The Fair Attempts is the “Black Mirror” of Industrial Rock, exploring themes of the future society we’re unwittingly constructing around ourselves. Each song reveals more of the dystopian world imagined by the artist, Friendly Timo. The music has a hard and gritty sound, while making you want to dance. Genres brought together to create this unique sound include Industrial Rock, EBM, Darkwave and Synthpop.
Hailing from Finland, The Fair Attempts was founded in 2018 by Friendly Timo, the one man behind the compositions, lyrics, and audio engineering. During 2018, a collection of experimental singles called Indoctrination was released, as Timo sought to create electronic music that’s gritty and edgy, but pop and dance at the same time. The project helped him discover what he felt was the true core and soul of the music of The Fair Attempts.
In early 2019, the debut album arisTotal was released. The six track EP was received positively at home in Finland and abroad. The album and the style of compositions was lauded in several reviews, and the tracks were featured in multiple radio shows, podcasts, and music blogs.
During the summer of summer 2019, The Fair Attempts released two singles and a music video for each, in advance of his second album. The first single was Carnal Insect, the title track for the upcoming LP. The music video for Carnal Insect was the very first music video for The Fair Attempts, and truly demonstrated the energy and spirit of the music and the artist. A few weeks later, Little Light was released. The music video explored part of the emotional life of the character known as “TFA Guy,” the avatar for The Fair Attempts.
The Fair Attempts has also collaborated with several artists, producing remixes for artists and groups including Jessi Frey, Terrordyne, and Eyeshadow 2600 FM. The remix he did for Eyeshadow 2600 FM, “More Human Than Human (The Fair Attempts “Bad Idea” Remix)” features original lyrics and vocals by The Fair Attempts.