NAS 10 Questions with Fin the Chaef

[Interview Number 26]


This time, we get to know Fin the Chaef whose track "Lass es Asche regnen" is out now. Their music is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.


Link To New Artist Spotlight Playlists:

https://www.newartistspotlight.org/playlists


Okay, let’s get into the Ten questions for Fin the Chaef!


𝟭. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗯𝘆?


We are five guys from northern Germany. Our common hobby is creating music the exceeds expectations compared to what's around in our region. This means: a crossover between different music genres, mixing up all kinds of styles and creating something that's never been there before. What's our hobby? Igniting people's passion for music!


𝟮. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰/𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻


As can be expected from five different personalities, everyone of us has a different background story. We all started with listening to different kinds of music. This is why there are so many influences in our music: metal, rap, punk, alternative, ... you name it!

𝟯. 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀?


The first and oldest influence is Rage Against the Machine. Besides that, we have different and rather spontaneous influences that can change on a weekly basis. On one Tuesday, Vincent might come in and have some ideas based on German rap music. On another Tuesday, Malte might come by and bring his latest discovery from the Punkrock market. Reik has also brought influences from Rammstein with him - a totally new aspect to our music (if you want a more detailed list: Such a Surge, Dendemann, Swiss und die Anderen, Ferris MC, Hed P.E., KoRn, ...).


𝟰. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰?


The band started back in 2011. Back then, we had a different style with different people: More Punkrock elements and English lyrics. As music does in general, Fin the Chef has also been evolving over the course of time. So the question can be answered with another question: How often can you actually begin making music? With every new member, we had a new beginning.


𝟱. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆?


Our goal is to create music that tells people our stories. We want to reach those people and fascinate them during a concert. We want to get out of our local region and travel to different destinations with different crowds. In the end, we might even end up selling one or two records.


𝟲. 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗯𝗲?


Give us a location and we play it. Bring some friends, and we'll even enjoy it. It doesn't matter where - it doesn't matter when. Currently, the only thing that does matter is THAT we play.


𝟳. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗴?


"Killing in the Name" by Rage against the Machine


𝟴. 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?


A few years ago, we had a big concert. There were more people than at any other concert before that. So we composed an intro, structured a track that was supposed to fuel the crowd with excitement. First, the drummer entered the stage and he began playing. Then the others joined him and built up the tension. At some point, the plan was the the entire band stops playing except for the lead guitar. By adding some Wha-Wha-action to it, the atmosphere was supposed to be perfect. BUT: The pedal didn't work. Instead of enjoying an excellent break with a sick guitar riff, the entire room was dead silent. Then, the laughing started - but by the band itself.


𝟵. 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?


We are proud to say that we have managed to produce our album without any external help - a complete DIY-project. With a lot of work, a little bit of money (or a bit more...) and a few helping hands, we were able to create a roughly 45 minute long album. Besides that, we were able to create a few videos.


𝟭𝟬. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲?


We are still waiting for an answer by Pink and Miley Cyrus. It appears that they're utterly busy at the moment, but maybe - some day - they might text back and accept our invitation. Then what? We'll see about that...


"Lass es Asche regnen" on Spotify


https://open.spotify.com/track/1mlgnXsCN2xfmIn4ozymJF?si=7sZHjNE0TQachh3qHUZJwQ


and follow their Instagram


https://www.instagram.com/finthechaef/


You will not be disappointed!


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