Every now and again, the Dublin five-piece band Fiction Peaks pop up with a song that sometimes sounds a bit indie, a bit country or a bit electronic. They have released three EPs to date with another just released today.

While they’ve been active since 2013, they are getting around to releasing a debut album called Citizen on Friday 21 April and a new two-tracker featuring ‘Before The End’ and ‘Jinx’ is now on Bandcamp.

‘Jinx is on the indie side of the spectrum while A-side ‘Before the End’ is a laidback-sounding orchestral indie song.

The video directed by Colm Giles takes inspiration from the Spanish Civil War and its parallel to 2017.

“My take on ”Before The End” was to make an artistic observation of the times we are living in. I did this by looking at elements of the Spanish Civil War – showing ordinary people fighting against fascism. With the current subtle rise of the far right, and populist politics, mistakes of the past can be repeated if we don’t all pay attention”

Fiction Peaks are:

Joey Doyle – Voice/Guitar/Sampler
Brian Giles – Guitar
Cillian Kenny – Bass Guitar/Trumpet
Barry Lyons – Backing Vocals/Synth
Joáo Francisco – Drums

Posted on March 13th, 2017


Fiction Peaks are a relatively new Irish band consisting of Cillian Kenny, Brian Giles and Joey Doyle. They’re currently recording their debut album Citizens and have only played a handful of gigs around Dublin from what I can see. They had an EP earlier in the year that Eoghan posted about but it seems to have been taken down.

‘Synesthesia’ is our only real recorded record of what the band sound like (with the exception of this video) and it sounds like a band with some intriguing things going on. At seven minutes long and featuring spoken word from Paul Hendrick, it’s a synth-driven track with melodic accomplishments and an ambitious edge. Ones to keep an ear on.

Posted on November 27th, 2013