Bay Area quintet Finish Ticket performed at The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and joined Rolling Stone for an interview following their acoustic set in Teva’s DIY Lounge at The Grind.
Lead vocalist Brendan Hoye and guitarist Alex DiDonnato spoke with host Michelle Marie about how the band felt their first-time performing at Bonnaroo.
“It’s one of those legendary festivals we’ve heard about for years growing up.” said DiDonnato. “Now that we get to play it, we’re just really excited about it.”
“It’s kind of a nice excuse for to go check out other bands we’ve been loving and listening to on the road,” Hoye added.
With melodies straddling the line between indie rock and radio-ready pop, the band aims to make music for fans who relate to the growing pains of the early 20s. The frontman went on to discuss the overarching theme behind their debut EP, When Night Becomes Day.
“The songs are about transitioning out of high school and going to college. A lot of people relate to that because they don’t know what they’re doing in college or that age,” Hoye told Marie. “Lyrics are really important to us. I love to write about stuff that people our age are connecting with.”
The San Francisco-based band also teased a headlining tour coming this fall. Go to finishticket.com for more information.