Fink

Living the Dream

Tim Thornton | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

He recoils with a faintly amused expression on his face, shrugs, then glances around for an appropriate piece of hardware with which to impale me. He seizes a nearby spare mic stand, and so begins a Tom and Jerry style chase around the backstage area, me leaping over flight cases and knocking guitars to the floor in my efforts to escape... My tour bus dreams are getting stranger.

Why it's OK to Not Do Encores at Festivals

Tim Thornton | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

There is one situation in which an encore is definitely not such a good idea. Frowned upon, in fact, by just about everyone in the venue apart from the audience cheering for it. And that situation is a festival. For a festival to be a success, it must run on time.

Festivals: Randoms, Biggies and Nice Surprises

Tim Thornton | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

This summer, Fink - as well as releasing a new album, preparing for an American/European tour and generally planning other modest things like global domination - will be spending a sizeable portion of time playing festivals. You know about festivals.

An Extreme Beginner's Guide to Composing Movie Scores

Tim Thornton | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Way back in the rainy summer of 2010 - when Wikileaks was busy leaking, a volcano in Iceland was busy erupting and Gordon Brown was busy packing - my old university chum Damian Samuels contacted me to say he was making a short film.

Google's Rap Video Is Not Quite As Bad As It Sounds

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Tech

If you were looking for the next fresh sound in hip-hop, you might turn to Google. But if you did, we'd wager you'd be using the search engine - n...

Fink... The Long-Weekend in India

Tim Thornton | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

This has been said before, in many different ways, languages and levels of exasperation, but I'll reiterate: Mumbai is fucking crazy. Twelve and a half million people living on an island less than half the size of London.

California...Take it all the Way Home

Tim Thornton | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Apologies to anyone who came to see us in New York, Chicago or any of the Canadian shows, but LA stormed in as our best gig of the tour. The room was big and packed, the sound was thumping and we played an absolute corker, even if I say so myself.

Long Drives and Bed Bugs

Tim Thornton | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Coming out of Montana and into Idaho was so dramatic I almost parked the van and cracked into a few poems.

Canada, the Midwest, Montreal Junkies and Not-So-Pleasant Border Guards

Tim Thornton | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Minneapolis. I don't know about you, but when I think of Minneapolis (and granted, it's not often) I imagine somewhere quite westerly within the whole US of A scheme of things. Today I am finding out quite how wrong I am. It's not in the west. It's not even in the middle. Look at a map. It's in the east.

The East Coast, Shifting Tree Branches, Gas Station Confusion and Pleasant Border Guards

Tim Thornton | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

It's big. It's got tall buildings. It speaks French. It has strange red flashing traffic lights that confuse the hell out of us. It's like a cross between a North American city (which it is), a Scottish city like Aberdeen or Edinburgh (which it isn't), and in some strange way (and I'm really gonna get lambasted for this one) - Sydney. Where am I?

Fink in the USA... And Canada

Tim Thornton | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Throughout British rock'n'roll history, the USA has been an elusive, tantalising territory. Rather like an enormous, vertically rock-faced mountain with a finger-lickin' banquet hot and ready at the top, but with a steaming inferno populated by ravenous fire-resistant crocodiles lying in wait at the bottom, it has both lured and repelled practically every half-successful UK act since The Beatles first cheesily waved from the tarmac at JFK in 1964.