A video of "Way Out" concludes a great year for FICKLE. Late 2004, armed with a bag full of new songs, FICKLE reserve studio time with French engineer Christian Carvin to write and put down new tracks for their 2nd album. Originally planned to do down the same auto-production road, a chance encounter with Scottish Independent producer Peter Murray during a mastering session in Paris at La Source Mastering changes the bands destiny. After a listening to a couple of songs Rom and Ben find themselves in the local pub (Bradys) with Murray, talking punk-rock, state of the record industry, whisky... Murray, renowned for discovering original French acts (Les Negresses Vertes, Elmer Food Beat, Zebda, Silmarils, Dolly) is hooked, and one month later after a gig in the south of France, he signs FICKLE to his independent Murrayfield Music label. A few memorable recording sessions later, the new album ID is completed and the band can feel pretty chuffed with themselves after 5 years of hard slogging ! Murrayfield goes on to conclude a deal with Exclaim, Canadian independent to handle promo & marketing with distribution through Warner Music. Asked why he signed FICKLE, Peter Murray replied: "Fickle's unique style of new punkrock is refreshing, and whilst half this album is in English they have overcome a major obstacle by adapting the French language to what is very much an American musical genre today.
This achievement in itself will certainly help the band get immediate airplay in France. They come from a region in the south of France which can easily be described as France's very own California. Ez the singer is a formidable bodyboarder, and the band members are all fanatical about the present punk-rock scene coming out of the US west coast. Fickle are awesome live, very much "in your face", and I foresee them taking their music around the world pretty soon".
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