With one last weekend of sunshine on the way, what better way to spend it than by basking in Cold Fins’ glorious 60s guitar-pop.
Taking cues from The La’s and mid-80s Cure to The Drums and Whitney, the South London trio’s eponymous four-song EP is an extra special thing brimful of Byrdsian jangle, intricately crafted arrangements and bittersweet pop hooks.
How would you describe Cold Fins to a stranger?
“Cold Fins are a three-piece jangly guitar pop band.”
Who are the biggest influences on your sound and why?
Paris (vocals/guitar): “I tend to write songs about people in my life and the relationships I have with them. I also think The Feelies, Orange Juice and Bob Dylan have had a big influence on our sound.”
What was the best gig you’ve played so far?
“We played a gig in April for Hard of Hearing music at The Victoria in Dalston with Tugboat Captain, Max Bloom and CUP which was good fun.”
You’re based in South London – what’s your local music scene like?
“It’s pretty good, there are a couple of jazz nights around where we live, and a few other venues like The Five Bells putting on guitar bands. There is always something on.”
Who are the THREE other new artists we should listen to right now and why?
“Public Body, Stal Kingsley and Fatberg. All great bands.”
And finally, what does the rest of 2019 hold for Cold Fins?
“We are in the process of recording a new EP which we will be releasing over the next couple of months. Hopefully making a few videos and playing a few shows too.”