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I write songs visually, like I paint,’ says singer songwriter and artist Ria Parfitt. ‘Everything’s an image.’

The main driving force behind Ria Plays – alongside bass player Justin Seeger and drummer Jonah Webb – certainly writes aquirky tune. From ‘lobster telephones’ to ‘vultures picking at naked bones’, the visual artist paints a picture with her ‘songs for the strange’ and the band’s new EP – entitled Jar of Fishes– takes us to a world of estranged and damaged people, reflections on lost love and the bizarre nighttime antics of wildlife… all delivered with a backdrop of angular and raw alternative rock.

The band released their first offering in 2018 – the single Postcard– and quickly followed up with two other tracks,VolcanoandGood Luck With Love. TheJar of Fishes EP, released in May 2019, takes the journey a stage further with a heavier, more focused sound