As part of our #MeetTheFinalSix campaign for the The Underdog: Grand Final, we caught up with Stone Cold Fiction to see what they’ve been up to…

★ So, tell us about the band…

We’ve been playing together for over two years now, there’s just three of us and we’re all 18. We play a lot around the UK and we’ve got to open for some of our favourite bands in the past; such as Lionize, Bite The Buffalo, Port Erin, Idles, AVON and Scouting For Girls. We’re really enjoying our set at the minute, it’s all new songs which we can’t wait to release it later this year.

★ Can you describe your sound / music to the average music listener?

Alternative Blues-Rock. Imagine if Queens Of The Stone Age and The Black Keys had a baby together.

★ Tell us how you chose your band name?

That’s a long story. We spent ages trying to come up with one, bad name after bad name and a little help with a name generator, finally we came up with ‘Stone Cold Fiction’.

★ What has been the highlight of the competition so far?

Seeing our friends White Noise Radio play and getting through the Wild Card round!

★ Have you discovered any new bands via the Underdog that you feel worthy of a mention?

That’s a very hard question. DROGO and Dusted Out are bands we’re not going to forget anytime soon.

★ What can we expect from your performance at the final?

At this point we don’t want to reveal any surprises, but we cannot wait for our performance!

★ What will you spend the £1,000 if you win the top prize?

We’re torn between spending it on marketing for the new record and kick starting the next one – it’ll most likely be a mixture of both. 

★ What made you sign up for The Underdog this year?

We’ve worked with Synthetica in the past, and you’re one of the best local promoters and a show with you would be a mistake to miss – especially on such a scale as The Underdog. 

★ You took part in The Underdog: 2015 but went out in the heats – how does it feel to be in the final this year?

It feels incredible. We have changed so much as a band since last year and we’re much more prepared this time around. 

★ You’re currently working on your debut album – what can we expect? When will it be out?

Although the record is around 25 minutes long, we’re going to be releasing it as a EP. We worked with producer Reuben Tyghe from Port Erin and sound engineer Dom Bailey. We’re massive fans of their work and it has been an honour to make music with them. We hope to have released in November.

★  Finally, where can people find out more information about you?

Our EP is on BandCamp and you can be directed to all of our socials via our website.


Catch Stone Cold Fiction at the Grand Final of the Underdog on Saturday 03rd September, at o2 Academy.


Words / Edit: Jon Spencer | Images courtesy of: Rob Marsden.

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