Rami Vierula -Ikuinen yö

Finnish songwriter Rami Vierula released his debut album Ikuinen yö last week. Several excellent releases have preceded this full-length album, but this body of work seems to tie them all together perfectly. What’s always struck me with Vierula’s music is how skilled he is at fusing different styles of music, managing to weave them into his […]

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Blodet – Kristallpalatset EP

From the moment you set foot in Skellefteå you can feel it. There’s something about the towering, humbling forests of northern Sweden and the vast barren earth, that makes you feel both intimidated and protected at the same time. The last time I visited there, I landed in the middle of a snow storm. I walked […]

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Linn Koch-Emmery branches out on new single “Wires”: Listen

Ever since the release of her break-out single “Come Back” in 2016, Sweden’s Linn Koch-Emmery has been building a name for herself with one convincing, fuzz guitar-driven track after another. Her latest single “Wires”, produced by Niklas Berglöf in Stockholm, follows last year’s debut EP, Boys. With its swirling melody and Kock-Emmery’s drowsy delivery, “Wires” […]

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Parquet Courts to release new album, share first track

Garage-punks Parquet Courts have announced the follow-up to their 2016 hit Human Performance. The new album, Wide Awake, was produced by Danger Mouse and will be out May 18th on Rough Trade. In anticipation of the new album, the band has shared a new song called “Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience”. You can watch […]

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Faustina Masigat – ‘Stay With Me’

For Faustina Masigat – widely talented and steeped in traditional music – it wasn’t her years of music studies that would come to shape her into the artist she is today. Instead, it was a process of unlearning the rules through which she was able to discover her own musical path. Having found her own voice […]

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor to return to Helsinki in 2018

If you’re one of those people who plan your life several months ahead and you already know you’re going to be in Helsinki on April 4th 2018, I have a tip for you! Put that date down as the day when you’re going to see Godspeed You! Black Emperor at The Circus. Why? Well, because […]

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Live: Verandan, Helsinki 10/14/2017

Verandan, the new musical project of songwriter Ville Hopponen, celebrated the release of their self-titled debut EP on Saturday with an excellent show at bar loose in Helsinki.

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Playlist: Autumn

The other day while waiting around in a lobby I was engaging in the usual weather small talk with an old man sitting beside me on the couch. I was told that – because there was no summer this year – there can be no Autumn. Well, let me tell you something I should have […]

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Listen to two new songs from Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s upcoming album

Godspeed You! Black Emperor will release their new album Luciferian Towers on September 22 and have already shared two new singles, ‘Anthem for No State, Pt. III’ and ‘Undoing a Luciferian Tower’. In a time like this, when the apocalypse seems nearer than ever it’s quite appropriate for Godspeed You! Black Emperor to make a triumphant return. […]

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Guggi Data – ‘Baby’

If you trace the long path down pop music history it’s not as if you’ll come up empty-handed searching for songs named ‘Baby’. But amongst all the lovesick, heartbroken and starry-eyed numbers there’s a good chance that you’ve never encountered one as explosive and euphoric as Guggi Data’s addition to the list. ‘Baby’ is the […]

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