MEB contributing writer M.J. Rawls briefly caught up with Israel rock band, Tiny Fingers to talk about their inspirations, their newest video for the track “The Fall”, and future plans for 2015.
MEB: How long have you been playing your particular instrument or been in a band together?
TF:We have been making music for about 15 years.
Who are some of the artists who have inspired you with all the different genres that you incorporate into Tiny Fingers
Bob Marley, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tribe called Quest, Roots Manuva, Bach, Rage Against The Machine, and Jonny Greenwood.
With being from Israel, has traveling the world influenced on what type of music you write?
Yes, everything we do influences our music. We’ve played in China and India in the last year and it was a crazy experience for us. It was definitely an eye opener playing for 20 million people when we are from a small town that has only 7 million people. We understand that our music is global and could impact all kinds of listeners.
Your new video, “The Fall”, just premiered on Noisey and the music corresponds well with the theme of the video. Do you guys have visuals in mind when writing songs because it seems like the music has a very visual element?
Our music tends to express specific moods and feelings in each song. Some songs relate directly to events in our lives. Our main goal while playing together is that we are all on the same page.
From your collections, “We Are Being Held By The Dispatcher” and the span of your career, what would be your favorite album of yours and why?
All our albums mirror where our lives are now and were in the past. We have a hard time picking our favorite album. For now, we feel our latest album is our most deep and expressive work to date. It reveals a more intimate sound that brings our fans closer.
What are your plans for the rest of 2015? Are there any plans to come to the U.S?
The rest of the year we will be touring a lot. We will tour in Europe, India, and probably China. We even have a new album that is ready to be released and hope to come back to the U.S as soon as possible.