Brighton punk rock quartet Fighting Fiction are returning with their brand new second album ‘The Long & Short Of It’ out 16th September on Xtra Mile Recordings.
Teaming up with producer Mark Williams (Oceansize, Million Dead, Yourcodenameis:milo, Biffy Clyro & Enter Shikari) once again – they’ve created an album full of honest storytelling, catchy melodies and driving guitar riffs, that proves they’re a young band with a knack for songwriting with something interesting to say.
Coinciding with the release is the single ‘Enabler’ – released on the same day as the album – and an impressive tour of the UK and Europe.
Full dates are:
20th – Grimsby @ The Matrix
21st – York @ Gibson's Rock Cafe
22nd – Aberdeen @ Cafe Drummond
23rd – Edinburgh @ Opium Bar
24th - Glasgow @ Broadcast
25th – Crewe @ Dagobar
26th – Carmarthen @ The Parrot
27th – Midsomer Norton @ The Wunderbar
28th – Betafest @ Palladium Club
29th – Plymouth @ Tiki Bar
30th – Camborne @ The New Clipper Bar
3rd – Canterbury @ Lady Luck Bar
4th - Belgium Venue TBC
5th - Lille @ Le Monk's Cafe
6th – Le Havre @ Mc David’s
7th – Paris @ Café de Paris - FR
8th – Nantes @ TBC - FR
9th – Turin @ Manhattan Pub - IT
10th – Milan @ Spazio Ligera - IT
11th – Castiglione delle Stiviere Mantua @ Arci Dallò - IT
12th - Millstatt @ Bergwerk - Austria
13th – Zdole @ Kostanjek 31 - Slovenia
14th - Vrbovec, Zagrebačka @ Akc Garaze - Croatia
15th - Budapest @ Venue TBC - Hungary
17th – Nuremberg @ MLTB Homebar- Germany
18th - Kladno @ Auto Da Fe – Czech Rep
19th – Leipzig @ Schuppen – Germany
20th – Poznan @ Pod Minogą - Poland
22nd – Heemskerk @ Cafe Lokaal - Netherlands
23rd – Utrecht @ ACU - Netherlands
31st Oct/Nov 3rd -Gainesville, Florida @ Fest 12
Ahead of this, Fighting Fiction are offering the title track of the album as a free download here:
Fighting Fiction have been earning their stripes working hard and touring relentlessly. Their earnest DIY approach is the backdrop to everything they do – whether booking their own tours or finding like-minded bands to go on the road with. It has seen them play alongside Frank Turner, This Town Needs Guns, The Riot Before, The Xcerts, Laura Marling, Gnarwolves, future of the left, Sharks, Crowns, Apologies’ I have None, Off With Their Heads, Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun and Crazy Arm; as well as festival appearances at The Lock Up Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival, The Isle of Man TT, The Isle of Wight, Crash Doubt, WTFest and 2000 Trees.
Their debut album was released February 2012 and was met with high praise from the press and fans alike. Kerrang! magazine said it’s a "striking and stirring debut from sussex-based punks" (4K's). While Big Cheese felt that Fighting Fiction are a "rock band that proves that the DIY rock scene is in safe hands" (4/5) with Rock Sound also praising their debut record saying it was “Layered with pop sensibilities and an undertone hinting at eclectic tastes, the self-titled full-length has a personal touch that is, above all, refreshing” (8/10).