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Fiction Reform

Santa Ana, California, United States | INDIE

Santa Ana, California, United States | INDIE
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Fiction Reform @ The Slidebar

Fullerton, California, USA

Fullerton, California, USA

Dec
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Fiction Reform @ The Doll Hut

Anaheim, California, USA

Anaheim, California, USA

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Fiction Reform @ Hot Topic - Westminster Mall

Westminster, California, USA

Westminster, California, USA

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#5 – Trenchtown “Ay Oh”


#4 – Fiction Reform “Small Sihlouette”

#3 – Grouplove “Colours”

#2 – Crash Kings “You Got Me”

#1 – Strung Out “Vanity” - Kat Corbett - KROQ Radio (Los Angeles)


#5 – Trenchtown “Ay Oh”


#4 – Fiction Reform “Small Sihlouette”

#3 – Grouplove “Colours”

#2 – Crash Kings “You Got Me”

#1 – Strung Out “Vanity” - Kat Corbett - KROQ Radio (Los Angeles)


A bit less than a year ago, Fiction Reform performed its inaugural set at The Vibe. In the time since, the female-fronted punk act’s already released its first album and even embarked on some out-of-town dates.

Next week, Fiction Reform will play The Vibe once again. It’s almost déjà vu, as vocalist/guitarist Brenna Red jumpstarts memories of her band’s initial foray—and how things might also be memorable for this installment.
“It felt kinda like a first date,” she recalls. “I was super nervous to hit the lights with new and different musicians, but yet I felt incredibly electrified. This time around [on Aug. 8], we’re more cohesive and expect to pack the place, tear up the stage, and rock the hell out of our fans. Also, we’re direct support for The Adolescents. That means immediately after our set we get to drink ourselves into a stupor and pogo along with the crowd. So yeah, I expect this to be a night to remember.”

In fact, Fiction Reform’s hard to forget. Fronted by Red’s powerful vocals, which remind ears of the Distillers’ Brody Dalle, the band also takes a potent stance in both name and recording.

On the moniker, Red notes that it’s a comment on the current music scene, which she calls hype, propaganda and fiction. “It’s few and far between that you can find a newer band that has substance and a soul,” she says. “And we’re just that type of band, we’ve got credence. We’re gonna cut through the bullshit and revamp—dare I say reform—the standards of creating music in a punk band.”

And its album title, Revelation In The Palms Of The Weak, “simply means that creativity and change follows the hoi polloi,” Red says. “Rockers and the underground have and will always be a place the higher ups will look to for fashion, ideals, art, substance, etc. Who we are and what we create is raped by capitalists and marketed under their ownership.”

Look for the fine-tuned Fiction Reform to own The Vibe’s stage. And expect “a sexy hot mess,” says Red. “Imagine your favorite punk band you used to go see when you were a kid. Then turn it up to 11 and keep the music tight and professional. Like that.” - Waleed Rashidi - Inland Empire Weekly


A bit less than a year ago, Fiction Reform performed its inaugural set at The Vibe. In the time since, the female-fronted punk act’s already released its first album and even embarked on some out-of-town dates.

Next week, Fiction Reform will play The Vibe once again. It’s almost déjà vu, as vocalist/guitarist Brenna Red jumpstarts memories of her band’s initial foray—and how things might also be memorable for this installment.
“It felt kinda like a first date,” she recalls. “I was super nervous to hit the lights with new and different musicians, but yet I felt incredibly electrified. This time around [on Aug. 8], we’re more cohesive and expect to pack the place, tear up the stage, and rock the hell out of our fans. Also, we’re direct support for The Adolescents. That means immediately after our set we get to drink ourselves into a stupor and pogo along with the crowd. So yeah, I expect this to be a night to remember.”

In fact, Fiction Reform’s hard to forget. Fronted by Red’s powerful vocals, which remind ears of the Distillers’ Brody Dalle, the band also takes a potent stance in both name and recording.

On the moniker, Red notes that it’s a comment on the current music scene, which she calls hype, propaganda and fiction. “It’s few and far between that you can find a newer band that has substance and a soul,” she says. “And we’re just that type of band, we’ve got credence. We’re gonna cut through the bullshit and revamp—dare I say reform—the standards of creating music in a punk band.”

And its album title, Revelation In The Palms Of The Weak, “simply means that creativity and change follows the hoi polloi,” Red says. “Rockers and the underground have and will always be a place the higher ups will look to for fashion, ideals, art, substance, etc. Who we are and what we create is raped by capitalists and marketed under their ownership.”

Look for the fine-tuned Fiction Reform to own The Vibe’s stage. And expect “a sexy hot mess,” says Red. “Imagine your favorite punk band you used to go see when you were a kid. Then turn it up to 11 and keep the music tight and professional. Like that.” - Waleed Rashidi - Inland Empire Weekly


5/11-5/17 – Fiction Reform “Small Silhouette”
If you love edgy female fronted bands then you’re in for a treat this week. Led by the feisty lead vocalist Brenna and accompanied by Aaron on guitar, Dan on bass, and Danny on drums, Fiction Reform, take up-tempo punk rock to the next level. With influences like Guns’N’Roses and Rise Against, it’s obvious this band sure knows how to rock! Newly signed to Basement Records, the band just released their debut album “Revelation in the Palms of the Weak” on April 20th and have been generating buzz everywhere with their single “Small Silhouette.” Now this is the kind of song that will be stuck in your head for days after the first listen! With such a catchy hook that is begging you to sing-a-long to, it’s hard to fight the urge to rock out to this jam! Fiction Reform is full of energy and you can tell by the passion in Brenna’s voice that they are here to stay. - Mia - Roxy.com


Follow the link to read full article. - Ramon Gonzales - Skinnie Magazine


Follow the link to read full article. - Ramon Gonzales - Skinnie Magazine


Fiction Reform’s debut album, Revelation in the Palms of the Weak, has everything you could want in a punk record. Loud guitars ripping rockabilly blues solos atop a raucous rhythm section, while raspy blonde-shell Brenna Red
barks out more “whoa-whoas” and “hey heys” than are legal in some states. The only problem is, sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. On sizzlin’ cuts like album opener “Whites in their Eyes,” Fiction Reform brings
it better than some of their SoCal brethren. After a couple upbeat jams, though, the moodier tracks start to surface. Songs such as “Sins of the Father” and “Mr. Eva Braun”
sound like a young band trying to find its niche, not the confident machine heard on previous selections.
Just when it seems like they’ve tried all the tricks, the quartet unleashes an acoustic number. The melancholic “Come Back Home” shows off Brenna’s range with a refreshingly different vocal style. This step outside the box yields the second best tune on the disc. Second
best, because “Cancerous Gold” is Fiction Reform’s perfect storm. Palm muted power chords escalate alongside Brenna’s wailing cries, and then explode into a kickass chorus and one helluva breakdown for a bridge. This
track shows the potential of Fiction Reform and how they can take a tried and true formula and still make an exciting product (despite some bumps along the way). Their unplugged experiment proves that Fiction Reform could be more than just another punk rock band. - Joshua Bottomsley - Performer Magazine


Every month, Ernie Ball selects one winner from one music channel to be the recipient of a years supply of free strings. Each month, a different genre is chosen and axe wielders of all shapes and sizes get the opportunity to win. We caught up with winners Fiction Reform and The Worsties to learn a little more about their playing style, major influences and favorite guitarists among other things. Check out their responses below:

Aaron Chabak (Fiction Reform)

Playing Style: “My playing style is mostly a blend of classic punk-rock power chording and blues licks that I picked up listening to Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. I like to stay minimalistic when possible because Brenna can really belt out the vocal melodies.”

Favorite Players: “My list of favorite guitar players is always growing. It started with Jimmy Page, Jerry Cantrell, Eddie Van Halen, all the guys in Bad Religion and Fletcher from Pennywise. Lately I’ve been into Matt from Muse, Zach & Tim from Rise Against and recently I’ve been going back over Descendents albums.”

Major Influences: “I can track most of my inspiration back to Dave Grohl. The first time I saw him play was with the Foo Fighters at Memorial Hall in Kansas City when they were promoting their first album. I’ll never forget how cool he was on stage. And that guy plays everything like a badass!”

Currently Playing: “Right now my main guitar is a Gibson Les Paul Standard and I recently got a goldtop LTD EC-400 that I’ve been really impressed with. The guys at Krank also turned me on to their new Nineteen80 series amp and it rips!”

What was it like to win? “Winning free strings is an awesome feeling! It’s easy to skimp on changing strings when you’re a starving musician and it’s horrible for your tone. Having a year’s worth of Ernie Ball’s keeps me sounding my best every night so I’m very thankful." - OurStage.com


Every month, Ernie Ball selects one winner from one music channel to be the recipient of a years supply of free strings. Each month, a different genre is chosen and axe wielders of all shapes and sizes get the opportunity to win. We caught up with winners Fiction Reform and The Worsties to learn a little more about their playing style, major influences and favorite guitarists among other things. Check out their responses below:

Aaron Chabak (Fiction Reform)

Playing Style: “My playing style is mostly a blend of classic punk-rock power chording and blues licks that I picked up listening to Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. I like to stay minimalistic when possible because Brenna can really belt out the vocal melodies.”

Favorite Players: “My list of favorite guitar players is always growing. It started with Jimmy Page, Jerry Cantrell, Eddie Van Halen, all the guys in Bad Religion and Fletcher from Pennywise. Lately I’ve been into Matt from Muse, Zach & Tim from Rise Against and recently I’ve been going back over Descendents albums.”

Major Influences: “I can track most of my inspiration back to Dave Grohl. The first time I saw him play was with the Foo Fighters at Memorial Hall in Kansas City when they were promoting their first album. I’ll never forget how cool he was on stage. And that guy plays everything like a badass!”

Currently Playing: “Right now my main guitar is a Gibson Les Paul Standard and I recently got a goldtop LTD EC-400 that I’ve been really impressed with. The guys at Krank also turned me on to their new Nineteen80 series amp and it rips!”

What was it like to win? “Winning free strings is an awesome feeling! It’s easy to skimp on changing strings when you’re a starving musician and it’s horrible for your tone. Having a year’s worth of Ernie Ball’s keeps me sounding my best every night so I’m very thankful." - OurStage.com


Fiction Reform hadn’t even put out their first record, and they were getting the kind of word-of-mouth buzz that punk veterans would have killed for.

ESPN grabbed their single “Small Silhouette” off the band’s not-yet-released debut to feature the song on Sportscenter, and the phone started ringing. In quick succession, GC Records called to get permission to use the single on a benefit compilation; then XM/Sirius called to get a copy to start playing on the radio. All this before the record was ever pressed.

With the album Revelation in the Palms of the Weak finally out on Basement Records, guitarist Aaron and singer Brenna spoke recently about the band, working with Basement founder Chuck Dietrich and why they’re glad they’re not on “Cops.”

Read more... - John B. Moore - Innocent Words Magazine


Discography

"Revelation in the Palms of the Weak" - Released April 20th, 2010 on Basement Records

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The newest addition to Basement Records is Fiction Reform. The band comprising of members of CIVET, THE LAST GANG and BULLET TREATMENT play uptempo, catchy, hard rockin' tunes in the vein of BAD RELIGION, RISE AGAINST, THE DISTILLERS & FOO FIGHTERS. Led by female vocalist Brenna Red their first full length release "Revelation In The Palms Of The Weak" was released on April 20th, 2010. Their first single, "Small Silhouette", was first heard on ESPN's SportsCenter LA during October 2009 and has since been featured on Blank TV, Faction Radio on Sirius/XM radio, Fearless Radio in Chicago and more. In 2010 the band was also featured on MTV's "Dudesons in America" and "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory". Their follow up video for "Whites In Their Eyes" was released in September 2010 through BlankTV.