Label: CHILDCARE, Cocoa Futures, the fin., Glassmaps, Love Now Money, HOO HAs
Festivals: Blogtober Festival, Great Escape 2016/2017
The Fin. get an industrial ambient reworking of ‘Afterglow’ from Fews and sun-soaked Anchorsong’s remix
“Waves of synths wash across the record, while swirling, reverb-heavy guitars create its undercurrent” CMU Approved
“Their xx-meets-Jon Hopkins ambience sees The fin.’s cinematic tendencies take the fore” DIY
“Featuring symphonic arpeggios, minimalist instrumentation and spaced-out vocals, The fin. truly capture a quiet euphoria” Earmilk
“A mesmeric ebb and flow” Little Indie Blogs
Listen/share: The fin. ‘Afterglow’ FEWS Remix HERE
Listen/share: The fin. ‘Afterglow’ Anchorsong Remix HERE
About Afterglow (Fews remix)
A ten-minute opus of ambient noise, murmuring beats and musical abstraction, the Fews remix of ‘Afterglow’ reduces the song to its raw elements and juxtaposes them with Fews’ own ominous synth lines. Isolated guitars emerge from the musical ether and duet with each other soaked in delay. Abrasive saw wave synths and a house style four-on-the-floor beat puts the skygazing elements of the original through an industrial metamorphosis. Less a remix, more a complete re-imagining.
About Afterglow (Anchorsong remix)
Anchorsong’s take on Afterglow retains the woozy and narcotising summer vibes of the original, replacing the angular rock psychedelia with a dance beat embellished with late Daft Punk funk-isms. It’s a post-rave comedown number that also sounds at home coasting down Ocean Drive in a convertible Cadillac.
About Pale Blue
Arriving just in time for the start of summer proper, ‘Pale Blue’ is a sun-bleached slice of disco-tinged lysergia akin to Currents era Tame Impala. Yuto Uchino’s infectious melodies have a hint of Bee Gees’ irresistibility about them, and his impressive full-bodied production approach builds towering walls of synth and funk guitars around his hooks. The organic and electronic elements warp and merge tactfully to make a heady musical trip. It’s the second track to be taken from new album following ‘Afterglow’, the LP is expected to land next year.
About The fin.
The fin. are a group comprised of Yuto Uchino (vocals and synths), Ryosuke Odagaki (guitar), and Kaoru Nakazawa (drums / bass). Since their formation in 2012 as an extension of Yuto’s musical vision (he wrote and recorded their initial records in his bedroom), they’ve performed to thousands of rapturous fans at major festivals including Fuji Rock, SXSW and Rising Sun. Staking their claim on America in 2015, they embarked on a major tour there, which included a performance at SXSW, before signing to Lost In The Manor the same year to release their debut UK EP ‘Night Time’. Last year’s ‘Through The Deep’ EP was a cleverly refined follow-up and it prefaced their decision to move to London that autumn. Their tenure here has seen them develop themselves artistically through collaborations writing, recording, and touring with a wealth of British artists and producers like Brad Spence, All We Are, Ten Fe, Circa Waves, Last Shadow Puppets, Petite Noir, FEWS, Anchorsong, Slow Dance and many more. They’ve just finished a world tour that included the UK, Japan, USA, China, Thailand and Malaysia along with a showcase at SXSW and another to come at The Great Escape. Praise has built quickly around the group and they’ve achieved over two million Spotify plays for their stylish Europhile blend of synth-pop, chillwave and dream-pop, complete with English lyrics addressing universal themes of everyday uncertainties. Latest single ‘Afterglow’ will be remixed by FEWS and Anchorsong (a huge fan of the band having played at their all-nighter parties in East London), and with it they’re evidently reaching the zenith of their artistic maturity, making vital and exciting new music for the road ahead. Pertinently, The fin. are a reflection of the idea that music is rooted in feeling and not borders.
See The fin. Live:
July 24th – Liquid Room, Japan
July 29th – Fuji Rock Festival, Japan
July 30th – Valley Rock Festival, South Korea
August 10th – The Finsbury