ello and welcome. This is my ongoing musical series that showcases old and new music and runs parallel to my show. This weeks band is one that I’ve reconnected with recently, thanks to Spotify.
What I love about Spotify is that you can listen to a load of music but when it’s all finished, it doesn’t stop playing. It selects similar bands and artists to what you’ve been listening to and continues playing, until you stop the music.
The reason I’m mentioning this is because this is exactly how I found todays band. Yes I knew them before but can’t figure out how. I love bands. I love artists. I love males. I love females and I love females in bands who ply their own instruments. Cue Grog and her band, Die So Fluid.
The band formed in London, in 2000 and released their first recording, Operation Hypocrite EP (2001) a year later. I didn’t know the band at the time, until they released their first album. In 2001, however, I joined my first band (Going Slowly Backwards), as a keyboardist/pianist. I was only a part of the band for 24 hours before I was kicked out, but I remained friends with the band and have continued to write music of my own ever since.
Spawn of Dysfunction (2004) is the debut album by Die So Fluid. The album was released while I was in college, a month before my 20th birthday. The first song I heard was album opener, ‘Bitterness by Discipline’ (2004), and from that point on, I fell in love with the song and the band. Also in August, I found out that one of my friends had left their previous band, as had I, so we decided to start a band of our own.
Their follow up album, Not Everybody Gets a Happy Ending (2008) was released four years later. Upon the albums release, the title track was my go to song. Although not releases as a single, whenever I felt down, ‘Not Everybody Gets a Happy Ending’ became one of many songs to make me feel ok. From 2008 until I formed my current project in 2010, I took time out of music for a number of reasons, mainly because I was going through a lot of bad things. I’m fine for the moment.
I’d started my current project, approximately around the same time as Die So Fluid released their third studio album, The World Is Too Big For One Lifetime (2010). I‘m a fan of Gothic literature and have an interest in demons, vampires, werewolves and zombies etc. So again, my go to song from this album, ‘How Vampires Kiss’, is an album track but not a single.
The release of their fourth album, The Opposites of Light (2014), was released after a four year break. This is currently the only album from their back catalogue that I don’t own. Saying that they have a new album on the way. Unfortunately there is no clear release date. Their website states the album was released in 2017 but will also be released in 2018.
Prior to the album being finished, drummer Al Fletcher died from double pneumonia in 2016, thus the album has yet to be released. One Bullet From Paradise (2017/2018), is said to have been released in August last year, however, due to the death of Fletcher and the fact only the singles are available, their fifth studio album has been rumoured to be released sometime next month. Here’s to hoping and waiting. Until then, check out the video below and tune in to The Rock & Metal Show tonight from 7-11pm to hear and old and new track from the band...