In spite of being together for just over a year and having released only three songs thus far, Canadian newcomers Mediaslaves already made it on the Fat Wreck Chords AIDS Bike Ride Charity playlist with the song “Fleeks and Geeks”. They have also been featured in independent magazines and radio across Canada, Scotland, England, India and the United States. On January 29, the band are set to release their debut EP Fear and Loathing in Outer Space.
Fear and Loathing in Outer Space is a collection of their three previous recordings plus the new, currently unreleased title track. The album is a heavy and catchy sonic mix of skate-punk and metal with nostalgic grunge-overtones. Lyrically, the album covers a variety of topics ranging from social commentary to personal experiences including toxic relationships and bad psychedelic trips. In 2020, V13 called the band's latest track "Anxiety" "a song that is a perfect representation of the swing of moods and emotions that are typical of the times in which we live."