The Rock City archives: 2012

4ft Fingers, Rock City Basement

  • Friday 5th October 2012
  • Supported by: Hearts Under Fire, girlfixer

4FT Fingers play loud, tuneful and anthemic punk rock with elements of Oi, self described as “beer-skate-punk.”

Formed in Cheltenham in 1996, the band went through several line-up as well as name changes before they finally settled on 4ft Fingers. Having mainly played locally for a couple of years, Rob, Tom, Dougie and Dave met manager Darren in late 1999 and things began to happen. The band started to gig relentlessly, playing anywhere they possibly could.

In 2001 the quartet recorded their debut album At Your Convenience and was followed by a year of non-stop touring (140 gigs in 2001), earning the band the reputation as one of the hardest working UK bands. In early 2002 4ft Fingers signed to Golf Records and recorded their second album From Hero To Zero with Dave Chang at Philia Studios & was released in September 2002. The band then commenced a 40-date UK tour under the title Golfing On The Moon (2002) followed by the ‘From Hero to Zero tour in 2003. This year also them as tour support to legends such as Dead Kennedys and The Damned, a European tour with Australian band Crank and a full UK and European tour with Voodoo Glowskulls

On their facebook page the band say about this tour... "We are sorry to announce that our drummer Dave will not be joining us on the forthcoming tour as he has decided to step down from the band for personal reasons. We wish him all the best with his other musical ventures. The great news however, is that we have managed to bag An amazing Drummer Jamie, who currently drums for the legendary UK Subs. We are very excited about playing with him on the forthcoming tour and although Dave will be missed, these shows are expected to be the biggest and best we have ever played. We look forward to seeing you there."

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