Strange Fiction, an ‘alternative’ rock band based in London/Barcelona, formed in early 2014. Carlos (vocals), Sergi (guitar), Marc (bass) and Joel (drums) released their debut album ‘Orange’, in June 2015 to hugely positive reviews. An inspired body of work, ‘Orange’ presents a compelling blend of influences and reference points from Incubus to Red Hot Chili Peppers, Carlos Palacio to Bruno Mars.
2015 saw Strange Fiction touring hard across the UK and Spain, doing more than twenty-five dates in both countries. March 2016 sees a new single, Icarus’ Last Night’ sounds fare, if given electronic tweaks pretty throughout a polished production. Sad then for all concerned alternative rock was never produced by old school Walt Disney, live show is said to make up from the over-gloss of for blatant radio friendly, kitchen sink sad-saga, only excuse everyone was under the influence, 7-8 pints worth.
For that negativity, ‘Icarus’ Last Night’ does partly work, know a few Janes Addiction, Placebo and Chilli fans that may not agree, but the song-writing is sound, there is heart and musicianship, just not enough, swamped by over-production. 6.7/10