Interview: Fine Fine Titans Talk Music
Formerly 2-piece band Fine Fine Titans have fine-tuned their sound with the addition of two bandmates and are bringing us their post-hardcore sound. They took some time out to talk to us about whats going on in their world!
How did Fine Fine Titans come together?
Jump back to 2010…Evan and I took a few years off from playing music regularly (with other people) and we found ourselves lost in a sea of dead-end dreams. So we decided to quit playing games, stop working jobs that we hated and start living again. We moved from metro Detroit to Grand Rapids, found a few people to start writing music with and after a whirlwind of various members, we’re still here as a band almost 4 years later.
How would you describe your music?
Our music is passionate, sincere and aggressive. There is no distinction between rock, metal or pop here…it’s gritty, it’s fervent; it’s a little bit of waking up angry in a cold midwestern city.
Where does the name come from?
The name was arbitrary at first…it didn’t mean anything but it sounded kind of neat. It wasn’t until a few years later that it started to morph us and our fans grew into the name. They became our Titans.
What are the major differences between you all in the band?
It could be our vices or our inspirations that really set the four of us apart. The dynamics of our communication is pretty vast as well…I am outspoken to a fault and tend to be a little pushy while Kris is reserved. Joe is happy-go-lucky and Evan…well, I’m certain that his photo is next to the word “sarcasm” in the dictionary.
What does each person bring to the band?
Joe brings the energy! Evan and Kris bring the creativity and I bring motivation and the iron fist. We all bring terrible jokes.
Who have been your favorite people to collaborate with?
No one, yet! We’ve got to get on this!
Who would you like to work with next?
I’ve been secretly (maybe not so secretly) hoping that one day we can get Jason Butler from Letlive. to drop some guest vocals on a future song. He’s such an incredible vocalist and really an inspiration to me, personally.
Evan: As Jenn mentioned, Jason from letlive. Would love to get him on a track. I would also love to work some producers like Ross Robinson, Terry Date, Steve Evetts, or David Bendeth.
Wheres been your favorite tour destination and where would you like to go?
We loved Los Angeles! We didn’t play any shows while we were there recording but we will hopefully be back to make up for it sooner rather than later. I would love to tour Germany…big dreams!
Who are you guys listening to right now?
Exotic Animal Petting Zoo has kept all of our attention. I personally can’t stop listening to O’Brother and Gin Wigmore.
Evan: Tons of Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, the latest Norma Jean, letlive, and as always, Every Time I Die.
Tell us about your new EP Omega?
Omega was created as a reminder of where we started. The songs represent the past, whether it be about misguided relationships, adversity in personal beliefs and morality or how we were let down by people we have loved and trusted. It’s with this album that we hope to build the ground for our future.
Evan: This thing was definitely a huge learning experience for us, both as musicians and as people. We grew tremendously while writing, recording and putting it all together. I’m really happy with how it turned out and feel that it really captures us as a whole.
What’s coming up next?
We need to tour as SOON as possible and in the mean time, continue to write for a full-length album and keep marching on for our Titans.