Saturday, October 17, 2015
Live Review: Fiction Plane @ The Standard
CMJ has gone from a festival where new bands are found to a whose who playing in high profile venues. For British band, Fiction Plane, they are looking to reboot in front of crowds after going under the radar the last few years and did it in one of the most high profile places during this year's CMJ Music Marathon -- The Standard Hotel in the East Village.
With the New York City skyline as their backdrop, the band, who will release their new album, Mondo Lumina next month, debuted new songs to the swanky room as well as some of their hits. Performing in a place as intimate as the roof of this hotel and being at eye level with their audience, they remained cool under pressure and sounded very good for an uncharacteristic venue.