Late 2011 and 2012 saw fiN rise to early success with the release of their first four singles on limited edition 7” vinyl, sold out shows at London’s The Borderline and Bush Hall and extensive touring across Europe supporting such names as Muse, The Kooks, Incubus and Feeder to name a few.
Along the way fiN have performed to over 100,000 people, accumulated 200,000 YouTube hits on videos shot and edited together by the band themselves and built the strong foundations of a keen fan-base eager for more.
fiN were formed in late 2009 by four friends from Wandsworth – Luke Joyce (25, vocals), Jonny Garner (25, guitar), Simon Harding (26, drums) and Kerry Lambert (26, bass). Their goal was to create something unique, taking their influences; dEUS, Pearl Jam and The Smashing Pumpkins, and the main elements of alternative rock and creating something innovative and unexpected out of it.
Debut single ‘The Artisan’, an almost entirely instrumental track which blends the epic darkness of Radiohead and the rock frenzy of Foo Fighters, brought fiN early adopters including XFM’s Mary Anne Hobbs who made it her single of the week. The singles “Everybody Dies Alone”, “Twenty Three” and “Life Is Wasted On The Living” followed, all adorned with iconic images of famous British inventors created by the band. These were released on the bands own label Artisan Records.
2013 brought the release of the collection of singles together for the first time. Set for digital release on 25th March and including previously unreleased tracks and bonus material, Life Is Wasted On The Living is available from iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Recorded by the band and mixed by Adrian Bushby (Two Door Cinema Club, Foo Fighters, Muse) it is a debut of epic scale and vast ambition.