the vocal to draw the ideas together. Delivering a song in which the listener finds a pumping tempo to keep them on the dance-floor if so minded or equally remain seated and focus on the intoxicating melodies.
The trio of Alice, Bella and Rakel in the guise of Dream Wife is a band I look forward to hearing much more of in short order.