Spy v's Spy , Midnight Oil, The Living End, Souxie and The Banshees
Mick Bristow - Vocals/guitar, Stav Tsolakides - Bass guitar, Bevan Bancroft - drums
Rock, New Wave, Goth Rock
The Pretty Fingers
‘The Pretty Fingers’ are an Australian alternative-rock outfit, originating from Redcliffe Peninsula in Queensland. Their sound is versatile insofar as its sense of innovation; the grit, passion, and rhythm of Australian classic and modern rock is prominent, echoing the spirit contained in the great Australian pub rock bands such as Midnight Oil, The Living End, and Spy vs. Spy. This is complimented by undertones of iconic British alt-rock - from the dirty licks inspired by Kasabian, to the rawness found in Radiohead’s, ‘Pablo Honey’ - which, together form the canvas upon which frontman, and guitarist, Mick Bristow brings an Iron Maiden-meets-Kaiser Chiefs lead vocal that is naturally punctuated by his native accent.
Having formed in 2011, the 3-piece group from Brisbane have been musicians since childhood, albeit independently. This was until bassist, Stav Tsolakides, and Mick, came together on the road, gigging with a showband for 3 years before joining forces with local drum talent, Bevan Bancroft, soonafter.
From here the band have had five releases, which include the single, ‘The Devil Loves You Too’ in 2014; ‘The Fickle Finger of Fate’ EP in 2015; and most recently, the single, ‘One Horse Town’ (March, 2016). These have received airplay both locally and internationally, with consistent airtime on Brisbane station, 4ZZZfm; Melbourne’s PBSfm; Gashouse Radio from Philadelphia, USA; and Switch FM radio in Birmingham, UK. Also several Fingers tunes have been featured on the Homegrown radio segment of popular national radio station, TripleM. Their soon-to-be-released single entitled ‘You're My Friend’ drops in May 2018, and is definitely worth keeping an ear out for.
The band is a unique live act that sets out to create a compelling narrative for its audience with a cascading, yet energetic structure that ensures interest and drive throughout the set (with the occasional grandstand encore).
To hear more, and to keep with the latest from the ‘The Pretty Fingers’, you can find them on Facebook, Youtube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, and Reverbnation.