Friday, 29 May 2015

FiniTribe - A New Testimony

When Edinburgh's electronic dance pioneers FiniTribe returned to active duty in 2014 with a set of remixes of their 1980s Acid anthem, De Testimony, it marked the low-key resurgence of one of the most eclectic operations to ever emerge from a club culture that saw them emerge from Edinburgh's post-punk scene in 1984 to release material through Wax Trax, One Little Indian and FFFR, subverting nursery rhyme Old MacDonald to wind up the ubiquitous hamburger joint en route.

Since their 1998 album, the more downbeat Sleazy Listening, former member Philip Pinsky has become a successful composer for theatre, with the current line up of fellow originals Davie Miller and John Vick now formally known as FiniTribe with A Finiflex Production in a nod to their old studio base.

Since returning, the new incarnation of FiniTribe have played with fellow clubland auteurs 808 State, and are slowly but surely becoming key players in an underground scene personified both by Glasgow's Poetry Club, where they play next week, and by Edinburgh's live mixed media night Neu! Reekie! At the latter they share a bill with Young Fathers and Andrew Weatherall a few days after the Poetry Club show. Like Weatherall, Miller and Vick are constantly reinventing themselves to remain a vital pan-generational force of experimental beats produced to seduce to.

FiniTribe with A Finiflex Production, Hausfrau and DJ Moggieboy, Poetry Club, Glasgow, June 5th. FiniTribe will also appear with Young Fathers and Andrew Weatherall at Neu! Reekie!'s #UntitledLive, Central Hall, Edinburgh, June 9th.

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