Fighting Fiction release their debut EP A Lesser Of Two Evils on November 16th through Dead Planet Records, a collection of songs written in anger and sung with passion.
Described as a powerful collision of indie rock guitar riffs, reggae tinged punk and socially aware lyrics the EP will doubtless draw comparisons with London Calling era Clash with the lyrical wordplay and vocal delivery of Billy Bragg.
Borne of a mutual passion for live music and energetic performance, Fighting Fiction formed in late 2007 in Bristol when the four lads met at University. Drummer, Rob Ballingall explains why the group clicked. ‘Going to gigs together when we were getting to know each other just got us talking about what we enjoy about music… a massive part of it is crowd participation, we love hand-claps and sing-a-longs, call and response… It’s just a rush to get the audience involved’.
The band have completed a 30+ date tour across the UK this summer, supporting the likes of This Town Needs Guns, Laura Marling, The Automatic and securing slots at both the Isle of Wight and Isle of Man TT festivals.
The debut EP ‘A Lesser Of Two Evils’ is released on the 16th November 2009, available on iTunes and Limited Edition CD.
Fighting Fiction can be seen at the following venues:
29th London Kings Cross Cross Kings £5
31st Cheltenham The Walk the line festival £9.50/£14.50 November
09th Plymouth The skiving Scholar £5
11th Glastonbury The Riflemans Arms Free
14th Gloucester Wired Showcase Guildhall £6.50
16th Bath Weir Lounge Free Entry EP launch Party
18th London Shoreditch Bar Music Hall Free
27th Swansea Milkwoodjam £4
Sonic Boom Six will be opening the Main Stage at this year’s Reading Festival.
The band are also performing at this weekend’s Camden Rocks festival alongside a whole host of acts at four Camden venues (The Underworld, The Barfly, The Monarch and Prince Of Wales) including Carl Barat, Pete Doherty, Ginger, Nine Black Alps and Subkicks.
The Camden Rocks Festival will be raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Sonic Boom Six have just completed a successful City Of Thieves album tour when they were joined on stage last Sunday by Itch from The King Blues. Their genre-fusing music covers punk rock, pop, hip hop and reggae.
Listen to the new Sonic Boom Six single, The Concrete We’re Trapped Within, due to be released on 6th July and see if it reminds you of The Rezillos.
Sonic Boom Six – Saturday June 6th – Underworld – 3pm (for 30 minutes)