I’ve never shot a band this big. By which I mean I’ve never shot a band with this many people in it. I’ve also rarely shot gigs this good-natured.

Typically the kind of shows I shot are intense, energetic, cathartic, aggressive occasionally violent and all sorts of other powerful words. Which isn’t to say that they aren’t fun, but they don’t bring the sort of warmth that Fat Suit bring to the stage. Collective is an often misused word in these early stages of the 21st century, but Fat Suit do genuinely seem like a collective of like-minded musicians who just love to play without a message or an agenda. Regardless as to what the Telegraph might have you believe.

Also they have their own string quartet. If that isn’t legitimately bad ass than I don’t know what is.

This has taken forever. But it’s been well worth the wait.

I hung about with Swallows in the studio pointing my camera at them when they recorded this track and it’s great to finally see it released. “Hangman” is a storming track, which I think, finally shows just how good the bands song-writing chops are, and proves that they’re not just about throwing shapes on stage.

That said, they do throw some formidable shapes.

I’m a fully fledged convert to the cult of Bad Luck. But an incredibly recent one. For reasons I can’t pin point now they totally passed me by. But that just goes to show that I’m not as on the ball with finding all the underground bands that my friends say that I am (admittedly they might condense that thought down to “you’re a hipster” but still…).

This new single released on Valentines day (I’m sure there’s a good single valentines day joke to be made here but I can’t think what it is) is sweet. The two tracks veer between the upbeat and the introspective while maintaining a strong sense of identity. That’s a strong initial impression, and a promising one, for any band to leave.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before but technical metal has long been a genre largely composed of copy cats. New ideas are eschewed in favour of playing faster, or in a more difficult timing. It can be exciting for the instrumental nerd and it can be boring for the casual listener. Koralis are definitely still looking for their unique selling point, but the potential for them to stand out from their peers is pretty obvious.