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FEEDING FINGERS

Napoli, Italy | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | INDIE

Napoli, Italy | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2006
Band Rock Post-punk

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FEEDING FINGERS @ Black Hole

Molise, ITA

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"... a decadent marriage of pessimism united with depressed and loveable melancholy... with a romantic sense of emotional abandonment and of beauty..."
- - Darkroom Magazine (Italy) - Darkroom Magazine (Italy)


"... the suffering and charismatic voice of Justin Curfman, who has a unique way of phrasing songs, gives the band its emotional, characteristic and individual touch..." - PromoFabrik (Germany)


"... resonates with a tragic and ethereal beauty, painting complex pictures of desolation..." - Don't Panic (Singapore)


"...gives us that dim, melancholy feeling our inner '80s teenagers desire." - Babble & Beat Magazine (USA)


"... finally a band that has achieved the unachievable: bringing us back to the sound of the early 80's... I literally had goosebumps when I heard his voice... Justin Curfman gives everything he's got and it's so beautiful I almost have to cry..." - MusicMeter (Holland)


"... distant and shadowy, yet not necessarily pop-averse... makes for perfect listening during post-midnight hours..." - Stomp & Stammer Music Magazine (USA)


"Here lies a noble attempt at traditional gothic beauty... Curfman’s mournful cries echo in the distance, veiled in a gauze of reverb... standout track “Fireflies Make Us Sick” might as well have been written by Depeche Mode themselves... unusual versatility... Curfman proves he can wallow with the best of them or move you to the dance floor." - Performer Magazine (USA)


"... (Feeding Fingers) are the contemporary masters of their genre... " - Dark Entries (Germany)


"... darkly romantic... full of throbbing, single-note bass, alternately soaring and screeching guitar lines, icy-cold drum lines and vocals which are a mourning wail... I like this a whole hell of a lot." - Flagpole Magazine - USA


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Feeding Fingers
is a rock band founded by artist Justin Curfman in 2006 in the USA and later relocated to Europe in 2010.
The group released their first full-length album, Wound in Wall, in 2007 as a joint effort between Stickfigure Records and Curfman's media company, Tephramedia. The album was well received and
drew comparisons to the earlier works of post-punk groups such as The
Cure, Joy Division, Echo & the Bunnymen, Siouxsie and the Banshees
and Cocteau Twins.

Since the release of Wound in Wall,
Feeding Fingers have regularly performed live in the U.S and Europe.
They have also appeared on several radio broadcasts (including two live
acoustic shows on NPR).
Their second album, Baby Teeth was released in the U.S. in January 2009 and internationally
in March 2009 by Stickfigure and Tephramedia. The album found a place on the Alternative Top 100 in Portugal. 

During this time, Feeding Fingers began
touring the U.S. extensively, including dates in New York and opening
slots with IAMX and others. In the latter half of 2009, Curfman
announced that the production of the band's third album was nearing
completion. The title track of the album, "Detach Me From My Head", and
the song "I Am a Brutal Little Boy" appeared online and later in the
band's live setlist in Europe, debuting in Bucharest, Romania at Control
Club during the band's first tour of Europe. In March 2010, Feeding Fingers embarked on
their first European tour, playing in the Netherlands, Romania, Poland
and Italy, where they shared the bill with electropunk icons Nitzer Ebb. Curfman relocated to Germany shortly afterward. The band's third album, titled Detach Me From My Head,
was released exclusively by Tephramedia on September 28, 2010. The
critically acclaimed album was co-produced by James “Coyote J” Battan
and David Israel Nunez. In the winter of 2011, Curfman led Feeding
Fingers on a short East Coast tour of
the United States to promote the release of Detach Me From My Head, including a notable show in New York City supporting David J. (former bassist for Bauhaus and Love & Rockets).
In the spring of 2010, Curfman began
production in Cologne, Germany on what was to become Feeding Fingers’
fourth full-length album, The Occupant. Production on the album
moved east with Curfman into Ingolstadt in
2011, then finally settled in Salzburg, Austria from early 2012 through the winter of 2013. The album
was completed inside the halls of the Mozarteum University of Salzburg
and the Salzburg Musikum with support from listeners through a
successful Kickstarter campaign and from the group’s management and
production partners (Nunez, Battan, Dana Culling and Paul Burke). Throughout the production of The Occupant,
Curfman enlisted assistance from the
Salzburger Boys Choir, violinist Maja Backovic and
others.
In an effort to “expand the musical
vocabulary of the group”, Curfman strayed away from Feeding Fingers’
more familiar guitar, drum and bass-driven pieces (though not entirely)
in favor of composing music on a theremin, kalimbas, glockenspiels, a
ukulele, an array of pianos and a hand-cranked, punch-card music box.
Curfman not only expanded the group’s vocabulary, but the group’s
language itself, with opening track “Eine Einladung in Ihr Gesicht mit
Liebe geschnitzt”, a song written by Curfman entirely in German and
performed by soloist Jonas Binder, a member of the Salzburger Boys
Choir. The Occupant was released digitally
by Tephramedia on January 29, 2013 along with the release of the first
official music video for the album, “I Am No One That I Know”. A
worldwide physical CD retail release followed on January 31.
Feeding Fingers completed their second tour
of Europe in April 2014, including dates in Italy, Holland, Poland and the UK, including an appearance at the biannual Whitby
Goth Weekend in North Yorkshire, England. During the late spring of 2014, Curfman announced that he had begun work on a triple album titled Attend, produced by Battan and Culling, He said, "This is the largest creative endeavor of my entire life." Curfman released the single "Your Candied
Laughter Crawls" on January 3, 2015, accompanied by a music video by
Lapcevic. It was followed by a second single, "Polaroid Papercuts", with
accompanying music video by Ronny Carlsson, released on March 16.

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