Do you ever watch a video and think, “Am I stoned?” This video for Fishing’s “Choy Lin” is more convincing than most. It’s mostly this cut-out, layered effect that gets me. Like, it tricks my brain into thinking it’s some kind of 3D magic until I’m paralyzed in front of the computer with a furrowed brow, poking at the computer screen and letting out short, primitive grunts. I’m not mad though, it’s a beautiful video.
Fishing are from that deep green inland sea just 38 nautical miles west of Sydney, known as The Blue Mountains. You can hear it in their music too. Deep, beat driven ocean-scapes that sweep you far away while keeping your feet firmly tapping something catchy.
“Choy Lin” is Fishing’s newest single taken from a 7” vinyl due for release in October. Which will be followed by the B-side “White Sheet Beach.” For now this is only the appetiser, the main course will be coming early next year in the form of an album.