The Official Fiction

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The Official Fiction
Studio album by Something for Kate
Released 15 August 2003
Recorded Mangrove Studios, Somersby, NSW
Genre Alternative rock
Length 53:48
Label Murmur
Producer Trina Shoemaker and Something for Kate
Something for Kate chronology
The Official Fiction
Phantom Limbs:Selected B-Sides
(2004)Phantom Limbs:Selected B-Sides2004

The Official Fiction was the fourth studio album by Australian band Something for Kate. The album debuted at Number 1 on the ARIA charts and earned platinum status for sales exceeding 70,000 units.[1] It earned the band four ARIA Music Award nominations (Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, Best Group, Best Cover Art)[2] and took out Rolling Stone's Album of the Year and Single of the Year for "Déjà Vu". The first single from the album, "Déjà Vu", remains a staple of their live sets. It was followed by two other singles, "Song For A Sleepwalker" and "Moving Right Along".

Track listing[edit]

(All songs by Something for Kate)

  1. "Max Planck" – 4:41
  2. "Best Weapon" – 4:47
  3. "Song for a Sleepwalker" – 3:54
  4. "Kaplan/Thornhill" – 4:44
  5. "Light at the End of the Tunnel" – 3:36
  6. "Letter to the Editor" – 3:31
  7. "Déjà Vu" – 4:26
  8. "Reverse Soundtrack" – 4:41
  9. "Coldwater Canyon" – 4:23
  10. "Souvenir" – 3:24
  11. "Moving Right Along" – 3:27
  12. "Asleep at the Wheel" – 3:56
  13. "No Man's Land" – 4:17


  • Paul Dempsey – guitars, vocals
  • Stephanie Ashworth – bass
  • Clint Hyndman – drums
  • Grant-Lee Phillips – backing vocals ("No Man's Land")
  • Caitlin Cary – backing vocals ("Song for a Sleepwalker")
  • Lisa Germano – backing vocals ("Light at the End of the Tunnel", "Reverse Soundtrack")
  • Kathryn Brownhill – violin ("Song for a Sleepwalker", "Reverse Soundtrack", "Coldwater Canyon", "Souvenir")
  • Catherine Tabrett – cello ("Light at the End of the Tunnel", "Reverse Soundtrack", "Coldwater Canyon")
  • The Section Quartet ("Kaplan/Thornhill", "Deja Vu"):

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2003 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1