Fast rising musical collective FIZZ release their highly anticipated debut album The Secret To Life via Decca Records. FIZZ was born when longtime friends and musicians dodie, Orla Gartland, Greta Isaac and Martin Luke Brown came together to make music together as a band for the first time.
Locking themselves away at Middle Farm Studios with sonic wizard Pete Miles, engineer Soren Bryce and drummer Mat Swales, they ripped up their personal musical rule books to embrace creative freedom, maximalist music making and most importantly, fun.
What emerged after a whirlwind two weeks together was their technicolour, psychedelic and wholly unpredictable debut album The Secret To Life: 12 tracks that exist somewhere in the space between reality and make believe, featuring the singles ‘High In Brighton’, ‘Hell of a Ride’, ‘Close One’ and ‘As Good As It Gets’. On their quest to discover The Secret To Life, the band traverse the bombastic, the silly and the heartfelt, rounding everything out with a five minute, five part, theatrical no holds barred curtain closer.
The band say: “This record encapsulates life in our twenties; it’s chaotic, unpredictable, messy – but it can also be beautiful with the right people by your side. We’re so happy this body of work is out in its entirety and we encourage you to turn it up LOUD. Making this record was truly a life changing experience for us and we hope the joy we felt making it can be felt by everyone who listens.”
FIZZ have also shared a number of live performance videos recorded at Middle Farm studios, where the album came to life. Watch the newly released video for title track ‘The Secret To Life below’, and the beautifully intimate ‘Close One’ now.
The Secret To Life tracklist
A New Phase Awaits You 🙂
The Secret To Life
High In Brighton
I Just Died
Hell Of A Ride
As Good As It Gets
You, Me, Lonely
The Grand Finale
In celebration of the release of The Secret To Life, FIZZ will be embarking on a run of intimate instore shows, starting this evening in HMV Edinburgh and taking them through to London’s Rough Trade next month. The band will be hitting the road for their official debut full band headline tour in February 2024, with nine shows on the run including London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Full list of dates below, final tickets available now.
FIZZ UK tour dates
Friday 27th October – HMV, Edinburgh
Saturday 28th October – HMV, Newcastle
Saturday 28th October – Jumbo Records, Leeds
Sunday 29th October – Rough Trade, Nottingham
Monday 30th October – HMV, Bristol
Tuesday 31st – Vinilo, Southampton
Wednesday 1st November – Resident, Brighton
Thursday 2nd November – Banquet @ St John’s Church, London
Sunday 12th November – Rough Trade East, London
Sunday 18th February – Vicar Street, Dublin
Tuesday 20th February – Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow
Wednesday 21st February – Project House, Leeds
Friday 23rd February – Tramshed, Cardiff
Sunday 25th February – O2 Ritz, Manchester
Tuesday 27th February – SWX, Bristol
Wednesday 28th February – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Thursday 29th February – Brighton, CHALK
Friday 1st March – O2 Institute, Birmingham