Fighting Fiction earning their stripes with DIY tours
Brighton punk rock quartet Fighting Fiction are supporting their brand new second album The Long & Short Of It with a tour which includes two Westcountry dates later this month.
The band teamed up with producer Mark Williams (Oceansize, Million Dead, Yourcodenameis:milo, Biffy Clyro & Enter Shikari) once again, creating 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.
The album on Xtra Mile Recordings was released on Monday, coinciding with the single Enabler.
Fighting Fiction have been earn-ing 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.
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It has seen them play alongside Frank Turner, This Town Needs Guns, The Riot Before, The Xcerts, Laura Marling, Gnarwolves, and Crazy Arm; as well as festival appearances at Reading and Leeds Festival, The Isle of Man TT, and 2000 Trees.
Catch them at Beta Fest in Bideford on September 28 and at the Tiki Bar, Plymouth, the following night.
Baby comes first as Caro postpones Plymouth date
Caro Emerald announced this week that she expecting her first child and is postponing her UK tour next spring. The 32-year-old Dutch singer released her second album The Shocking Miss Emerald in May, entering the charts at number one. Tickets for Caro's gig at Plymouth Pavilions in March will be valid for the revised date – October 14, 2014.
A fan becomes the man
A childhood obsession with Michael Jackson has turned into a classy tribute show for performer Ben. Even his seventh birthday had a Michael Jackson theme. Ben's stage show, Jackson Live in Concert, offers a visual and vocal recreation of the magic of the King of Pop with a great backing band. Catch the Jackson magic at the Barnfield Theatre, Exeter, next Thursday.