Fiende Fatale share sombre ‘Strange Little Game’

Single Review
8.7

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Fiende Fetale return with their second single to date – ‘Strange Little Games’. The post punk boys infused with anthemic indie rock are a four piece hailing from Finchley are a self described pair of messed up, insecure, only-child addicts in recovery playing a dangerous game with music.

The track is a sweet release from the typical brash natured artillery of your average Fiende Fetale track. It’s interesting to see a predominately punk band create a track with simplistic lyrical structure and a big chorus. The single pays homage to some of my favourite bands of the 90s. Smashing Pumpkins, The Cranberries, Red Hot Chilli Peppers. It’s a everlasting combination of a finer and sombre side which leads into a more traditional, raw and heavier last grasp at their preferred genre.

Drums are a heavy feature of this track. From the beginning we’re introduced to two beats which play a role in creating an insight into what the tracks real intentions are – a lot like the point of the track itself. ‘Strange Little Games’ is what the band described…

that look across a room that tells you’re in trouble and there’s nothing you can do about it; the part of you that sends that text you never wanted to send, so you spend the whole day checking your phone every few minutes for the reply. It’s a snarling ballad, dedicated to all the two-second glancers and their ten-minute sagas. The shallower the crater, the easier it is to jump on out and into the next.

Having only been playing together since January, Fiende Fetale have the unrefined nature of a band that are finding their feet and ready to take on bigger stages. I’m incredibly excited to see what they have to offer in 2019.

Good

  • Reminiscent of 90s post punk
  • Big chorus accompanied by roaring guitars
  • Vocals straight from the pit of the gut

Bad

  • The break could've come sooner and had really exposed the raw nature of their sound

Summary

Fiende Fetale return with a empathic 90s smashing pumpkins, red-hot infused tale of love, sex and life with their stonking new track 'Strange Little Game'.
8.7

ICM Rating