I may be slightly biased, but any Synth Pop artist taking inspiration from the likes of Editors, New Order, Depeche Mode and the Chemical Brothers are never going to make soundscapes which fall flat.
“Electric Bay” by up and coming electronica duo Fiction was yet another prime example of how through darkwave synthpop melancholia and vibrancy can be channelled simultaneously to create a compelling, energetic tonality which doesn’t resonate as in-your-face euphoria.
Instead, Electric Bay is an invitation to the jaded to find catharsis within the morosely energetic melodies which lead up to choruses that even misomaniacs would want to lose themselves in.
There’s the perfect amount of lyrical depth behind the single, they sit neatly in the mix the synth lines never become overshadowed, there’s also plenty of room for the guitar work to carve out compelling edges in the style of Interpol.
You can check out Fiction’s single Electric Bay for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast