Genre-bending guitarist, singer, and songwriter Samantha Fish will release Kill Or Be Kind on Friday 30th August 2019 via Rounder Records. A two-song single from the album featuring “Watch It Die” and “Love Letters” was released on Friday 3rd May.
“Watch It Die” reveals Fish’s prodigious gifts as a commanding vocalist and her sublime guitar technique, while the smouldering “Love Letters”, is a fiery lament about love gone wrong that slowly builds to a searing bridge and solo.
Fish’s incendiary live performances have been mesmerizing audiences all over the globe. Now, with Kill Or Be Kind, Fish is poised for a major breakthrough. The edgy roots music album was recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis and produced by three-time Grammy winner Scott Billington and mixed by two-time Grammy winner Steve Reynolds. Boasting 11 original songs ranging from the electric cigar box stomp of “Bulletproof” to the sweet Memphis R&B of “Trying Not To Fall in Love With You,” the album is sure to establish Fish as a potent force in roots music.
The Kansas City-born-and-bred musician flirts with tradition but pushes genre boundaries to create a sound that’s distinctly her own: “She Don’t Live Here Anymore,” co-written by Parker Millsap, features a Memphis soul underpinning with a sustained vibrato guitar sound that edges toward country. “Love Your Lies” persuasively straddles punk, rockabilly, and soul; while “You Got It Bad (Better Than You Ever Had)” is a classic blues rocker, thick with layered guitars and a cigar box solo. She shows off her range with the sweetly wistful “Dream Girl” and the cathartic, blues-saturated “Farewell My Fair Weather.”
SAMANTHA FISH – MAY 2019 UK TOUR
SPECIAL GUEST: CURSE OF LONO
|Sage 2, Gateshead||Tuesday 7 May|
|The Stables, Milton Keynes||Wednesday 8 May|
|Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh||Thursday 9 May SOLD OUT|
|Oran Mor, Glasgow||Friday 10 May SOLD OUT|
|O2 Academy 2, Birmingham||Saturday 11 May|
|Thekla, Bristol||Sunday 12 May SOLD OUT|
|Junction, Cambridge||Monday 13 May|
|Band on the Wall, Manchester||Tuesday 14 May SOLD OUT|
|The Garage, London||Thursday 16 May|
|The Haunt, Brighton||Friday 17 May|
|O2 Academy 2, Oxford||Saturday 18 May|
|The Brook, Southampton||Sunday 19 May|