BAND: FICTION PLANE
LABEL: ROADRUNNER RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: 10-MAY-2010 (EUROPE) RATING 85 /100
GENRE: ALTERNATIVE ROCK, INDIE ROCK
PRODUCER: PAUL CORKETT AND FICTION PLANE
REVIEWER: GUILLAUME DRESEN
Fiction Plane is an English based rock trio founded by singer and bassplayer Joe Sumner, son of Police superstar Sting. You might know Fiction Plane from their hitsingle "Two Sisters" or maybe you saw them as the opening act for the Police world Tour in 2007. After touring the world for two and a half year it was time for a new record. They contacted producer Paul Corkett (o.a. Placebo, Bjork en Nick Cave) to do the job.
"Two Sparks" and "Revenge" are nice rocksongs with a punky attitude. These guys are not afraid to try something different as in "Tommy", a stoner song that reminds me of Soundgarden in some way.
"Russian LSD" is based on the 1966 Russian novel The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.
"Humanoid" was inspired by the short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber.
My favourite songs are "Zero" and "Denied", songs in the line of the former Fiction Plane songs which end with a great guitar-jam from Seton.
01. You Know You're Good (La La La Song)
02. Out of My Face
03. Push Me Around
06. Two Sparks
10. Russian LSD
12. Angel Eyes (deluxe edition bonus track)
13. Telephone Unknown (deluxe edition bonus track)
14. Sadr City Blues [Acoustic] (deluxe edition bonus track)
Joe Sumner (lead vocals, bass)
Seton Daunt (guitar)
Pete Wilhoit (drums)