Fable EP Release: ‘Parasite’
Release Date: 13 Oct ‘14
Label: 74 Music
‘Parasite’ is the debut EP from rising star Fable. Its three tracks – ‘Stranger In My Head’, ‘Fragile’ and ‘I Speak Words’ have a dark, compelling complexity and power that defy Fable’s young age – she’s just turned 19.
Lyrically Fable’s songs further intrigue, often immersing the listener in an alternative dystopian universe. All of them have a message about modern existence, human psychology, our relationship with the world and our actions and consequences. She merges storytelling with music with such deftness that there have been early mutterings likening her to the master of that art form, David Bowie.
The EP was produced by the multi million selling progressive trip hop collective Archive, with whom Fable is also writing and recording her debut album and with whom she has a real affinity creatively.
Fable’s only available track to date, ‘I Speak Words’ has been championed by blogs across the globe online, creating a real sense of anticipation about this young artist.
Already being hailed as “Lorde from the dark side” (Simon Price, Q Magazine, The Independent), the Brighton based Fable is a fierce new talent – forthright, opinionated, intelligent and far removed from the generic shiny pop songstresses that dominate the current music scene.
She seems set to challenge the current musical boundaries with her energetic and eerie style and a live show that promises no backing-tracks or gimmicks – just a raw, visceral and exciting experience.
Fable has also written tracks with Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll for his forthcoming album and has collaborated with Bloc Party’s Russell Lissack’s on his solo project.
With a voice reminiscent of PJ Harvey, the looks of a young Chrissy Hynde and an undeniable talent, Fable is pushing against the mainstream – and amen for that.
“Specialises in brooding cinematic electronica” – Guardian New Music
“Reminds us of a modern day Dolores O’Riordan of Cranberries fame” – Peugeot Emerging Talent
“She’s set for great things” – Gimme Indie
“Dark, atmospheric and swelling energy” – CMU Approved
“Her voice is absolutely sizzling on this record. This may be one of my favorite tracks of 2014. Keep your ears open. This girl is onto something” – Kick Kick Snare
“Stranger In My Head, co-written and produced by the aforementioned Archive, plays out like Beth Orton swapping her six string for synthesisers while exploring her darker, more dangerous impulses, resulting in a bit of lyrical masochism: “…stab me before I change”.” – Q Magazine