Billie Marten Flora Fauna Built on the minimalist acoustic folk foundations she made a name for herself with, 'Flora Fauna' is a more mature, embodied album fostered around a strong backbone of bass and rhythm. Shedding the timidity of previous work in favour of a more urgent sound, the songs mark a period of personal independence for Marten as she learned to nurture herself and break free from toxic relationships - and a big part of that was returning to nature. “I wasn’t really treating myself very well, it was a bit of a disruptive time. All these songs are about getting myself out of that hole - they’re quite strong affirmations. The name Flora Fauna is like a green bath for my eyes. If the album was a painting, it would look like flora and fauna - it encompasses every organism, every corner of Earth, and a feeling of total abundance.” Fiction CD | LP
Nick Mulvey Begin Again EP The new EP from the shop visitor Nick Mulvey. In the face of our urgently uncertain future, ‘Begin Again’ serves as a reminder of the rich pastures of wisdom that can be found through reconnecting with our families. It is loosely inspired by Nick’s journey to discover more about his grandmother, Mary, who died before he was born. He sought to learn more about her and was able to establish a deep connection with her through moving accounts of her teachings, rooted deeply in compassion and mutual respect. The track seeks to envelop the listener in its uplifting, sincere message of the importance of interconnection. Fiction 12"
Palace Someday Somewhere The new EP from the awesome London based dream-rockers Palace, following on from 2019's acclaimed album Life After. The ‘Someday, Somewhere’ EP is made up of unreleased tracks recorded during the ‘Life After’ album sessions including its much-loved title track, which was previously a live set exclusive. The 3 track EP will be released digitally and also as a limited 12” vinyl edition including the bonus track ‘Trouble On The Water’ as previously released on the band’s ‘Hoxa Sessions’ acoustic EP. “Not many bands do better emotionally literate, melancholic indie at the moment” – The Observer Fiction 12"
Another Sky I Slept On The Floor we have a few copies signed by Jack and Catrin. The album of ethereal beauty from Another Sky. "‘I Slept On The Floor’ is an amalgamation of the ever-shifting life I have shared with Another Sky over the last six years, searching for resolution between my hometown-self and the self a new city brought me... I Slept On The Floor documents the childhood rejection we carry with us into adulthood. This album is about only understanding a place once you’ve left it.” Fiction CD | LP
The Big Moon Record Store Day Exclusive / Live To Vinyl [RSD20] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2020 - Drop 1. Available online from 6:00pm on Saturday 29th August, strictly one per customer. The Big Moon are the Official Ambassadors for Record Store Day UK 2020. The band will be recording 3 tracks live to vinyl at Metropolis Studios on 5th March, to an audience of fans and media. The recording will be released exclusively for Record Store Day UK 2020. The 12” vinyl features the tracks Your Light, Waves and a cover of Fatboy Slim’s ‘Praise You’ Fiction Records 12" RSD 2020
The Big Moon Take A Piece / Your Light A new 7" single from Kingston visitors The Big Moon, taken from their second full length Walking Like We Do. The British gang arrived like a breath of fresh air with their Mercury Prize nominated debut album, Love In The 4th Dimension, back in April 2017. Fronted by Juliette Jackson, The Big Moon unleashed song after song fizzing with melody and charm. The forthcoming second album, Walking Like We Do, will be released on 10th January 2020. It was recorded in Atlanta alongside Grammy Award winning US Producer Ben H. Allen III (M.I.A./Deerhunter/Bombay Bicycle Club). The 7” vinyl features the first 3 singles from the new album. The band are Juliette Jackson, Soph Nathan, Celia Archer and Fern Ford. Fiction 7"
Tame Impala The Slow Rush All LPs include are on 180g vinyl and include a download code + folder A3 poster. 'Forest green' coloured LP is limited. 'Red + light blue' coloured LP is exclusive to high street retailers. The hugely anticipated fourth full length album from the incredible Tame Impala, following on from 2015's Currents, offering another dose of their stunning and psychedelic influenced pop tunes. "The Slow Rush was recorded between Los Angeles and Parker’s studio in his hometown of Fremantle, Australia. The twelve tracks were recorded, produced and mixed by Parker. The Slow Rush is Parker’s deep dive into the oceans of time, conjuring the feeling of a lifetime in a lightning bolt, of major milestones whizzing by while you’re looking at your phone, it’s a paean to creation and destruction and the unending cycle of life. Parker told the New York Times earlier this year, “A lot of the songs carry this idea of time passing, of seeing your life flash before your eyes, being able to see clearly your life from this point onwards. I’m being swept by this notion of time passing. There’s something really intoxicating about it.” The album cover was created in collaboration with photographer Neil Krug and features a symbol of humanity all but swallowed whole by the surrounding environment, as though in the blink of an eye." Fiction CD | LP
The Big Moon Walking Like We Do One of our favourite albums of 2020! "Remember a time before Coronavirus? This was it. Fun, summery, light-hearted indie-pop with bags of energy, harmony, guitars and melodies." - Claire - Limited orange LP includes an A3 poster. Both LPs include a download code. Following on from their adored and Mercury prize nominated 2017 debut Love In The 4th Dimension, The Big Moon are back with another offering of their indie-pop that fizzles with melody and charm. Fiction CD | LP