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TOXIC FISH – ‘It’s Just A Ride’ EP Review

TOXIC FISH – It’s Just A Ride

Toxic FishHailing from Weymouth, Dorset, U.K., Toxic Fish have just released their four-track EP, It’s Just A Ride. The band mine that rich seam between reggae, ska and punk and they do it oh so well!

The four tracks open with What Are You Fighting For?  A fast ska guitar and drum beat accompanies a melodic vocal that leads to a rocking chorus replete with group backing vocals (and then back to the ska verse).

On the second song, Half Empty begins with a raw punk guitar riff and the DIY vibe is prominent in a refreshing way as the punk mingles with reggae to produce a unique and accessible sound. There are hints of No Doubt mixed with the UK Subs and that makes a fine marriage!

You Gotta Go pounds into view with an excellent riff and some terrific drumming with a gritty punk lead vocal. This one will have you stomping around your bedroom with a huge smile on your face. The bass licks and guitar solo just add the icing to the top of this tasty meal…loved it!

Closing with Stop Me Breathing, Toxic Fish channel Minor Threat and Culture Shock with a punkier song with some great bass guitar and melodic yet forceful vocals. Super conclusion to four great tracks!

Check out It’s Just A Ride by Toxic Fish here: https://soundcloud.com/toxicfishmusic

 

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