There are at least three bands named Full Fathom Five.
1) A six-piece band from Brisbane, Australia, that performs a minimalist blend of rock, dub and electronica that has been described as "Chemical Brothers on valium". In addition to their own albums (07 Seven (2001), Sides (2003)), Full Fathom Five have recorded and performed with post-classical quintet Topology producing the critically acclaimed album Future Tense, and have been commissioned to remix many Australian artists such as Paul Kelly, David Bridie and Sunk Loto. Collaborations with local visual artists have produced award winning film clips, powerful stage performances and highly collectable street press and poster art. During Full Fathom Five's earlier years a lot of their supplied press photography was in the form of substituted photos featuring collections of five or more people, usually old Russian or eastern European photographs and much of their poster art was inspired by early propaganda or futurist imagery.
2) An Amsterdam-based quintet which in october 2007 released the CD 'BISON RAVI' on TryTone.
BISON RAVI is inspired by the works of the French writer and musician Boris Vian (1920-1959). Full Fathom Five pays homage to this provocative poet with a repertoire which combines elements of contemporary jazz, psychedelic folk and experimental rock music. Rather than going back to the 40’s and 50’s, Full Fathom Five aims to translate Vian’s spirit and his esthetic, his humour, lyricism, brutality and cross-grainedness into a contemporary sound.
Herman te Loo wrote in Jazzflits (dec 2007): "Maar uiteraard is Full Fathom Five vooral zichzelf: een sterk nieuw kwintet op de scherpsnede van geïmproviseerde muziek, rock, moderne kamermuziek en elektronica."
("… a strong new quintet on the cutting edge of improvised music, rock, modern chamber music and electronica.")
Sylvia de Hartog voice
Tobias Klein alto sax, bass clarinet, electronics
Raphael Vanoli guitar, effects
Mark Haanstra bass guitar, effects
Uli Genenger drums
3) A punk/power-pop band from Iowa that in the mid-to-late '80s released several albums and EPs.