There’s not much information available for this song, the first track we’ve heard from Naas’s The P Affection since their debut album arrived at the beginning of the year. But that is in keeping with the band to date. The last news update on their website (in March) was blatantly honest, particularly when explaining why you might not have heard of the band before: “I personally really enjoyed the modest scale of the album’s launch and distribution. I have always agreed with James Joyce when he said ‘The artist remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails’. I have always wanted to have the music in the public eye rather than the musicians. I love playing live and performing my art on a stage but I think that’s because I love the art I’m making rather than the public attention.”

The only information we have about ‘Gone Fishin’? Per the P Affection’s Soundcloud: “The first single from the upcoming album to be released early 2012. More details to follow.” So not a band for words, what’s the song like? A simple little guitar riff juxtaposes some of the lyrics, like when Padraig McCauley sings: “I never could see the appeal of this ordeal.” It’s difficult to believe him because the music will simply leave you with a smile on your face and a weight lifted off your shoulders. I mean, there’s plenty of fish left in the sea anyway, even if it is really cold.


The P Affection – ‘Gone Fishin’