Fiction 8 offers songs that are at once both visceral and catchy. Their beats pound hard enough to keep even the most fickle dancefloor moving, while their lyrical hooks are sharp enough to torment listeners for days. And through all of this, Fiction 8 retains a suffering edge that is reminiscent of Depeche Mode or The Smiths. Perhaps it is because of these ingredients that Fiction 8 has managed to quietly attract such a large and diverse following. Their music is immediately familiar, yet strangely fresh and contemporary. Band members Michael Smith and Mardi 'paisli' Salazar work together to combine a creative and unique sound that is distinctly Fiction 8.