Photography by JP Bonino

Grace Busby
Grace Busby

Have lived in Cornwall for 4 years now and am low-key scared of the sea, but also couldn’t imagine not being able to sit and look at it. My first taste of proper live music was at Boardmasters in 2017, where I got greedy and decided I wanted the rest of my life to have beach vibes but also be full of music, art and culture. 

FIZZ may be the new group on the block, however you’re probably already familiar with members dodie, Orla Gartland, Greta Isaac and Martin Luke Brown

Collectively, these artists have created some absolutely gut-wrenching indie tracks, with Orla Gartland’s ‘Why Am I Like This’ acting as the backdrop to that Google search scene in Heartstopper series one.

FIZZ have told fans to get ready for the release of their debut album ‘The Secret To Life‘, which is out on 15th December via Decca Records. We’ve been offered a slice of what to expect with their debut single High In Brighton and its accompanying music video, which involves the FIZZ members sprouting tentacles and bird talons.

The first thing I will say about High In Brighton is I have genuinely no idea what the genre is. The single has been described as psychedelic, high-energy pop. When I listened to it for the first time, all I could hear was a number from a musical, and I imagined the band moving chairs and wheeling set pieces off stage. However, what I have realised since is that at its heart FIZZ have created a single, and I’m sure a whole album, centred around fun.

We’ve all imagined starting a band with our mates – my fantasy mainly involves me holding something non-committal like a triangle. But in these fantasies, you and your mates are messing around, making music that feels good and having fun. When you and your mates are already extremely talented and established artists in your own rights, this is called a supergroup, and it usually slaps (think boygenius).

When FIZZ formed, they decided to throw away everything they individually knew about how to make music, and focused on producing an album based on fun and genuine enjoyment of music itself. High In Brighton features absolutely soaring harmonies and is endlessly hopeful and euphoric; the theme is escapism and wanting a break from your life.

The single gallops instrumentally, whisking you away with the band on a journey, or a theme-park ride, or the caramel-apple induced trip shown in their new music video. It’s fast-paced and intense, yet light-hearted and welcoming, and you should definitely try and catch more music like this on FIZZ’s first ever UK and Ireland tour (tickets on sale now).

Watch/Listen to ‘High In Brighton’ here:

Catch FIZZ at the following:

Barn On The Farm Festival, Gloucester – Sunday 2nd July

Latitude Festival, Suffolk – Friday 21st July

Vicar Street, Dublin – Wednesday 27th September

O2 Institute, Birmingham – Friday 29th September

CHALK, Brighton – Saturday 30th September

SWX, Bristol – Monday 2nd October

Tramshed, Cardiff – Tuesday 3rd October

O2 Ritz, Manchester – Thursday 5th October

Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow – Friday 6th October

Project House, Leeds – Saturday 7th October

Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – Monday 9th October