04-07.04

Feeding Fingers bring their brand of experimental-everything to Finland

Formed in 2006 by multi-media artist Justin Curfman, Feeding Fingers began life as an Atlanta post-punk trio and has evolved into an internationally connected musical project with intermittent members from the USA, Germany, Austria, and Italy. Nearly impossible to pigeonhole, Feeding Fingers invokes such disparate genres as darkwave and avant-garde, krautrock, world fusion, and almost anything one could name in between. Its reinvention process spans across five albums and nine years, from young Curfman’s angst-ridden Wound In Wall (2007) to what is his crowning musical achievement to date, the triple-length magnum opus, Attend (2016). The journey has always been a closely personal one, from the intense anger and sparse loneliness inherent in Baby Teeth (2009) through the hopes reconciled with fatalism in Detach Me From My Head (2010), and into The Occupant (2013)’s quietly brilliant breakthrough, beginning the metamorphosis which made Attend possible. Through its various lineups, Curfman remains at Feeding Fingers’ core; his is the voice through which the music speaks, and although many people have brought the project into being over the years, it is he who remains its heart and soul. Feeding Fingers is the machination of what lies within Curfman – and it manifests in the darkness dancing within every single one of us. Through the haunting beauty of the vocals, the melodic schism between dream logic and the heavenly hidden within the ordinary, the music of Feeding Fingers continues to resonate with truth, and the quivering fragility held flickering like fireflies in a jar.
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Support in Helsinki and Seinäjoki comes from Spokesman, a reasonably new Helsinki based 4-piece full of experience who wanted to try something out of their comfort-zone by forming a post-punk band. Quickly realising their strengths, the band started to experiment with adding progressive elements and their sound has continued to develop ever since. The band released their first self-titled EP in October and completed a short but successful European tour in support of US rockers MAGNUSON during the same month. The band are currently writing their debut album.
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Also supporting in Helsinki are Hexdrive. Where one may steal a glimpse of spectral lights reflected enigmatically from lenses of cheap mirror shades in the dark… Where the clatter of spiked onyx heels reverberates in neon hallways… Twilit courtyards follow each other welcoming us to delve deeper into this arabesque labyrinth… Where ethereal fumes from batrachian-operated gas stations herald the coming age of pandaemonic wonders, terrors and machines… Through these funereal landscapes we are driven, guided merely by our dreams of virtuous vices and cherished by whisperings of ill angels only…
HEXDRIVE – Step right up and enter our world of mysterious obsessions!
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Local support in Seinäjoki comes from Pensalenkkarit.
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Wednesday 4th April – Dynamo, Turku Facebook event page
Thursday 5th April – Lepakkomies, Helsinki Facebook event page
Saturday 7th April – Holy Smoke, Seinäjoki Facebook event page