Fighting Fiction – new album and live dates

By on August 6, 2013


Brighton punk rock quartet Fighting Fiction are returning with their brand new second album ‘The Long & Short Of It’ out 16th September 2013 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 Café FRANCE

6th – Le Havre @ Mc David’s FRANCE

7th – Paris @ Café de Paris – FRANCE

8th – Nantes @ TBC – FRANCE

9th – Turin @ Manhattan Pub – ITALY

10th – Milan @ Spazio Ligera – ITALY

11th – Castiglione delle Stiviere Mantua @ Arci Dallò – ITALY

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


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).


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.