Blatant Finger Bio
Blatant Finger's skateboard and BMX influences are translated into an aggresive, yet very catchy rock and roll sound that borrows from 1980's Southern California
and Midwest melodic, post-punk. Blatant FInger are constantly touring the Midwest and East Coast in support of their 2005 release "Moving Forward" on Pelado Records (Costa Mesa, California) and recently opened for national acts in their hometown of Columbus Ohio for such as Flogging Molly, Streat Dogs and The Riverboat Gamblers. See press reviews below.
Punk Planet #62
It's always cool when you come across an awesome band that you've never heard of before. From the opening guitar part of their first song, I knew I was going to like these guys. Blatant Finger play strong, melodic punk that instantly conjures up memories of bands like MIA, Naked Raygun, Kraut, The Freeze and a multitude of classic SoCal punk bands. You can expect instantly memorable melodies and meaty punk hooks. For the most part, this is straight-forward, balls-out punk rock that's immediately engaging and fun.
Under The Volcano #82
Blatant Finger would most definitely be considered a Rock n' Roll band but, they also incorporate a more melodic, midwestern tone in their sound, akin to that of Alkaline Trio and earlier Chicago greats Pegboy. It's really a great combination, and one I'm surprised hasn't been experimented with in the past, or if it has, at least not with the success that Blatant Finger has achieved here. Each tune is instantly memorable and catchy in its own right.