Steve Mason and OneDa share new track "Moss Side Fish Fry"
2nd November 2023
Steve Mason has teamed up with rising Manchester star, OneDa to release "Moss Side Fish Fry", a radical re-working of "Brixton Fish Fry", a track taken from his much-acclaimed album Brothers & Sisters, which came out on Double Six in March of this year.
Talking about the track, which has been totally overhauled and given a musical re-boot with OneDa providing a completely new lyric & vocal, Steve said:
"This is special. I have completely re-worked Brixton Fish Fry and was lucky enough to get Manchester’s OneDa to contribute some epic and deep verses to the finished version, now called Moss Side Fish Fry. Currently blowing up all over the place OneDa is a special talent and I’m privileged to have her on this new version."
"I approached this track as I would do a spoken word piece, using my verses in a poetic form, deconstructing the meaning I took from Steve’s lyrics in the chorus. I'm really excited to have an opportunity to share this side of what I do. The lyrics I write are of confusion and feeling lost in a world that 'chews you up and spits you out’, not being quite sure where you or anyone else fits in and continuing the journey being fully aware of this. The video complements the words, it’s a straight up, animated performance walking through the streets of Manny."
The track is accompanied by a video directed by Charlie Barclay Harris featuring One Da shot around her native Manchester and Steve, who appears from a field far, far away.
Having played a run of headline shows in Spring of this year, including a sold-out Electric Ballroom in London, and announced a short tour in December, Steve has shared details of further U.K. dates as part of the annual Independent Venue Week in early 2024. The list of forthcoming dates is as follows:
03.11.23 – CHALK – BRIGHTON (Mutations Festival)
30.11.23 – The Factory Live – WORTHING
01.12.23 – Papillon – SOUTHAMPTON
02.12.23 – The Booking Hall – DOVER
03.1.23 – MASH – CAMBRIDGE
07.12.23 – The Rockin’ Chair – WREXHAM
08.12.23 – Brewery Arts Centre – KENDAL
09.12.23 – Church – DUNDEE
10.12.23 – Riverside – NEWCASTLE
13.12.23 – Thekla – BRISTOL
14.12.23 – Newhampton Arts Centre – WOLVERHAMPTON
15.12.23 – Norwich Arts Centre – NORWICH
16.12.24 – The Horn – ST ALBANS
29.01.24 – The Horn – ST ALBANS
30.01.24 – The Crescent Community Venue – YORK
01.02.24 – Saint Luke’s – GLASGOW (Celtic Connections Festival)
02.02.24 – The Citadel Theatre – ST HELENS
03.02.24 – The Polar Bear – HULL
04.02.24 – The Black Prince - NORTHAMPTON