Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album The Big Other, London based Fiction announce a new EP on November 03 via Vaguely Pagan/Tip Top Recordings. The In Real Life EP – named after the web-chat acronym IRL – forms a compelling bridge between their debut and their forthcoming second LP which is due for release in 2015.
The first single is Loneley Planet a intriguing introduction to the new release. The video for the single, which was premiered by Noisey, was made using Google Earth to create a fantasy urban landscape.
WATCH ‘LONELY PLANET’ VIDEO BELOW:
Fiction play an EP Launch show at Total Refreshment Centre in London on Friday 21 November 2014
Fiction formed in South West London in the late-2000’s by brothers Mike and Nick Barrett and friend James Howard. Their early chaotic, yet thoughtful excursions into post-punk were later refined by the addition of David Miller on bass and Danish drummer Jacob Smedegaard.
The band’s debut album, The Big Other – its name borrowed from French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan – layered intricate melodies around themes of nostalgia and introspection, showcasing an expansive range of ideas and sounds.
The last 18 months have seen the five-piece evolve a more candid approach to their songwriting. Co-singers Mike and James weave a narrative that balances contemporary concerns such as hyper-connectivity and cultural stasis with a human vulnerability and desire for tenderness. Sonically the band have continued their exploration of alternative 80’s soundscapes whilst adding unexpected textures that also reveal a love of psych, prog and early rave.
LISTEN TO ‘LONELY PLANET’ BELOW: