Buoyed by music discoveries such as Joe Meek's home-recorded 50s pop and Daniel Johnston's cassette tapes, housemates, James Finlay, Theresa Wrigley and Angi Fletcher formed Fists in the spare bedroom of their home (Nottingham, England) in 2006. Some primitive early 4-track recordings and oft ramshackle live shows followed which saw the the band expanding to a 5 piece with the addition of Joe Wrigley and Peter Conway in 2007. The new additions were a galvanising force that soon saw the band expanding it's sound into a soupy amalgam of all kinds of DIY music spanning the past 50 years. From the skiffle punk of 6 5 Special, the country twangy indie pop of Cockatoo and the Stereolab/Velvets drone of 'Skit'.
Ex-Skull Tanker (and current Cuban Crimewave + Cult of Dom Keller) drummer/bassist David Biggs replaced Joe on bass in 2009. FISTS released their latest 7" Ascending b/w Stag through Hello Thor on February 21st 2011. Download exclusive new song 'Big Wave' by FISTS for FREE here: http://on.fb.me/jStKSG.Make Fists Playlist