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Recording and stuff.

Back at Architekt to finish work on these new tracks. Drums, guitars and bass is all done. Matthew cut his vocals already, too. Just a few little harmonies left for me to do and then we’re on to mixing mode. Keep an eye out for “Nothing Stays Gold” which will be out soon. More details to follow.

Quick update from Rob.

To answer a few recent inquiries of what we’ve been up to recently…
We’ve been in pre-production mode, working with Mr. Clint Lowery on a few new songs which we should be recorded later this month. Studio dates are all but locked up. And you’ll definitely be getting a taste of some new DFH music in the very near future! -rob

New show announcement.

We’re excited to be a part of this bill. On January 30th, we’ll be at Architekt in Butler, NJ as we open for Eye Empire and Three Years Hollow. Also performing is our good friends in One Hundred Thousand. It’s an early show. All ages and the price is right. Tickets available through our DFH store.

Rob talks “Turning a Blind Eye” on antiMUSIC.

DFH guitarist, Rob Ferreira, gives a little insight on “Turning a Blind Eye” forthe latest edition of’s ‘Singled Out’.

Today Dead Fish Handshake guitarist Rob Ferreira tells us about the lead single, “Turning A Blind Eye” off their latest album, “The Sixes,” which was produced by Clint Lowery (Sevendust, Call Me No One). Here is the story:

After last year’s “Across State Lines”, it was time to start thinking about a new record and as we compiled a song-list of both new and existing songs, “Turning a Blind Eye” was one of those ideas that came together in the later days of writing and immediately became a band favorite. The end result is slightly different than the arrangement we went into the studio with. Credit to Mr. Clint Lowery (Sevendust, Call Me No One). Working with Clint was an incredibly rewarding experience. We’re a band that prides itself on not only finding the right balance of song and melody but doing it in different ways each time. That was the main focus of this new record. “Turning A Blind Eye” exemplifies that intent. With its infectious chorus, we thought it’d be a great first single to bridge lyrical substance and hook sensibility.

Lyrically, the song can be interpreted in a few different ways. It’s one of those fascinating things about music – it’s all relative to the listener and their life stories. Essentially, the song addresses that age-old topic of ‘ignorance is bliss’, what it means and how it’s experienced. The failure to seize that defining moment that’s presented in front of you as a result of unintentionally ‘turning a blind eye’ is an occurrence that we’ve all experienced at one time or another in our lives. They say that being none the wiser about our surroundings may sometimes be beneficial. But is it really? The passing of missed opportunities can sometimes make all the difference in our worlds. It could mean the difference between refinement or confinement. Arguably, what you don’t know can’t hurt you, right? But is that so or is it just an excuse to be less involved with important matters that shape our future? And does that shunning behavior contribute to our metaphorical nightmares or are we content turning a blind eye? It’s a topic that you can talk in great lengths about. Sometimes all you need is a 3 minute song to set the table for hours of contemplation.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!


Ladies and gentlemen, presenting THE SIXES – the new Dead Fish Handshake EP.

Our new record has arrived. Please pick it up and enjoy! We’re incredibly proud of our work on this record – from the opportunity to work with Clint Lowery and the amazing team at Architekt Music to everyone that helped make this record come true, we thank you. It’s finally a reality.

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The Sixes are tracked

So for just under a week, we were holed up in the wonderful studios at Architekt Music with none other than Clint Lowery of Sevendust tracking our second record, “The Sixes”. What an experience! We posted some video blogs on our Youtube page, which you can view by going to

We went into the studio with several tunes and came out with 5 of the best songs we’ve written:

“Turning A Blind Eye”
“The Blackest Skies”
“Leave The Light On”

These songs evolved and matured so much in just a few short days that I wish we were pumping out a whole full length album’s worth.

Up next is the mixing stage. We have an incredible team working with us and we can’t wait for you all to share in the listening experience.
Thanks for your patience and support.
In the meantime, this is what the album artwork looks like:

Dead Fish Handshake - The Sixes







See you soon.