Release Date: Mar 5, 2013
Record label: Moshi Moshi Records
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
If a real School Of Rock existed, Fiction would most likely be shown the rod for careless use of cliché. “Bull in a china shop”? Must try harder. Still, the debut album from the London five-piece is impressive enough. They’ve been around for a while, touring with Warpaint, supporting Everything Everything and honing a coherent sound.
There was plenty of buzz a few years ago about London five-piece Fiction. Some well-received singles, support slots with the likes of Everything Everything and Warpaint, and then they were chosen to soundtrack a Ford advertisement. Big Things, as that particular song was entitled, would surely follow. Yet it’s taken three years for Fiction’s debut album to see the light of day.
New music worth hearing from this articulate and intelligent London outfit. Lou Thomas 2013 The Big Other’s final song is dedicated to pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing. Amongst his many achievements, Turing was a code-breaker at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, and can justifiably be deemed a hero. Tragically, he was prosecuted for his homosexuality in 1952 and chose chemical castration as an alternative to prison.
Fiction have been busy spinning us a long, sparse narrative. In the fast-moving music world where it’s normal code to wait - ooh - about five minutes for a debut, this South West London band have kept us in suspense. In 2010 we got the Nintendo-64 flavoured demo ‘Big Things’, and our ears pricked up. And then, no magical sequel came.