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Braver than Fiction #ToolmakersLive Stream - Photo' Credit: Martin Tune

On 11 May 2017, Toolmakers Recording Studio in Sheffield debuted their #ToolmakersLive Stream set-up featuring, Braver than Fiction. #ToolmakersLive Stream Sessions are high quality live video sessions with pristine audio filmed in Nathan Bailey’s amazing, custom-built recording studios in the industrial heart of Sheffield, UK.

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HALLOWE’EN 16 #halloween16

Cover Art from The Fool EP by Braver than Fiction

Three years ago today, Braver than Fiction first took to the stage as a brand new band (that makes this kind of our birthday). A lot has happened during those thirty-six months and it is with some degree of pride (if not amazement) that we find ourselves still together and continuing to make music – despite some pretty scary stuff happening in between.

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HUMILITY

[GRAPHIC] Humility poster

Click on the image to download this poster, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

PLECTRUMAID #plectrumaid

[Screenshot] Braver than Fiction playlist on Spotify

Recently, one of our followers raised the battle cry: “Let’s get this shit trending. I’m all over it!” What, you may ask, caused this outburst? A realisation of just how many Spotify plays it takes your average, indie musician to earn enough to buy even the flimsiest of plastic plectrums, that is what!

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REVERBNATION SITUATION

[GRAPHIC] ReverbNation Logo

Braver than Fiction have been using the ReverbNation platform since the band was put together in the summer of 2013 and, whilst we have found some of the free features extremely useful, we do not think that the Premium (paid) features are cost-efficient as far as our needs and expectations are concerned so, we have come to a decision…

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16 DISTURBING COVERS OF “SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN”

[IMAGE] "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" Sheet Music

Boxing Day has arrived and we hope you have all had an incredible Christmas so far and if celebrating Christmas is not your thing, we still hope you’re doing fine! To those who do, now that the magic of the big day has lost its glitter and the fridge is full of left-over turkey and brussels sprouts, you could throw on some tunes and relive the wonder and anticipation of Christmas with joyful renditions of festive classics – unless you are these guys:

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“ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS…”

[Photograph] Christmas Stockings

We have all been extremely quite good and we wondered what we might find in our Christmas stockings this year. As the seasonal excitement grows, one thing tends to lead very quickly to another here at Fiction Towers and our thoughts turned to what we would we like to find in our ultimate Christmas gift stocking.

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FIVE ROCK N ROLL DEATHS…

[Photograph] Raven by revwarheart / Morguefile

…without even a hint of suspicious activity; no media circus nor speculation of scandal, not a sniff of a drug overdose or any other kind of sensationalist nonsense. These super-talented artists were ill or it was simply ‘their time’ and they are all most certainly amongst our influences so, we’ve listed them here, not to be ghoulish but, to celebrate them. Continue reading

WHY EVERY BAND SHOULD HAVE A BACKDROP (AND WHY DARK PURPLE CHALK SUCKS)

[Photograph] Man in disguise courtesy of gratisography.com

In this multi-social-digital-media age, significantly fewer people seem prepared to go out to watch bands ‘on the off chance’ any more. Instead, artists are far more likely to be systematically socially stalked way before any potential gig-goer will even lift that pudgy, swiping-finger off their glossy, black smart phone and actually heave themselves out of their custom gaming chair to venture into a venue. Continue reading