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Encyclopedia > Fiction Records

Fiction Records is a record label that was founded in 1978 by Chris Parry as a home for The Cure. Other notable acts to release on Fiction around this time were the Purple Hearts, Associates and Eat. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... See also: other events of 1978 list of years in music 1970s in music // January 14 - The Sex Pistols played their final show (until a 1996 reunion) at San Franciscos Winterland Ballroom. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Purple Hearts were a British mod revival group. ... This is about the band. ...

After a dormant period of several years, the label was then re-started in 2004 by Joe Munns, Paul Smernicki and Jim Chancellor as a Polydor imprint. The first release on the 'new' Fiction was the Snow Patrol single "Run" (which entered the UK chart at 5) and album Final Straw which has since gone on to sell over 2 million copies around the world. A second Snow Patrol album on Fiction was released in May 2006, which gave both label and band their first number one record. Other notable acts from the current Fiction stable include Ian Brown, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Grates, Stephen Fretwell, The Maccabees and Humanzi. See also: 2004 in music (UK) other events of 2004 list of years in music 2000s in music // January 1 Vienna New Years Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna, conducted by Riccardo Muti Kurt Nilsen wins World Idol January 3 - Britney Spears marries Jason Allen Alexander, a... Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... Snow Patrol are a rock band from Northern Ireland and Scotland, currently based in Glasgow and signed to Polydor Records. ... Run was the second single released from Snow Patrols Final Straw album, in 2003. ... Final Straw is the highly acclaimed third album by the indie rock group Snow Patrol, released in the United Kingdom in 2003 and in the United States in 2004. ... Ian Brown (born February 20, 1963) is an English musician and former lead singer of the indie rock band The Stone Roses and is held in high regard among music fans across the UK for his work with the group. ... Yeah Yeah Yeahs are a New York City-based rock band. ... The Grates are a three-piece band from Brisbane, Australia, comprising Patience Hodgson (vocals), John Patterson (guitar) and Alana Skyring (drums). ... Stephen Fretwell (born November 10, 1981) is a singer-songwriter from Scunthorpe, England. ... The Maccabees are a British indie band from Brighton. ... Humanzi are an alternative indie rock quartet hailing from Dublin, Ireland. ...

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