Artist – Finniston

Posted by admin on November 7th, 2005

  • Band / Artist : Finniston
  • Genre : Pop / Rock
  • Sample Track Download : Peace of Mind
  • Buy CD : Buy
  • Buy Digital Download : N/A
  • Rating : 9 out of 10

Finniston are the creation of brother and sister, Steven Finnie and Jolene Crawford. Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, they produce a fabulous acoustic sound that’s very easy on the ear and soothing to the soul. I first found out about this band from the Tartan Podcast, which covers indie music from Scotland. There are two songs downloadable from the website:

Another Love Song
This is a real up tempo acoustic song with a great driving beat. The harmonies are nicely done and the song has that feelgood factor.

Peace of Mind
This is my favorite track and one I’ve played over and over again. The laid back acoustic guitar is really beautiful. I’m a sucker for songs like this. It’s very reminiscent of a Beatles song, think Blackbird or Julia.

I must say I’ve listened to the 2 downloadable tracks numerous times and will definitely pick up the EP ‘popular music that will live forever’ which comprises of 6 tracks, including the 2 downloadable from the web, once I have got some spare change to rub together (4 children are expensive). At just 5 quid ($8 US), it’s certainly value for money, but with a limited run of just 100, you’d better be quick as this is sure to sell out pretty quickly. My only criticism is that the EP isn’t available electronically, as this is the way I prefer to purchase most of my music nowadays, but that’s all small potatoes.

Conclusion : I’ve only heard the above two tracks and a few tracks via the Tartan Podcast and I’ve loved everything I’ve heard. This is surely a band with a bright future and one I will be tracking closely.

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