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 Electro-industrial, 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, he released several experimental singles. The collection is called Indoctrination, and although it doesn’t represent true core and soul of the music of The Fair Attempts, it helped him to discover and express his unique sound.
In early 2019, the debut EP arisTotal was released. The six track EP was well received at home in Finland and abroad. The album received positive reviews and the songs were featured in multiple radio shows, podcasts, and music blogs.
During the summer of 2019, The Fair Attempts released two singles and music videos for both. The first full length LP, Carnal Insect, was released in the autumn. Friendly Timo was so grateful for all the support he received from fans following the album’s release that he decided to release a Carnal Insect Remixes EP and give it to those supporters for free.
In 2019, he began sharing his vision of a dark future for humanity through his music and the character known as “TFA Guy.” Friendly Timo spoke about the character, “It is like this gas masked character is my avatar for expressing some deeper aspects of me and tell a story through it.” He explained, “it personifies the kind of individual that part of me feels inside: behind shields and barriers from the outside world and influences, while cautious and protective about everything that may hurt me.”
TFA Guy was first conceived during the creation of the song, Catwalk from the arisTotal EP, and every song The Fair Attempts produces reveals more of the character and the dystopian future world he lives in.
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During 2019, The Fair Attempts also collaborated with several artists, including P’like and Jessi Frey. He worked with Plike on two songs: one called “Black Widow“ for the Carnal Insect album, and another called “Syzygy“ by P’like, on the album De Anima. He also produced the remix of Jessi Frey’s single, “Dark Heart.”
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