The Finks are a collection of people and ideas based around the songs of Oliver Mestitz.  Middling is their fifth release in as many years.

Following the all-acoustic Lucklaster (2014) and a piano-and-vocals EP, Settling (2015), Middling captures The Finks with a rhythm section, three shared vocalists and guest appearances on guitar, piano and cello. 

Middling was written and recorded by Oliver at home using an 8-track cassette mixer. He played almost everything himself, layering instrument upon instrument and mixing each song straight to tape.

To listen to Middling is to step through the front door: the guitars are warm, the piano slightly wonky, the vocals echo off the floorboards and the windows let in sounds of traffic, birds and rain. 

Featuring Sarah Farquharson (vocals, cello), Madeleine Duke (vocals), Matthew Dwyer (piano on 3, 5, 8) and Jake Core (guitar on 6). Mastered by Mikey Young.