Fiende Fatale are here to be positive role models for weirdos, freaks and misfits. The music scene in recent years has grown insipid with complacency and mediocrity; the raw honesty and individuality so vital to creating good music have been eroded by a culture weighed down by fearful self-suppression, all in the name of trendiness and fitting in, being and sounding like everyone else.
All around us we see somnambulism, people sleepwalking through life, buried in distractions, self-medicating, hiding from the beauty and glory and madness all around them. Our music is about grabbing people by the shoulders and shouting, ‘Wake up! You’re alive! This is really happening!’
Consider us an antidote to nihilistic club nights and hollow soulless DJ sets, and to the previous century’s terrible, destructive creed of ‘live fast, die young’: a beam of hope to shine on all those forgotten Fridays, mind-shattering Saturdays and Sundays spent staring into the abyss, thinking, ‘There must be more than this.’
People who have heard us have likened our sound to Joy Division, Iggy Pop, Sex Pistols, Gang of Four, The Clash, Talking Heads, The Waterboys; as for bands nowadays, we admire what the likes of Shame, Avalanche Party and LIFE are doing.