Fiction (Rock) - Mahopac, New York
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Fiction is a female fronted, five piece hard rock band out of Mahopac, NY.
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-Review- Fiction - "Fiction" EP
Fiction from Mahopac, NY are a female fronted band that have just released their debut EP. Included in this EP are six original tracks with one cover. Let's dive in and see what Fiction are all about. "Gasoline Rainbows" opens up the EP with a hard rock sound that sets the tone early. The track is a monster of an opener and hits hard just like all of the natural disasters featured in the lyrics. The track The guitar solo towards the end of the track is amazing. "GSI" was their most recent single and has more of a dirty rock draw to it. The track draws similarities to a modern day Heart while having a certain unique edge. "Wishful Thinking" features Nick Sochan of Reckless Serenade who also recorded, produced and mastered the EP. The track is an upbeat number that really showcases the vocal range of Britney DiTocco to perfection. The track screams "single in the making". It's an incredible track. "Matches" is quite bouncy of a track. When the track breaks into the super chill melodic chorus, it adds that element of depth. It's quite the track to hear since it's so unpredictable. "Black Widow" is a cover of the Iggy Azalea track. The track is a nice change of pace and really erupts with the Fiction emotion and style. It's a damn fine track that takes the heaviness up quite a few notches. "The Game" was the very first single off the EP. The track stuns the listener with some high quality rock that is well deserving of it being single worthy. "At World's End" closes out the EP in epic fashion. The five and a half minute track does not disappoint. The track bursts at the seams with passion and emotion that is rarely seen nowadays on a closing track.
Fiction have surged into the rock music scene with their debut EP. It's chock full of astounding rock music that has different elements that any and all rock music fans should enjoy for some time to come.
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Fiction” and is there any meaning behind it?
We had all been playing music in bands and circling the local music scene for a few years already, and all had a really early start with playing live music. Jason, our bassist, even started his first band when he was about 11 years old, and Britney and Jason have been playing together since they were 13 and 14. Eventually we were all in between projects and came together to play a charity event, but we all had so much chemistry and decided to get serious. As far as creating a sound goes, we just started writing music as soon as we created the band. We cranked out original after original until our sound pretty much developed itself. We ended up grabbing the name "Fiction" from an Avenged Sevenfold song! Just being honest.
2. What do you want listeners to take away from your "The Game" single?
What we want people to take away from our single is that not all music is simply manufactured now. We write whatever comes to us and don't give too much thought as to what genre it fits or if it's a style of music that is popular right now. We write songs because we want to be musicians, not popular, and we're sure there are other artists that feel the same way. You just have to find them.
3. What can people expect from your live show?
Energy, and lots of it.
4. What's your favorite track to play live?
Our favorite original to play would probably be "Wishful Thinking", since it's very high energy. As far as cover songs go, it's between "You Could Be Mine" by Guns n' Roses and "Still of the Night" by Whitesnake. We love the reaction we get playing these. People always tell us that they didn't expect such a young band to play older music.
5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?
Guns n' Roses, Volbeat, and Halestorm.
6. Any crazy show stories?
Yes but if we told you about them we'd be sure to lose some friends!
7. What’s your take on the current state of Rock?
We think that there is a lot of great Rock music out there today! There is music and a scene out there for everyone, you just have to be willing to dig around for it.
8. What’s the current music scene like there in New York both locally and state wide?
Right now there is a huge pop-punk scene locally and state wide. We're based in Mahopac, New York, which surprisingly has a pretty big music scene and a lot of talent.
9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?
Our opinion of illegal music downloading is that it's wrong, you wouldn’t go into a record store and steal all the CDs off the shelves. But, we also realize that we are unable to compete with this illegal downloading. That's why we put our music up for the “Name Your Price” option, this gives people the opportunity to download our music for free and doing so legally, and it also allows the generous to give a greatly appreciated donation.
10. What’s next for Fiction?
The release of our self titled EP, and hopefully a number of shows throughout the Northeast this summer!
11. Any shoutouts?
Big shoutout to Nick Sochan for engineering and producing our EP and to anyone who downloaded our single or has come out to our shows!