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FINK TREE, the alternative rock band is part of a thriving music scene in Poznań, Poland



Fink Tree band members Mikołaj Adamczewski, Maciej Nowotarski, and Krzysztof Waligórski could hear each other’s guitar practice through open windows of their housing estate. Fast forward to 2019 and the Poznań band is rolling out new music and taking it on the road. Launched in 2014, Fink Tree has since welcomed percussionist Filip Kucharski and has gained a wide following in Poland and abroad. The band has played several shows and festivals Mikołaj is a prolific songwriter; he says he writes two or three songs a day. “Not all of them are genius,” he admitted with a laugh. However, he and the rest of Fink Tree are proud of the singles like Kosmos, I feel, sinner. Perhaps like the song’s theme, Fink Tree may also be entering a new period. Above is one of the band’s popular songs from last year called Sinner. Shot in Kraków, this was the band’s first music video. 

Over the past year, they’ve focused on publicity and touring around Poland. As with their new song, the band may also be entering a new phase, one in which they will focus on creating new music before taking to the road again. Mikoaj said that touring can be a drag, but it’s also deeply fulfilling for him. On tour, he said he feels “like a family on the bus. The day after a gig I feel like I enjoy my life because it’s exactly what I want to do.” Touring comes with great adventures as well as near disasters. Once the band nearly lost all their equipment on their way to Warsaw as the back doors of their cheap rental van failed and swung open threatening to sling their instruments on the highway. 

Their manager had to spring to action and rescue their stuff. Fink Tree plans to focus on making new music and hit the road again soon. The local indie rock band is part of a thriving music scene here in Poznań. One of the main challenges for bands now is to get their name out there. Mikołaj cites a bit of a catch 22. “In order to be heard,” he said,” you have to be famous, and in order to be famous, you have to be heard.” Part of their strategy is to team up with other local artists and help each other out. Instead of being adversarial, they’re actively building a community of musicians. Several band members have other projects. Mikołaj also collaborates with fellow local musician, Naliah, where he sings backup vocals.
You can found more about the Fink Tree on February 2019 Issue at here

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