The Rescue Rooms archives: 2012

Fingersnap - ** Cancelled **, David Mcalmont & Guy Davies - Fingersnap live at The Rescue Rooms

  • Friday 9th March 2012
  • Supported by: TBC




Singing sensation David McAlmont and his long-time friend, co-writer and multi-talented musician Guy Davies have recently formed Fingersnap whose first release comes in the form of the Smokehouse EP - written whilst on a writing retreat in Ireland last year and recorded in London over the summer.

Guy and David originally met back in 1997, when they were introduced by producer Steve Leroni. Their friendship blossomed with untold live and studio collaborations, including work on the album 'A Little Communication' and 'Set One: You Go To My Head'. David's musical journey of course has been an eclectic and varied one, seeing him achieve mainstream success and critical acclaim with a number of musical partners including Bernard Butler, David Arnold and composer Michael Nyman.

Speaking of the formation of Fingersnap David McAlmont said:

"Last year Guy and I went to Ireland to write and play some gigs. The writing that emerged was tougher, starker and more conscious than anything I'd done before and it felt like a new statement, a new band. It felt like the new material would perfectly book-end the last 20 years of the 'McAlmont Thing' so we decided that it should be called something new and after much deliberation, we finally settled on Fingersnap!"

Talking about Fingersnap's musical direction Guy Davies said:

"We took an objective look at what we were playing live since we got back together in summer 2010 and realised we wanted to inject tempo, attitude and a general 'up-ness' to the proceedings. This in turn revealed a more soulful attitude in David's vocal execution and also enabled us to wig-out as a band"

I Wanna Rise is the uplifting lead track from the their new EP that also features the brilliant Some Kind of Masterpiece, the startlingly powerful song Mister and the controversial track The Bishop of New Hampshire.