Artsick - Fingers Crossed


  • £19.99

Artsick was formed in June 2018 when Christina Riley was feeling "artsick" and writing songs, but missing the inspiration and excitement of collaborating with her old band, Burnt Palms. Christina was soon joined by Mario Hernandez (Kids On A Crime Spree, Ciao Bella) on drums and Donna McKean (Lunchbox, Hard Left) on bass, and a band was born. 
Fingers Crossed, their 2022 debut album surveys the vast swathe of indie and indiepop history, from DIY progenitors like Dolly Mixture through the punkier side of C86 (think Talulah Gosh, Fat Tulips) to the 90s K Records-centred International Pop Underground (Tiger Trap, Heavenly) and straight through more recent exemplars like Vivian Girls and Colleen Green, and all of it coated in a West Coast sunshine-pop nonchalance. 
Christina says that she was "always been drawn to fuzzy guitars, melodies with emotion and songs with urgency" and that is readily apparent on every moment of this excellent album. 


  1. Restless 
  2. Despise 
  3. Look Again 
  4. Ghost of Myself 
  5. Living A Lie 
  6. Dealing with Tantrums 
  7. Stress Bomb 
  8. Ship Has Sailed 
  9. Vacant 
  10. Be OK 
  11. Fiction 


  • US import 
  • Limited-edition LP, pressed on light-blue vinyl, available exclusively from independent stores 
  • CD housed in gatefold jacket with 4mm spine 
  • LP housed in reverse-board jacket and contains download coupon





see also: 
Boyracer - On A Promise   LP 
Kids On A Crime Spree - Fall In Love Not In Line   LP | CD 


also available on Slumberland Records: 
Hood - Cabled Linear Traction   CD 
The Aislers Set - Terrible Things Happen   LP | CD 
The Aislers Set - The Last Match   LP | CD 
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart   LP 
Peel Dream Magazine - Modern Meta Physic   LP | CD 
Papercuts - Parallel Universe Blues   LP | CD 
The Umbrellas - The Umbrellas   LP | CD 
Chime School - Chime School   LP | CD 
Jeanines - Don't Wait For A Sign   CD 


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