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Cardiff’s Fishtake were formed in 1998, the name apparently having been chosen “from the ether”.

After numerous line up changes and reshuffles, the band settled on the line-up of: Jim Williams - Vocals/Guitar, Paul Copner - Guitar, Charles Curran - Bass, Will Rees - Drums.

In 2002 Fishtake recorded their debut EP, Private Foul and Surface Water, which was released on the band’s own 23:59 label.

About a year later the band went into the studio again to record their first full-length, Propeller, after which Paul Copner left and was replaced with Pete Leakey. The band decided to change their name to The Take (to avoid being called Fishcake, Fishtank and other ‘hilarious’ names that people billed them as) and the début album Propeller saw the light of day courtesy of Household Name Records in 2003.

After touring the record Will Rees left the band and, as a result of being temporarily drummer-less, The Take went through a bit of an inactive spell. Eventually Nathan Phillips joined on drums and the band started writing a whole bunch of new songs that were then recorded at the end of 2004 (eventually finished May 2005). Two songs from this session have since been released as a split 7” with Night and the City of Broken Promises on Détournement Records, the rest will make up Dolomite, the band’s second full-length, to be released on Bombed Out Records in 2006.

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  • chickrocksteady

    fishtake...? what the- anyway gene pool; i believe the term is tuuuuuuuuune

    24 Oct 2010 Reply