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article imagePop! Fiction is the newest entry into the teen-pop music world Special

By Mindy Peterman     Mar 20, 2014 in Entertainment
In the world of pop music, bands come and go like the changing of the seasons. Pop! Fiction would like to be around for longer than that. They've been working hard to develop their own sound and become more than just another one hit wonder.
Pop! Fiction is a new American pop rock band comprised of Justin Tyler, Tyler Nichols, and Alex SkyWalker from Orange County, California. To these ears, their sound is more “in your face” than your average teenage pop band, which is a refreshing change from the Biebers, Cyruses and their ilk. They sound like Green Day meets Sugar Ray (who, coincidentally, they name as one of their influences). Another big plus is that they play their own instruments and co-write their songs. It looks like they’re off to an ambitious start.
The band recently released their “Wild and Young” video, directed by Jon Ramirez with over 19,000 views on YouTube. The single was co-written by legendary John Fields (Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus) and Evan Taubenfeld.  You can find the "Wild and Young" video here.
Pop! Fiction has shared the stage with acts such as Aaron Carter, Forever The Sickest Kids, Tiffany Thornton, Trevor Jackson, Ryan Beatty, Asher Monroe, Family Force 5, Hollywood Ending, Megan Nicole & Lawson and more.
I recently interviewed the band via email, where we talked about their music and career.
DJ: Where are you from and how did you meet?
PF: We're all from Orange County. We all used to play together in previous bands and we decided to form this pop supergroup!
DJ: Are any of you from musical families?
PF: To be honest, none of our family members are musically inclined. They all love and are big supporters of our music though.
DJ: Are you songwriters? What inspired you to start making music?
PF: Yes we write all our music and lyrics. When we were all young we went to rock concerts and knew then that we wanted to be on stage one day performing like those bands.
DJ: What instruments do you play?
We all play a collection of instruments: sing, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and we're always looking to find ways to make ourselves better.
DJ: How were you discovered and what was your first big success?[/b]
We're known for promoting to fans outside of larger acts concerts. That's pretty much how we've built our fan base and gained a following to this day. Our biggest release would have to be our latest single, "Wild and Young" produced by John Fields (Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus). But we think our new single, "California Kids" will definitely outdo it :)
DJ: Congratulations on being nominated for “Best Youth Artist” at the 2014 OC Awards. Will you perform at the awards show?[/b]
PF: We're definitely honored to be nominated at the OC awards this year and really hope we win! We won't be performing but are stoked to see those that are. 
DJ: Are you working on an album? If so, will you have a hand in writing the songs?
PF: Yes, we're currently working on a brand new album right now. The first single off of it is called, "California Kids" that was released March 4th via iTunes worldwide. A music video for it will follow the release shortly. We'll then release a couple more singles and then hopefully have an album release sometime this summer. We're definitely doing all the song writing in these songs.
DJ: Who are some of your influences?
PF: We all listen to a lot of different music but anything with a pop/catchy chorus has influences on our songwriting. To be specific, I'd say our music is a cross between One Direction and Sugar Ray. 
DJ: What has been the biggest “wow” moment of your professional career, so far?
PF: We've had quite a few of those in the past couple years of this band. We got to do a lot of awesome things so far and we're truly grateful. I'd have to say working with multi-platinum producer John Fields [was one]. It was insane to be in the same studio where so many great records were produced. Also we recently got to open for Aaron Carter at the Anaheim House of Blues. This was one of our biggest shows and it was truly amazing. Shout out to A.C. for letting us be part of that.
DJ: What do you hope to be doing ten years from now?
PF: We obviously hope to still being music whether it be for this band or another project. We all have a strong passion for music and are looking to make it long term career.
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