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Phoenix, United States (1999 – present)

Kinch is an indie pop band from Phoenix, Arizona. Their sound has been described as brusque power pop, “an alt-rock pop style reminiscent of a few Brit bands, hearkening back to the sensibilities of ’60s garage rock.” The band’s debut album, Advances, was recently honored as the Best Arizona Album of 2008 by the Phoenix New Times. Their pop sound has drawn comparisons to Coldplay and the The Strokes, while others have likened them to Ben Folds, The Arcade Fire and Blur. The name ‘Kinch’ is a reference to the character Stephen Dedalus in the novel Ulysses by James Joyce.

Kinch formed in 1999 when cousins Andrew Junker and Brian Coughlin began writing and recording music with childhood friend Jake Malone, while the three were attending Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix. A few years later, the band recorded a demo EP Corinth while attending separate colleges across the country. While on break, they convened in Los Angeles and gigged around Los Angeles clubs The Knitting Factory and The Silverlake Lounge.

Upon graduation in 2006, Kinch relocated to their hometown Phoenix, Arizona at the suggestion of mentor John Hartmann (former manager of America, Crosby Stills and Nash, The Eagles) in order to pursue the band full time.

In 2007, they self-released their first single, Londontown, which was produced by Craig Schumacher (Neko Case, Calexico) at Wavelab Studios in Tucson, Arizona. Shortly thereafter, bassist Bryan Witt joined the band.

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  • Aldous41

    Good band. Saw them whenever they opened for Dear and the Headlights a few years ago in Denton at the Prophet Bar. Great live energy and a pleasant band to hear for the first time.

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
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    2 Jan 2012 Reply
  • tiffanydweller

    ♥ ♥ ♥

    2 Mar 2011 Reply
  • WhackedTollie

    Aww. I interviewed these guys way back in... 2005? 6? 7? I dunno but they were fun. :) Need to get some of their newer songs!

    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • keena_zombina13

    love love love love love love KINCH! these guys make amazing music.

    13 Mar 2010 Reply
  • slavetodetails

    This band is ughmazing live!

    24 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Luna_Porcelina

    Saw you at AU, thanks for the great music!

    27 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Booshkov

    I saw you guys at the Wells Fargo Arena at ASU last night. Man that was amazing, I liked you better than the headlining band, you should definitely come back for more.

    22 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Shwang_Shwinga

    Good stuff.

    10 Aug 2009 Reply
  • minehost

    Yeah these are class

    30 Jul 2009 Reply
  • littlestnerd

    I didnt like paying to get into a concert, but I'm glad I did now. Thanks for the album and rock on with your good music. I look forward to your next album, i'm sure it will blow up mainstream cus you just have that sound to you...

    17 Jun 2009 Reply
  • cappy31

    love this band!

    19 May 2009 Reply
  • superjoe30

    Heard you guys play in front of the MU at ASU. awesome!

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • kckern11

    Great show last night!

    28 Feb 2009 Reply
  • SeventhSamurai

    New album! Advances! You can get it at kinchband.com

    5 Apr 2008 Reply
  • SeventhSamurai

    Y'ALL NEED THE SONG SYNAESTHESIA IT ROCKS

    24 Mar 2008 Reply

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