Here are the facts: Fiction Writer’s debut single ‘No Rumour’ is a fuzz-drenched, sass-filled stomper of a dance-rock tune. Squished guitars, sizzling hats and belting drums mince through a propulsive racket falling somewhere between Queens of the Stone Age and Royal Blood, as the lead singer’s distinctive voice yelps of hurts and emotion.
The lead singer is Sydney-based vocalist/guitarist and songwriter Gideon Bensen who released a debut EP of experimental ‘80s influenced new-wave pop under his own name in late 2015. He then departed from The Preatures in March 2016 and has been stealthily working on a brand new guise. Bensen has now drawn a stark line between both his previous band and self with his new band: Fiction Writer.
No Rumour was Produced alongside Dave Hammer (Washington/Thundamentals) and mixed by Chris Collins (Middle Kids/Gang of Youths) and is Track 1 of a forthcoming EP.
The striking video – which premiered on CLASH (UK) – was choreographed by Richard House, dancer and choreographer for The Australian Ballet and shot and directed by cinematographer, Tim Glastonbury. “Having ballet as a visual to Gideon’s sound emphasises the drama in the track in a unpredictable way, pairing ballet and “No Rumour” has created something unique”, says Richard. The nourish tale depicts an uneasy parallel between dancers, with each facet of their relationship a masquerade of ulterior motives.
‘No Rumour’ is OUT NOW on Puncture Records with Fiction Writer’s live debut announcing soon.