Fink is an indie folk singer songwriter from Brighton who is signed to the independent Ninja Tune label, along with other artists like Roots Manuva and Wiley. With four albums under his belt and 20,000 tickets sold across the breadth of 14 countries in Europe – Fink has decided to release a live album: ‘Wheels Turn Beneath My Feet’
A respected songwriter in his field, he has previously leant his talents to John Legend, Professor Green and Amy Winehouse, of whom he co-wrote the track ‘Half Time’ with.
Live albums for a lot of artists are often unnecessary, and sometimes even downright boring. This format hugely compliments Fink though, a renowned room silencer, his compositions are accordingly moody, emotional and sound even crisper and more commanding live.
He has compiled the most stunning moments of his recent ‘Perfect Darkness’ tour, mixing his latest album with supplementary crowd pleasers that are cherry picked from his lengthy career. His vocal style can be almost jazzy at times, this can be heard in lavish proportions on opener ‘Biscuits’.
‘Wheels Turn Beneath My Feet’ is a real treat for devoted Fink fans – and may even bag him some new followers. The album doesn’t differ much in the sense of tone though, remaining characteristically sombre and morose throughout, but in reflective and creative manner. Indie folk is a little oversubscribed, but he certainly packs more of a punch than Ben Howard ever could.