Israeli band Tiny Fingers makes its India debut at Saarang today
With a line-up of big names—from a talk by Anita Nair to performances by Karnivool, Thermal Projekt and Sunidhi Chauhan—IIT Madras’s cultural event, Saarang, is big this year. One of the highlights is Tiny Fingers, a four-man band, that is embarking on its first tour of the country, with a performance in the city. More from them:
Tell us about the band.
We formed in 2009. In the beginning, we were just friends that jammed together, but we built our own studio and just stayed there for a long time, exploring sounds and music. By 2012, we’d recorded four albums and started to tour all over the world.
Can you sum up your sound?
Each of us comes from a different musical place—from metal to classical music, electronics, and even Brazilian music. We always look to blend things to create the Tiny Fingers vibe. We don’t want to be attached to specific genres or movements.
Any musical influences though?
Of course we have them, but it’s not like we’re trying to sound like any other band. We like The Mars Volta and John Fruschiante. We love the 70’s vibes too—Hendrix and Pink Floyd. But we also rate Dub and Hip Hop.
What can we expect from this gig?
We play a different set every show, so we can feel the vibe and create a trip that’s right. We just finished recording and mixing our new album, so you can expect new tracks, as well as favourites like Demands. We’re excited to come to India for the first time.
Today at 6 pm. At IIT Madras. Details: saarang.org
Maegan Dobson Sippy