November 15, 2011
On any continent The fin. are a rock and roll revelation and one of the most original rock bands going today. Channeling the classic rock innovators of the past The fin. walk a fine line in modern rock as they spin their own brand of electronic distortion, rhythm and blues based guitar riffs, all while their frontman’s dynamic voice brings this amazing music all together under one band.
From Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, The fin. are comprised of lead singer Uchino Yuto, guitarist Odagaki Ryosuke, bass player Miyasako Hideyuki and drummer Shibano Koji. Defining their own role in rock, The fin. aspire to music that isn’t pop but is popular.
Please introduce yourself. Who are the members of The fin. and what instruments and brands of instruments do you play?
The fin. are Uchino Yuto( Vocal and guitar), Odagaki Ryosuke(Guitar and Backing vocal), Miyasako Hideyuki (Bass and Backing vocal), Shibano Koji (Drums and Backing vocal).
Guitar: Fender Stratocaster 62′s model, Gibson 335S, Yamaki(Acoustic guitar).
Drums:Orange county Drums and Percussion (Snare).
When were The fin. formed?
We were formed in japan in 2010.
What inspired you to pick up your first instrument and how old were you?
I was inspired by The Beatles when I was was 15 years old. I listened to their songs every day, and often copied them.
The fin. released a new single You Know What is Done on 2011/10/9, where can fans buy the CD?
You can buy our CD at our live events.
Remembering back to The fin. first time in front of a live audience, what comes to mind?
We were very excited and felt great vibes from the audience, and music.
What has been your biggest triumph as The fin.?
Our biggest triumph is having won the contest of Kyoto Student Music Award.
Let’s hear a little about your tastes not related to music ― Could you name some of your favorite books or movies?
My favorite authors are Haruki Murakami and Kotaro Isaka.
This is your chance to promote your CDs, bands, tours, websites & gear – what should fans be looking for from The fin. in 2012?
We are going to write a lot of new songs, and grow up to be the better band, with much more originality.
Is there anything you’d like to say to your fans all over the world?
We expect that we will meet you at the place and time in the world – which we don’t know yet.
I would like to thank The fin. for their participation in this interview.
~Denise Smith (interview 2011.11.15)