Planet Fatale are thrilled to announce the release of their first single Talking To Myself today. The track is accompanied by an official music video, which can be viewed here
Talking To Myself is the first single taken from their forthcoming album The Cycle Repeats, due out on 17th September 2021 and it is the prefect introduction to the band’s sound. The single is a riff driven rock track, Planet Fatale’s personal re-interpretation of the best NWOBHM influences blended with hints of stoner rock and held together by Hels fierce vocals.
Lead singer Hels comments: “We are so excited to release this track – it has an absolutely killer riff and strong lyrical theme, it’s gonna be a lot of fun to play live! The song is about battling with your inner critic; that inner voice that likes to put you down. We had a great time shooting the video for this one! There are two versions of me, a stand off in the desert and a quest, with a nice little surprise at the end too, but I don’t want to give too much away before you’ve seen it! Marianne Harris has perfectly captured the vibe we were after visually!”
The forthcoming record was produced by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Wildhearts, Raging Speedhorn), and is the product of two years of solid writing. Sitting on the darker and heavier side of the rock spectrum, Planet Fatale’s soundscape is exciting and unique; taking inspiration from all corners of rock, including: alternative metal, stoner rock and blues, The Cycle Repeats is a collection of 10 tracks fueled by heavy riffs, rhythmic grooves, dramatic solos, all led by the fierce vocals of lead singer Hels.
The five-piece, Planet Fatale, was founded in Cambridge in early 2019, with members from previous rock/metal outfits Powderhead (Hels – Vocals, Miller – Bass, Ollie – Drums), Unit 9 (Simon – Guitar) and Salamander (Chris – Guitar). Starting out under the moniker ‘Powderhead’, in their first year they released two singles, Shotgun Riders (April 2019) and Smash My Face (November 2019); alongside a live EP, Live Powder (November 2019).
To celebrate the new album release, the band will embark on a headline UK tour, the first since the pandemic started in 2020. Planet Fatale are self-confessed gig addicts and thrive on the live stage, feeding off the audience interaction. In 2021 Planet Fatale promise to deliver a show full of intense, raw energy and a relentless performance. UK dates below.
The band comments: “We are absolutely bursting to get back out on the road, so expect us to be hitting the stage with all we’ve got on this tour, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride! After two singles and a live EP, this album is our biggest and heaviest release to date, perfectly captured by producer Russ Russell, and it rocks! We just can’t wait to release it and show the world what we’ve got! Each track has its own personality, we’ve got some proper moshers in there, which we’re really gonna heavy up live, along with some killer riffs just oozing with groove and the more bluesy numbers. It’s been a journey and we look forward to sharing it with our fans in our favourite place on earth – the live stage! Welcome to the Planet!!”
UK Tour Dates
Fri 24th September – Club 85, Hitchin
Fri 1st October – The Giffard Arms, Wolverhampton
Fri 15th October – Percy’s Cafe and Bar, Whitchurch
Sat 16th October – The Vinyl Tap, Preston
Sun 17th October – Real Time Live, Chesterfield
Thu 21st October – Trillians, Newcastle
Sat 23rd October – Storey’s Field Centre, Cambridge *non-headline date
Fri 29th October – Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville *non-headline date
Sat 6th November – The Arches, Coventry (Unite Against Hate Festival) *non-headline date
Sat 20th November – The Smokehouse, Ipswich