Time Out says
Bill Ricchini, a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, has been releasing records to critical acclaim under his own name, and more recently as Summer Fiction, for over a decade. His tuneful, moving melodies meet at the intersection of The Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds', Elliott Smith's 'XO' and The Smiths. His most recent LP, 'Himalaya', which 'SPIN' magazine called 'Brian Wilson melodic levity meets Johnny Marr guitar jangle... effortlessly engaging', was recently reissued on vinyl by Spanish boutique label Pretty Olivia. In the grand tradition of great pop tunesmiths, Ricchini likes examining perplexing ways of the human heart. This is music that's as honest as it is elegant, and it's sure to delight and intrigue anyone with a taste for classic pop. During this month's stripped-down solo tour, Summer Fiction also plays Barcelona and Valencia, and the Madrid performance is produced by Madrid Popfest.