white noise, Run DMC, Sergie Rachmaninoff
Danny Murphy - drums, SPUD, Mike Willmett - bass, synth, Eric Robinson - vocals and rhythm guitar, James Laubscher - lead guitar
Soulwax, Midnight Jugganauts, Modest Mouse
There are a few things that every great band shares. Seemingly simple things like honesty, commitment to their craft, and a genuine desire to do their own thing. Great bands are like gangs – brought together by a bond between the players that keeps them going through all that life dishes up, both good and bad. And it is precisely these elements that have driven the rise and rise of Brisbane’s MY FICTION. Through a string of EPs, countless shows, and the release of their debut album in 2011 FIREROMANCEFIRE, the band’s commitment to keeping the faith and, in many ways, just keeping on playing and creating has found them rise to the best creative form of their lives as they edge ever closer to the release of album number two. It’s been a hell of a ride since the band first came together a few years ago in the back room of a suburban Brisbane dairy, turned rehearsal studio. There they have crafted a sound all of their own. As Rolling Stone put it: “My Fiction's music brings to mind less the sun-drenched suburbs of Brisbane and more the cold streets of London. Galloping drums, Morrisey-tinged vocals and Eighties synths butt up against grungey guitars and muscular delivery.” And while the new songs haven’t found the band surging off in a new direction – the forthcoming record will feature a collection of songs that find their strength in directness, honesty and a palpable sense of confidence. Little wonder given what the band has achieved since the release of FIREROMANCEFIRE. Led by the Triple J rotation single ‘Every June’ the record saw the band head out on a run of shows that confirmed their reputation as a must-see band. FIREROMANCEFIRE not only put MY FICTION on the Australian map – but also had impressive success in the US with the album charting in the CMJ top 200 for a number of weeks. Their profile there was also given a major lift towards the end of 2012 with prominent track placements in a run of US televisions shows including global hit Gossip Girl, MTv’s Awkward and a run of placements in Fox Sports. For the band though, the past year has been about getting back to basics – writing great songs and playing great shows. Reunited with producer and collaborator Magoo (who worked with the band on their debut album) the band are riding on a high and producing the most exciting music of their career. Perhaps most importantly though, they’re having fun.