Confidence might be the only thing stopping Brisbane’s Kingfisha from releasing more tracks.
“We need to try and get some more tunes into the set and we’ve got some that are just bubbling away, but they’re not quite to the point where we can play them live confidently,” bassist Shannon Green says.
Joining them on their upcoming ‘Digging For Fire’ tour will be fellow Brisbane outfit Dubmarine.
“We’re really looking forward to hanging out with the Dubmarine crew so we’re doing Melbourne and Brissie. Really excited to work with them because it’s a good combination I think.”
Their funky dub-reggae sound has already found its way onto Triple J rotation this past summer.
“That was really exciting for us and really good news on that front, and it’ll be really interesting this time around just to see if we get more numbers to the show and just see what kind of vibe we have out there.”
The six-piece band recently played WOMAD festival in Adelaide and Green had nothing but good things to say about the experience.
“It’s been one of the greatest experiences of my life; just the way they look after the artists down here is amazing. You get money to spend each day, you’re staying at The Hilton and we get driven around. It’s great to have the Aussie acts on and I think we’re fitting in really well and there’s usually a reggae act on like Jimmy Cliff, so it’s just good to represent the Aussie side of it.”
Green admits that as much as they love the touring scene, he’s excited to get back in the studio.
“It'll be good to just have some decent rehearsal time for that and just work on some new tunes. It'll be good to have another album essentially sometime next year. I think the last half of this year will be a good time for that.”
The upcoming goals for Kingfisha is something Green is really excited about.
“Everyone just seems to be looking to Europe and America too much. I mean for obvious reasons, they’re pretty massive markets and they’re always the benchmark, but I’d like to travel to Asia to play. All I got to do is hassle my manager to get us there.”
Kingfisha with Dubmarine play The Hi-Fi Friday March 22.