The band, right in its first year of activity, released “Bunker”, a self- produced seven pieces demo and won the First Italian Myspace Contest beginning to play their first live shows throughout Italy.
By the year 2010 Phinx’s debut album “Login” is completed and published by “Irma Records” from Bologna. From then on the band embarked on a prolonged series of live concerts (more than 150 dates effected throughout Italy and abroad) in clubs, public events and festivals, playing often side by side with well-known names as Kap Bambino, A Place to Bury Strangers, Beady Eye, Alex Metric, Congorock, Roy Pace & Aretuska, Mgz, Ministri, Verdena, Motel Connection.
The band’s first single, “The Gamer” , won a special prize at 2010 P.I.V.I contest by MEI in Faenza, Italy and the following one, “Italian Job”, was picked up as “single of the week” by ITunes and played in more than 150 Italian and foreign radios”. Their self-made, no-budget, recorded in the band’s home garden related video has been routinely shown on Deejay TV, Rock TV, Music Box Italia 2 and MTV. 2010 also marks the release of their single, again named “Login”, together with a related no-budget video, later adopted and implemented in different versions by some video-makers and subject to several remixes by some other music producers.
In 2011 a new artistic project is launched in co-operation with the Roman choreographer Michele Mastroianni and his four fellow dancers ensemble. The resulting enchanting performance, based on live music, dancing, light design and visual projections, named “A Wall Door”, has been staged with great success at the Bolzano Dance Festival, at the Teatro Comunale di Vicenza and lately at the Olimpico Theatre in Rome winning the T.A.T. sponsored by the Presidency of the Cuncil of Ministers.
After a year and a half spent touring Phinx decided to pause and work in their studio for a full six-months period, wholly devoted to create a new production, very much different from their earlier produce: a new album called ”Hòltzar”.
“Hòltzar” (trunks/trees) is a noun deriving from the old Cimbrian language. Bearing this name, Phinx’s latest album was artistically conceived in a mountain retreat and later produced, recorded and mixed by Francesco Fabris in his home studio and mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering in London.
“Hòltzar” reveals and underlying intense study of sound effects and details, coupled with an electronic soundscape full of pervasive elements from the concrete music world and deft use of musical instruments, both of western and oriental origin. The album also features artistic contributions from Ekat Bork, Bologna Violenta, Reanimation Squad, Martino Cuman and Spano.
The first single “Ministry of Fog” and related video is launched for Rockol while the second one “The Architect of the Shapes”, a re-architecting videowork from the 1996 documentary “Microcosmos”, is première exclusively for Rolling Stone.
After a première streaming for XL La Repubblica, Hòltzar” was released in April 2013 to wide and enthusiastic acclaim from the relevant music reviewers. Since then the band has embarked on a series of live concerts which led Phinx to play in several locations in Italy, plus other venues in Germany, The Netherlands, Slovakia and Czech Republic.