EXCLUSIVE Interview: Finch Talk Their Reunion, Tour & Their Fans!
Whether you have been a fan of Finch from day one or you are just hearing of them for first time, you will LOVE this interview!The band has reunited and has some great things in store for you all…like a new album that comes out TOMORROW!
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For anyone who has yet to check Finch out, how would you describe the band in 3 words?
I guess I would say… ear shattering freaks
What do you feel has been your most legendary song?
You’d have to say “What It Is To Burn”, that song is responsible for a large part of the bands success and one we’re proud of and have fun playing every night. That being said, I feel like we are looking towards the future and there are songs on the new record that have that kind of weight to them, what ends up translating to the listener is not really up to us… we’ve got some real epics in our catalogue from “Ender”, to “Chinese Organ Thieves”. To me it comes down to what songs feel great to play and right now we’re really enjoying rehearsing and playing a big chunk of the catalogue.
What is the best advice you can give to anyone trying to follow their dreams?
It comes down to practice and honing your craft, whether it’s music or anything else. There are no short cuts, you have to get good at what you’re doing and dedicate your entire life to those dreams. Don’t be afraid of failure, anyone that has ever reached a goal or found success with their craft will tell you that there is much more failure along the way then maybe they anticipated. To me, failure is a motivator… how can I do it better next time? What is it that I’m not doing well? Finding the answer to those things and pushing through is a big part of following your dreams and hopefully achieving what you want to achieve.
What is the most challenging part of being a musician?
Dedicating enough time to learn your instrument and learn how to write a song or put arrangements together is the first hurdle I guess, after that it’s a challenging lifestyle of being on the road and being a freak to the outside world… but all that is actually quite enjoyable after a while!
You guys have a tour coming up in October, what can the fans expect from your live performance?
We’re going to be playing new songs off of ‘Back To Oblivion’ and a bunch of songs off of ‘What It Is To Burn’ and Say ‘Hello To Sunshine’, I’m really looking forward to playing what will probably be the most comprehensive Finch set ever! We’re putting some production stuff together as well… but honestly the best part of a finch show is the people that show up and sing ever word, that always surprises me and
What inspired you all to rally up the troops and be a full-time band again?
Our manager Andy Harris got us back together to do the anniversary tour last year, and just the power of those shows and the songs really motivated us to start writing and really dedicate ourselves to a new record, the songs that came out of us and how it felt to be playing new songs together that we were really proud of… it makes it pretty easy to say ‘yea let’s do it for real’
If you could design your dream tour bus, what would it look like?
It would absolutely look like the inside of the Millennium Falcon, but with a hot tub.
What is your favorite song to perform live?
For me, it changes almost every night, I’m always surprised by old songs that have new life breathed into them. On our last tour through Asia and UK I guess my favorite song was our new song “Two Guns To The Temple” it’s got great energy.
Pick one song off the new album ‘ Back To Oblivion’ and tell us what inspired the lyrics!
I can’t totally speak to the lyrics because Nate writes all his own lyrics, but I know that he was working off of the idea of Oblivion, and what that is to him or to other people. I think that song ‘Back To Oblivion’ sparked a lot of ideas for him and he was able to create a little world for himself to dream up ideas and stories he wanted to tell.
Any last words for your fans and readers!
Thanks for all the years of support, we would not be doing what we’re doing without our fans! Make sure and grab the new album and a ticket to one the upcoming shows, come find us and say hi!