Songs Of The Year 2019

Here we are at the end of a decade. I thought about making an end of the decade playlist, but I couldn’t be bothered. At least I compiled all my favorite songs of the past year for you. One last playlist before we head into the 20s. Another year has come to an end, and […]

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Listen to DIIV cover Low’s “Words”

Shoegazers DIIV have shared a cover of LOW’s “Words”, which they recorded with Tomberlin for a live Sirius XMU session. DIIV covering Low is like the most low hanging fruit in the indie garden. How did this not happen sooner? This is the most perfect union.

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Nadia Tehran is redefining alienation

Nadia Tehran have added a couple of Finnish dates in 2020. This will be her first time performing in Finland. Those who are familiar with Tehran’s output knows her in your face style crosses both musical and national borders. Growing up in Jönköping, Sweden as the daughter of Iranian parents her musical identity is strongly […]

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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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