Stone Cold Fiction

Genre: Fuzzy

Hometown: London, UK

Band'sBio

Formed in 2015, Brighton via Bristol based Stone Cold Fiction have toured the UK and performed at notable festivals including Isle Of Wight, BBC 6 Music Festival and Dot to Dot. They have also played support slots for IDLES, Demob Happy and Cleopatrick. In 2018, the band worked with producer Marc Jones (Band Of Skulls, The Heavy) on a string of singles. The release of ‘Two Step’ and ‘Closet Psycho’ saw the band headline multiple tours of the UK, as well as Conges Annules Festival in Luxembourg. The last of the three singles ‘Drip’ was released in January 2019, closely followed by more shows, including a sold out performance in Amsterdam. After recording and releasing the three singles, Matt, Alex and Stephen were ready to push their experimentation to new limits. The context of an LP allowed them new terrain on which to do this. Experimentation with ambience, groove, structure and time-signatures were to lay the foundation for their debut album. ‘Strange Times’ absolutely embodies the Psych-Rock experimentation and DIY approach that has come to define the band through its formative years. It began as a collection of musical sketches conceived by the band following their previous efforts and showcases various departures from their typical sound. Produced by Reuben Tyghe and working again with engineer Marc Jones, the songs were recorded live with minimal overdubs and additions to the mix. At its most progressive the LP presents 10 minute soundscape ‘Landscape’ and Darkly-Ambient 7 minute ‘Avoiding In A Way’; and at its most concise, provides the forward-moving groove of ‘CCTV’ which premiered on BBC Introducing in the West and was quickly made BBC Radio Bristol’s track of the week. More Fuzz labeled the album “a really addictive album, 8 tracks combining modern alternative and neo-psychedelic approach to blues licks and heavy atmosphere.”    

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