LORDHERETIC: Hello once again, boys and girls, I’m here tonight with a very good friend of mine! Artist and Las Vegas resident KILLFI$H, someone who has been making big waves recently in the Vegas scene and on the Music Mondays radar for quite some time. How are we doing today Mr. Fish?
KILLFI$H: Hell ya! Im doing pretty good dude. Ive been just working on making music and doing promo for shows along with other stuff
LH: Glad to hear it! So we will get into the promo and shows and of course the music shortly. But to begin for those reading who may not know, who exactly is KILLFI$H?
KF: KILLFI$H is I xd. Honestly it's just a name I've been going by for a couple years, I used to be in punk bands and my gamertag was fish. It just made sense to incorporate my gamertag (which is what most ppl knew me as), into my name when I was thinking of "rap names" xd
LH: Ah I see, a sort of transition of monikers. So tell us about yourself a little, were you born in Las Vegas? What was growing up like?
KF: I was born in Vegas yes, however when I was 6 months old my mom moved me down to live in Costa Rica. There was a few times throughout the years were I would come up and visit Vegas (and even a short time when I did live here) but I wouldn't say I moved back here until 2021. Growing up was interesting, everyone has trouble spots and no one's childhood is perfect, there were definitely ups and downs. Growing up I was really into punk and metal so I used to play in a lot of bands and for the longest time that was the way I vented all my frustrations and troubles, honestly that hasn't changed much only difference is now I do it under KILLFI$H
LH: Quite the origin story! It’s always the most interesting backgrounds that lead to such a unique path taken music wise. It’s funny you mention playing on bands, that actually leads to what I wanted to ask you next. So I did know prior that you came from a punk background, so what caused the switch in focus?
KF: The reason I switched from being in bands to doing everything solo was because the band I was in right before quarantine broke up. I was hella devastated and crushed when it happened because we were just starting to get things going. Right afterwards the big lockdown hit so I was stuck inside with not much to do. It was at that time I started branching out and listening to new music and I found artists such as X, Peep, and sewerperson. From there I realized that punk had changed in my eyes, punk too me in that moment was no longer about distorted guitars and shitty baselines but instead it was about the emotion. Because my band broke up I was left with two choices In my eyes, I could wait til lockdown ended and start a new band and hope that one doesn't breakup or, I could start something new, something completely different from what I've done before. Mainly I chose the latter because I was sick of depending on people, honestly that's the same reason I produce myself aswell xd
LH: As someone who also played in bands growing up, you’re absolutely fucking correct. In my opinion, it’s worth the journey to get things done yourself, which your music career so far has shown. And honestly dude, setting me up so nicely for this next question thank you. You mentioned you are self produced, are there any tips for anyone looking to become a one stop shop artist? Anything that you particularly love or hate about doing it all yourself?
KF: There are so many little tips and tricks I've learned over the years but I think the main one Is to learn that it's ok to get frustrated. Sometimes the song your trying to make won't come out sounding the way you want it to and that's ok. Part of being a self dependent artist is understanding how to take your frustrations and recycle them into art. As frustrating as it can be sometimes I love being my own producer and audio engineer, the best part about it is I don't have to worry about someone else making me sound the way I want to sound. On the flip side though it's also a lot of pressure because all the onus is on you to make yourself sound good. Honestly I'll take that pressure though because no matter how frustrating it is, the freedom of defining your own sound is definitely worth it.