Album release: These Are The Good Old Days by The Finest Hour
Release date: 1 October 2012
“Absolutely brilliant.” - BBC Raw Talent
“The guys mix flavours of indie, rock and ska vibes to produce infectious grooves with terrace anthem lyrics carrying a veiled social comment.” - AltSounds
This impressive debut album from The Finest Hour is packed full of confidence, ambition and an energetic trip through several different musical genres.
With its big chorus, overdriven guitar and cymbal smashing drum tracks, the opening track Never Heard of Dylan highlights the band’s ability to play feel-good summer rock; later on in the album, tracks like Pocket Change showcase the wider range of influences behind the album, which manages to take in punk, ska and spirited anthemic rock whilst still maintaining a solid coherence throughout and delivering consistently strong melodies.
Based in the Cleethorpes/Grimsby area of Lincolnshire, The Finest Hour draw their influence from indie, punk, ska and folk. They have toured the UK extensively, playing alongside the likes of Neville Staple, Chris Helme & The Yards, Mystery Jets, Orphan Boy, and Zane Lowe. The band's taste in venue is as diverse as their taste in music – recent gigs included a set on an ice-cream parlour roof; a 4am performance in a Travelodge at King Cross; and a concert in the kitchen of a halls of residence in Salford.
In the build-up to the release, the band recently released a free download of the opening track Never Heard Of Dylan (available from their Bandcamp page) and picked up airplay from John Kennedy at XFM.
This record not only showcases what The Finest Hour can emulate, but also gives clear insight into the direction in which they want to head. These Are The Good Old Days offers a fine introduction to their music, and bags of promise.
The band will be playing a promotional tour throughout September playing eight dates:
- Saturday 25th August at The Roadhouse, Manchester
- Saturday 1st September - Sheffield - Britfest (afternoon slot)
- Saturday 1st September - Scunthorpe - Lincoln Imp (w/ Danny Mahon and Deadbeat Echoes)
- Wednesday 5th September - West Street Live - Sheffield
- Thursday 6th September - Duke Of Cumberland - Cottingham, Hull
- Tuesday 11th September at The Sesh, Linnet & Lark in Hull
- Thursday 13th September – The Variety – Preston
- Friday 14th September - Grimsby - Spider's Web
- Saturday 29th September - Doncaster - Vintage Rock Bar
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