During SXSW, we caught up with a hot new band called The Downtown Fiction. Signed to Photo Finish/Atlantic Records, the band just released the Best I Never Had EP and are on tour with Stephen Jerzak and Stereo Skyline. Check out our interview with the band below:
1. You formed as a band under two years ago and are now signed to Photo Finish Records. How long did it take to get signed and what was the process like?
2. This is your first SXSW. What are your impressions of it so far?
3. Have you seen any bands so far that you’ve liked?
4. For a festival known more for indie rock, do you think that SXSW will have a larger power pop/punk rock influence in the future?
5. Since you guys are young, is it difficult for you to have a good time here with some of you being under 21?
6. Last year, you released a self-titled EP. Now you have a new EP Best I Never Had coming out. Except for the fact that you’re now on Photo Finish Records, how was making this EP different in terms of writing and recording?
7. Did you make (producer) Stacy Jones play any songs from his old bands like Veruca Salt or American Hi-Fi?
8. When would you like to be able to release your full length album?
9. Is there anything that you bring with you on tour that reminds you of home or makes you feel comfortable on the road?
10. What do you listen to on the road or before a show?
11. After this tour with Stephen Jerzak and Stereo Skyline, you’re playing the Bamboozle Roadshow and Warped Tour. Which one are you looking more forward to?
Apr 6 2010 5:00P
FAIR OAKS MALL- HOT TOPIC INSTORE Fairfax, Virginia
Apr 7 2010 5:00P
HOT TOPIC @ CAROLINA PLACE (ACOUSTIC) Pineville, North Carolina
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HOT TOPIC @ COOL SPRINGS GALLERIA (ACOUSTIC) Franklin, Tennessee
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HOT TOPIC @ CORONADO CENTER (ACOUSTIC) Albuquerque, New Mexico
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HOT TOPIC @ PARADISE VALLEY MALL (ACOUSTIC) Phoenix, Arizona
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HOT TOPIC @ SOUTH BAY GALLERIA (ACOUSTIC) Redondo Beach, CA, California
May 21 2010 1:00P
BAMBOOZLE ROADSHOW – MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILLION Columbia, Maryland
May 22 2010 1:00P
BAMBOOZLE ROADSHOW – UPTOWN AMPHITHEATER AT THE MUSIC FACTORY Charlotte, North Carolina
May 23 2010 1:00P
BAMBOOZLE ROADSHOW – SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA Austell, Georgia
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BAMBOOZLE ROADSHOW – CRUZAN AMPHITHEATER West Palm Beach, Florida
May 26 2010 1:00P
BAMBOOZLE ROADSHOW – FORD AMPHITHEATER Tampa, Florida
May 29 2010 1:00P
BAMBOOZLE ROADSHOW – SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS San Antonio, Texas
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BAMBOOZLE ROADSHOW – SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS Arlington, Texas
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BAMBOOZLE ROADSHOW – CRICKET AMPHITHEATER Phoenix, Arizona
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BAMBOOZLE ROADSHOW – SLEEP TRAIN PAVILION Concord, California
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BAMBOOZLE ROADSHOW – CRICKET AMPHITHEATRE Chula Vista, California
Jul 7 2010 12:00P
WARPED TOUR – FIRST NIAGARA PAVILION Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Jul 8 2010 12:00P
WARPED TOUR – TIME WARNER CABLE AMPHITHEATRE Cleveland, Ohio
Jul 9 2010 12:00P
WARPED TOUR – ARROW HALL Toronto, Ontario
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WARPED TOUR – PARC JEAN DRAPEAU Montreal, Quebec
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WARPED TOUR – COMCAST THEATRE Hartford, Connecticut
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WARPED TOUR – COMCAST CENTER Mansfield, Massachusetts
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WARPED TOUR – DARIEN LAKE P.A.C. Darien Center, New York
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WARPED TOUR – TOYOTA PAVILION Scranton, Pennsylvania
Jul 16 2010 12:00P
WARPED TOUR – SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER Camden, New Jersey