ROCK - Alternative
Faux Fiction is a four-piece alternative rock band based in Milwaukee, WI.
Gabriella Kartz - guitar, lead vocals
Jason Kartz - lead guitar
Peter Hair - bass, backup vocals
Paul Tyree - drums
The Milwaukee music scene is both vibrant and diverse, and alternative rock band Faux Fiction certainly fits the bill. The brainchild of husband and wife duo, Jason and Gabriella Kartz, the band was created with hopes of putting out rhythmically driven, deeply fuzzy riffs paired with glossy female vocals. The idea really came to fruition after the pair met drummer Paul Tyree in July of 2014. The trio spent a few months jamming in a tiny basement before rounding out the final sound with bassist Peter Hair, a former band mate of Paul’s. With a solid foundation now in place, Faux Fiction began performing around the Milwaukee area in January of 2015, quickly garnering the attention of local music lovers with their energetic, “wall of sound” performances.
Faux Fiction released their self-produced, self-titled EP in June of 2015, and it has since been featured on several radio stations (91.7 WSUM, 105.7 WAPL, 102.1 WLUM, and The Great Unknown) and music-focused podcasts (Lost on Radio - UK and Alt & Indie Rock with Drop D - Australia). The EP is sure to please a myriad of music tastes, as it draws influences from many genres including desert rock, shoegaze, garage rock, and 90s alternative.
Although Faux Fiction may be a newer set of faces in the broader music scene outside of Wisconsin, their seasoned performances and heavy-hitting rock anthems are sure to leave a lasting impression and a satisfied sonic palate.