Band of the Day

2013.06.13

Fishlights

Bioluminescent dream pop to soundtrack subaquatic adventures
Even when the light is off, no one is sure if the ladder will lead it out or if it'll be a free fall.
lyrics from Origami

Fishlights is the studio project of Fernando Heftye, Mexican producer and synth player in indie pop band The Plastics Revolution.

His music explores the undefined territory between pop and experimentation known as “dream-pop”: introspective melodies submerged in reverb waves, 80’s synths rescued from the Atlantis, and currents of aquatic guitars that guide everything towards a multicolor coral reef.

The name Fishlights refers to a group of imaginary fish that accidentally swallowed different-colored light bulbs and were destined to glow underwater and swim together forever. This idea originated from Fernando’s obsession with sea life and long nights spent watching BBC’s ‘Blue Planet’ and Wes Anderson’s ‘The Life Aquatic’.

Fishlights' debut EP was recorded in Leeds, England between 2011 and 2012, mostly in Fernando’s bedroom. Although he wrote and produced all of the songs and played most of the instruments himself, some of his musican friends from university also perform throughout the album.

‘Fishlights EP’ was launched digitally on February 2013 as the third release by Mexican indie label Dos Pelícanos.