Yup, Fiction Faction have given us permission to post this free remix which they’ve completed in the last forty-eight of hours of 17SEC26, the ‘Apparitions’ single. Stream it here and download it below.
The Last Battle join Kid Canaveral for their SXSW fund-raiser, this Saturday night, February 26 at the Wee Red Bar at Edinburgh College of Art. Support also comes from Blue Sky Archives.
In addition, The Last Battle will play The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore on March 19 and MUSA, Aberdeen on March 20.
Fiction Faction have a couple of gigs lined up for March in Glasgow. They join the bill at the 13th Note on the 2nd March with The Heebie Jeebies, Bwani Junction, and Johnny Reb. Additionally, they are supporting Scanners at the Captain’s Rest on March 29.
Fiction Faction will release their debut single ‘Apparitions’ on 17 Seconds Records on January 31 (17SEC25). It will be coupled with the Nevada Base remix of ‘A Fair Escape.’ And like the best debut singles, it sounds like a call to arms.
The four-piece band meld post-punk influences with contemporary electronica. They have received radio support from the likes of Tom Robinson, Vic Galloway, Jim Gellatly and have previously been Steve Lamacq’s unsigned record of the week. They recorded a live radio session for Vic Galloway’s BBC Introducing in Scotland and been featured as a future scottish anthem on his Radio Scotland show too. The band are based in Glasgow and have supported the likes of Egyptian Hip-Hop, I Am Arrows, Harlem and The Neat. They’ve headlined Glasgow’s famous PinUp Nights, as well as playing at the legendary Hope and Anchor in London’s Islington and at music industry legend Alan McGee’s club Death Disco. The Daily Record’s Rick Fulton has tipped the band as ones to watch, as have the Scotsman’s Radar blog and online magazine Is this Music? And they are building up a following across the blogosphere.
The band are David Richards (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), Paul Mclean (Lead guitar, Vocals), John Paul Dunne (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Graeme Ellis (Drums, Backing Vocals). Amongst their influences they list artists such The Cure, Echo and The Bunnymen, Soft Cell, Blur, Kate Bush and XTC.
The single launch will take place on Friday January 28 at Glasgow’s Admiral, with support from CD/EX (Chris Devotion and the Expectations.
The band are also playing at King Tut’s, Glasgow on January 11 with Park Circus and at Club Fandango at the Bull and Gate, London on February 1.
hope you all had nice Christmasses/Solstices/Chanukah or whatever takes your fancy at this time of year.
Much fun had here – a nice quiet day, which with the planned arrival, may be the last quiet Christmas Day we have for many years.
Hopefully you’ve heard this by now, but if not, figured it was appropriate for today. The Last Battle’s ‘Once Upon A Boxing Day’, taken from their recent free EP Nature’s Glorious Rage
The entire EP can be downloaded for free here:
We have now sold out of the album Heart of the land soul of the sea, and are awaiting the second pressing. If you still haven’t got it and are wondering what to spend your eMusic or iTunes vouchers on, why not buy it on digital?
‘Nature’s Glorious Rage’ was the song above all others that convinced me we had to sign The Last Battle to 17 Seconds Records. I went around singing the song for days, until my wife begged me to stop. When I played them to other people the line’we will grow majestic with rage’ was picked up on and praised.
And so here it is – a FREE download, coupled with two excellent new songs, ‘Once Upon A Boxing Day’ and ‘243’; the latter may very well be the best song Scott has written. They didn’t want to release two ‘pay for’ songs from Heart of the land, soul of the sea, so here it is!
Not only that, but the band are out on their first ever tour starting tomorrow, which will call at: Glasgow, Aviemore, Aberdeen, Hull, Leeds and London, before they return to play Kid Canaveral’s Xmas Baubles at the Lot in Edinburgh and the 3rd annual Christmas songwriters at Leith Dockers. The dates and places can be found here on their myspace
They are: David (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals), Ellis (Drums and Backing Vocals), Paul (Lead guitar and Vocals) and John Paul (Bass and Backing Vocals). And now, in a year that has seen them get radio support from the likes of Jim Gellatly, Vic Galloway, Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, as well as playing in London at Alan McGee’s Death Disco night, they have changed their name to Fiction Faction and will be releasing their next single ‘Apparitions’ as a digital single with us in February. Vic Galloway mentioned this last night on his Radio Scotland show. He also played the band’s track ‘A Lot Can Happen On A Summer’s Day’ proclaiming it a future Scottish Anthem! This is the third time a 17 Seconds Records-related act has had this in the last six months, following on from the Last Battle’s ‘Ruins’ and X-Lion Tamer’s ‘Hope.’
This is the video the band made. See what you think…