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INTERVIEW: Simple Fiction

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hello! thank you so much for having us, we’re really great right now, super excited about the new song so it’s going well! The last couple of months have been crazy for us – we are so happy to be working with the team at Yada Yada now!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Grey”?

We spent a lot of time this year developing our sound after our last release back in late 2018, and GREY was the first track that moved us closer to the sound we were aiming for. We thought it was representative of the kind of music we want to make and the places we were at in our lives.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

It wasn’t an event in particular but more of a slow building feeling I was getting working in a job that wore me down emotionally and physically. So the lyrics kind of focus on the personal battle that came with perseverance and the frustration of losing my direction a little. 

Any plans to release a video for the single?

We have a lyric video for the song coming out very soon, and there’s plans of working on music videos too. We have always been big fans of lyric videos because they put the focus on the story and the lyrical content, which is so important for us. But yeah, we are definitely looking to work on a music video too!

How was the recording and writing process?

I think the writing process was fairly quick, we developed it a little further and started playing it at our gigs as soon as I sent the demo over. We usually test our new material out live before we commit to recording it to see if it goes down well with a crowd, also to see if we enjoy playing it.

What role does Guilford play in your music?

We all met in Guildford and whilst we have spread out a bit more into different places, we always meet up back there to rehearse/have a drink. At the end of the day, it is our local scene. We are friends with most of the Guildford bands and promoters. It is so important to support your local scene as a band! Too many people overlook the importance of becoming strong and relevant in your local scene and supporting it by going to your friend’s gigs. There’s a bunch of bands, including ourselves, who started playing at the same time and now are progressing in the industry. It is great to feel a part of something and to support it.

How has The Amazons and Catfish and the Bottlemen influenced your writing?

Our music gets compared to Catfish and The Amazon’s songs quite a bit which we always think is a huge compliment. We try and combine our influences in a way that we feel is slightly different to what’s already out there but I definitely think the influence of big indie guitar bands like that will always be present in our music!

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

It does! The next release is in the final stages of being mixed and its very much in the same vein as GREY so we’re really excited to share that with everyone soon.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Whilst we would love to tell you, its all under wraps right now!

Any plans to hit the road?

We always have some plans to hit the road! We will be announcing a few dates for the next few months but we are planning to announce a more substantial list of shows in the new year if all goes well!

What else is happening next in Simple Fiction’s world?

Right now we’re just rehearsing and writing new material! we’ll be back in the studio to record a few more tracks before Christmas, ready for release early 2020.

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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