Peterborough band achieves playlist success at Radio 1!
We Are Fiction – a five piece independent alternative rock band hailing from the city – have started what promises to be a fantastic 2013 with the news that their single My Dreams Are Haunted’ will be given airtime by some of the nation’s best known radio presenters on Radio 1.
The single, which has already enjoyed airplay on national broadcaster Kerrang! Radio as well as the accompanying video being on rotation on the music channels Kerrang! TV And Scuzz TV, has been selected by the BBC to air on one major Radio 1 show daily for seven consecutive days starting from Monday January 21. This will see some of the station’s favourite DJs including Sara Cox, Greg James, Scott Mills and Huw Stephens playing the song to a huge national audience as part of an initiative to promote the unsigned bands that the BBC believe have the talent and potential to become big names in 2013.
The band, who’ve established a die-hard following across the UK due to an energetic live show and performing at festivals like Hit The Deck, continue to set the mark for hard working bands, creating a catalogue of music videos and promotions – directed, edited and filmed by the band itself – that have claimed hundreds of thousands of hits through popular social networking sites; whilst remaining independent and self-managed.
Guitarist Andi Scott Shaw said – “It’s great for an independent band like us to get this kind of opportunity. It really ignites my faith in genuine homegrown music becoming recognised by a massive influence like the BBC; and with bands like Mallory Knox and Deaf Havana being received so well, I can see 2013 being a huge year for UK rock music – and we’re ecstatic to be given the chance of being part of this.’’
We Are Fiction’s newest single Earth Medicine is sure to follow the two previous singles Sail On and My Dreams Are Haunted in taking the band a step further in cementing their place as one of the most promising bands on the UK rock scene and with a full length debut album due for release in Spring 2013, the support of Radio 1 could not have come at a more exciting time for We Are Fiction.
Radio 1 Schedule for ‘My Dreams Are Haunted’ airplay:
January 21 Monday: Sara Cox (10-12.45)
January 22 Tuesday: Greg James (16:00-19:00)
January 23 Wednesday: Dev (04:00-06:40)
Huw Stephens: (Weds midnight-02:00 thursday)
January 24 Thursday: Scott mills (13:00-16:00)
January 26 Saturday: Huw Stephens (13:00-16:00)
January 27t Sunday: Gemma Cairney (07:00-10:00)
You can hear three of the bands most recent singles here:
Sail On – www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gCWBwTFI9Y
My Dreams Are Haunted – www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m9kdO_dK0U
Earth Medicine – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unlxv-Bo_1U
We Are Fiction Members:
Phil Barker – Vocals
Marc Kucharski – Guitar & Vocals
Andi Scott Shaw – Guitar
Ryan Chambers – Bass
Tom Calton – Drums