Dublin - Ireland

Fiction Peaks began as a band in early 2013 and played shows around their hometown of Dublin. The band's sound is a mixture of alternative rock with indie pop elements and an electronic 80's feel with effects boxes, drum machines, synthesizers and backing vocals.
They also incorporate string embellishments and spoken word on some tracks and live performances. 

The band are intent on continually evolving whilst still keeping true to a somewhat punk rock ethic and traditional songwriting. 

Fiction Peaks have released to date: 

  • Lesser of Evils EP (2013)
  • Fiction Peaks EP (2015)
  • Spring's In Bloom - Single (2016)
  • Citizen - Album (2017)




Band Members

Joey Doyle - Voice/Guitar/Sampler
Cillian Kenny - Bass Guitar/Trumpet
Barry Lyons - Backing Vocals/Synth
Joao Esteves - Drums
Brian Giles - Guitar/Loops


What do the critics and reviews say about the music of Fiction Peaks...

“An enthralling intro into their first full-length outing - single of the week” 
— The Last Mixed Tape
“Cool, melodic alt-rock of highest order” 
— Ralph McClean, BBC Radio Ulster
“Before the End marks a compelling precursor to a full-length album from Fiction Peaks. Here’s hoping it’s filled with more music of this calibre” 
“These two tracks are further proof that Fiction Peaks is an amazing band that never fails to deliver, and I eagerly await the release of their full album” 

“Hotly-tipped Irish band Fiction Peaks have just released a very appetising two track taster of their forthcoming debut album” 
— The Irish Star /

The video for ‘Before The End’ by Dublin five-piece Fiction Peaks is a slow-burning alt-pop effort drawing parallels between personal strife and the broader backdrop of the Zeitgeist” 
— The Thin Air

”(Fiction Peaks) sound like a band with some intriguing things going on...melodic accomplishments and an ambitious edge. Ones to keep an ear on.” 
— Nialler9

”Fiction Peaks deliver an illuminated and convincingly refreshing combine of 80’s infused, Alt-rock, Indie pop.”

”Imagine a chill orchestral-leaning indie band playing songs from the early catalogue of The Stone Roses? Now, you don’t have to. The Dublin band’s new track has that recognition to it - old-fashioned indie constructed with accomplished means.” 
— SONGS OF THE WEEK  Nialler9, Springs In Bloom