Fink – Folk/Indie
Fink, aka Fin Greenall, is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and DJ, born in Cornwall and currently based in Brighton.
Since the 2006 release of his album Biscuits for Breakfast, the name Fink has also referred to the recording and touring trio fronted by Greenall himself, completed by Guy Whittaker (bass) and Tim Thornton (drums).
Best known for the 2007 song “This is the Thing” and the 2011 album Perfect Darkness, Fink is signed to independent record label Ninja Tune Records.
On March 27, 2011, the track “Perfect Darkness” was made available for free download via the band’s website, followed by the album release on June 13. The critical reception the album received was positive, with the United Kingdom Guardian’s Caroline Sullivan describing it as a “delight… achieves such loveliness you don’t want it to end”, and the BBC’s Ian Wade calling the set “a writhing, surprisingly meaty addition to the over-crowded singer-songwriter genre.”
In February 2012, Fink played their largest headline show to date, at London’s 1,400 capacity Koko in Camden Town.
I caught him at the Meadowlands Festival 2012 and I’ve been really impressed; he has enough individuality as not to get brushed aside with the prefix ‘just another’ folk songwriter.