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Planet Hunter - Single Review: Impostor

27 Feb 2023 // A review by Liam Davis
The Wellington quartet of Planet Hunter is offering a bouncy and addictive look into the new worlds they have discovered in the bridging of old and new rock. Their new single Impostor is exceedingly guitar-driven and backed up with a powerful set of vocals. The band leans into the worlds of hard rock of days come and gone, especially with this seasoned rock-centric vocal performance, which is reminiscent of iconic rock heroes like Chris Cornell and Kurt Cobain.

I also looked back at the band's last release, 2022’s Moscovium, and through this I was able to see the similarities in sound and performance to the new track.

Impostor on its own is too short to showcase the band’s collective prowess; especially to new listeners - my hope is that whatever this track is ramping up to, or what the band's plans are this year pay off with the new attention they receive with this release.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Impostor; it made me interested and aware of the band’s style, influence, and musicianship; despite the length, I am proud to say that I am definitely a fan, and cannot wait for what this talented bunch has to throw at us this year.

Watch the video for Impostor here

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )

About Planet Hunter

Planet Hunter came together in early 2017. After a year and a half of creating their own unique form of riff-fuelled rock, the band finally named themselves on the auspicious date of April 19. On the very same day, the Planet Hunter Satellite was launched into outer space.

It seemed appropriate; the satellite will search for new alien worlds throughout the cosmos, and the band will do the same.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Planet Hunter


Year: 2022
Type: Album
Planet Hunter
Year: 2019
Type: EP

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