Interview: Fish and Scale

Fish and Scale is an intriguing new artist on the scene, creating music from a vast multitude of different styles and genres. His EP Wonderland is a perfect example of this, changing rapidly between tracks. If you liked what you heard when you checked out our review, make sure you read through this short interview in full!

By Jane Howkins

How has the reception to Wonderful been so far, and where can the record be purchased?

Wonderful! And you can purchase the record in my shop (soon): www.fishandscale…m/shop

Do you plan to release any singles from the EP in the near future?

Yes, I released Stay! as a single.

Are there any plans to release a full length album anytime soon?

I like the EP format, as I have the feeling that I can do more releases in less time.

Why did you decide to produce music under the name Fish And Scale, instead of as a solo artist? Where does the moniker come from?

Roland Wälzlein sounds a little bit bulky to me and Fish And Scale is a hidden hint to my zodiac signs (Pisces and my ascendant is Libra).

The EP starts out folky, but goes through a number of genres. What/who would you say you are most influenced by as an artist? What have you been listening to recently?

A great influence on me is still Bob Dylan, and I listen to all kinds of folk music.

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

For me, music is a doorway to a mystical world in me, it can lead me to a place full of miracles. I try to go there more and more, and music helps me on this journey – sometimes I bring a song from there.

Do you have any tour dates lined up for the UK?

I would love to tour in the UK. But I don’t have a booking agency there. Maybe you can help me out.

Any last words for the fans?

Thank you very much!