The fin.

Japanese pop with strong British influences

Wednesday 6th January 2016

Despite their origins in the Japanese city of Kobe, Osaka Bay, and a growing home fan base, four-piece pop band, The fin. have a distinctly British European sound. The dreamy quality of their synth and guitar driven melodies, along with Yuto Uchino's soprano English language vocals, could be drawing inspiration from Cocteau Twins, Lush, Slowdive, Dubstar, The Lightning Seeds or Metronomy to name but a few. A new perspective on some familiar musical territory.

‘Night Time’ is the lead track from The fin.’s first UK release, an E.P. of the same name, out now. Watch the video below.

“When I wrote ‘Night Time’, I was living far from a train station. If I missed the last train, I walked back home alone in the middle of the night. There were no cars, no people and sometimes no lights. But I had a lot of things in my head, such as past memories, hopes and fears. All of them turned into this song.” Yuto Uchino, vocals.

As well as the title track, the EP contains 3 other tracks and a remix of 'Night Time' by noirwave musician Petite Noir, which completely repositions the components of the song to great effect.

Since forming in 2012, The fin. have performed at major Japanese festivals including Fuji Rock, Rising Sun and Viva La Rock, and last year completed their first tour in the US which included SXSW. The UK release of 'Night Time' hopefully heralds live dates in the UK soon.

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