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Fish House – La Petite Mort [Review]

Fish House – La Petite Mort [Review]

“La Petite Mort” is taken from Boston-based trio Fish House’s debut EP, “Burns From the Rope”.

Self-described as a cruise ship jam band, Fish House have created a song with a pleading tone which tells the story of a complicated love triangle. The track has a melancholy feel to it, something which shouldn’t come as a surprise given that its title literally translates as “The Little Death”, but the song doesn’t feel whiny or conceited and instead gives off a sense of self-aware confidence which offsets any suggestion of complacency.

The song intentionally peters out in order to signify the realisation of a love that has been lost, providing the story that’s being told with a suitable yet sombre conclusion, and the track simply works from start to finish.

“La Petite Mort” is a measured and thoughtful effort from Fish House which has been shaped by two years of live performances, through which the trio have tweaked and perfected every song on their EP. There’s an assured sound to the track which makes listening to it all the more enjoyable for the listener, and the story it tells is one which most will be able to relate to.


Review by Ben Whittaker

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