Fiction 2013 Headline UK Dates Announced

Fiction 2013 Headline UK Dates Announced

With their long awaited debut album out on Moshi Moshi on March 4th, Fiction have added a run of regional tour dates to their NME Awards headline show on February 25th. 

In the weird, hyper-speed blog-world of the 21st century musical underground Fiction's '80's inflected, thoughtful, outsider indie has served to set them apart from a revolving door of faddish trends and fly by night 'scenes'. 

Taking a template determined by debut single Curiosity, the London based quintet of James Howard, Mike Barrett, Nick Barrett, Dave Miller and Jacob Smedegaard saw their rich mash of poly-rhythms and spidery guitar lines pay dividends when second single Big Things was picked up and playlisted by 6music and chosen for an advert by Ford. 

With recording for their album underway, Fiction's multi-instrumentalists honed their live performance with a number of high profile support slots - Warpaint, Metronomy and Everything Everything - and dropped a new 

track Careful in the summer - regarded to be "Unquestionably one of the singles of the year so far" by The Sunday Times.

Now, the distillation of eighteen months work, The Big Other produced by Ash Workman and James Ford, is set for release by Moshi Moshi on March 4th. Relaxed and more comfortable in itself, with a more restrained exploration of melody and harmony than you'd have guessed from their earlier singles, The Big Other showcases how far Fiction have come in their musical development. 

Forthcoming single Museum - premiered by The Guardian "finesses the band's influences into a more engaging whole" - works as a fitting introduction. Lead track Parting Gesture is - according to the band - "one long sonic ramp and always felt like an introduction to something" whilst the slinking, low-slung and almost groovy bassline of 'Vertigo in Bed' proves yet another highlight. Album closer The Apple is a homage to Alan Turing, who was 

persecuted for his homosexuality; it proves a poignant finale to this ambitious and stunningly developed intricate album.


Feb 25, London, Electrowerkz

Mar 15, Portsmouth, The Registry 

Mar 16, Bournemouth, Sixty Million Postcards 

Mar 17, Guildford, Boileroom 

Mar 18, Cambridge, The Portland Arms 

Mar 19, Brighton, Green Door Store 

Mar 20, Bristol, Louisiana 

Mar 21, Birmingham, Rainbow 250

Mar 22, Leeds, Cockpit

Mar 23, Manchester, The Soup Kitchen 

Mar 25, Newcastle, Think Tank @ Holts Yard

Mar 26, Glasgow, Broadcast

Mar 27, Liverpool, Shipping Forecast

Mar 28, Sheffield, Bungalows & Bears

Mar 29, Nottingham, Spanky Van Dykes

Mar 30, Reading, Oakford Social Club

Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 11