Related to Crowded House by blood, and occasionally by music, Liam Finn seems to look to a low-key vibe for inspiration in the tunes that populate his new album, FOMO. At his solo shows he often ends up multiplied: with enough musical equipment for a full band, Finn himself hops manically from one instrument to the next, working himself up into the space of a whole band. He's bringing these incarnations to the Oxford Art Factory, taking FOMO to the stage for your musical satisfaction. Finn hasn't always played solo, and this time he's bringing the party with him, playing this Art Factory engagement with a full band.
FOMO stands for 'fear of missing out', which in a recent Oz interview he suggested stemmed from that perpetual sense you're really missing something, as you watch your friends' parties scroll by without you on social networks. His tunes may sound light, but they leave you feeling full on the inside. And while he may have been born into the names of his musical forebears, nonetheless he's definitely the younger Finn. Not the lesser.