LATE NIGHT FICTION – POLAR
Released 16th July 2012 (Grey Man Records)
Words: Tom Willmott
Despite having been in existence for three years, Late Night Fiction sound like a pleasant breath of fresh air. The Hull quartet’s only minute claim to fame was getting some air time from Zane Lowe after their city was documented as part of a Radio One event. But upon hearing this five track EP, they deserve much better.
Judging from the opening track “Black Watch”, it is easy to detect their influence from experimental post-hardcore acts such as Thrice and Circa Survive, and by the time you get to the sublime “Exits (Persued By A Bear)”, it’s clear they are leagues above many of the new acts arriving on the scene. And that statement is reserved after that mammoth sized closer “Relax Please”, containing seven minutes of capturing what can be so powerful about this particular genre.
It is baffling whenever you see undeserving acts make a breakthrough, and in this climate it could be worrying how long Late Night Fiction will be able to get noticed. Therefore, it would be only beneficial if just some brief exposure was thrown their way, because this truly is a band your ears deserve attention to.