Album Review: Future Static bring the noise with sophomore EP Fatalist

Formed in 2016, post-hardcore kids Future Static have been working hard to solidify their place on the Melbourne scene. Fatalist is the second EP from the band, which consists of singer Bri Marsh, guitarists Ryan Qualizza and Jack Smith, bassist Kira Neil and drummer Jackson Trudel.

Of the EP, Marsh said:

“It’s a bleak look at dark times that we hope encourages people to start conversation. The whole record is heavier than anything we’ve written before. Want, our previous EP, reflected on the breakdown of relationships and the cost of letting go. Fatalist is the breakdown of the relationship with yourself, arguably the most important relationship in life. It’s about the pain that comes from living in your own head.”

Due out later this week, it’s a stellar release from the five piece, showcasing powerful vocals and an epic, polished sound.

Recent releases “Choke” and “Dead End” (the latter a past AU Review Track of the Day) make up a healthy chunk of the six strong EP. Opening with the instrumental “Growth”, the singles (both excellent) are front and centre, followed by the outstanding “Never Miss”, a track that you can practically feel the mosh pit opening up to. It’s vicious, fast-paced, and designed to be screamed. Next up is “Adaptive Manipulator”, a one-minute burst of sound and fury that honestly feels a little unneeded. The whole thing is rounded out by title track “Fatalist”, a real showcase of frontwoman Marsh’s vocal talents.

Fatalist is a fury-filled home run for Future Static. We can only imagine the chaos that will unfold when we finally get to hear these tracks live.


Future Static’s Fatalist is out Friday 4th April. For more info, head to the band’s Facebook page.