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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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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Rami Vierula: EP (s/t)

Hey, how's it going? Hope you've had a great summer. Sorry for not blogging! I really should have, considering there's been so much good music released lately. One of my favourites of the past few months is a double EP by Rami Vierula. Released in May on Sitrustapes, it ties together his two previous Finnish …

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Album: Delay Trees – Let Go

Listening to Finland's Delay Trees has always been a soft, lulling experience that shuffled you away from reality. Dreamy music tends to have that effect. It mesmerizes and hypnotizes, it makes rows of grey buildings appear cinematic from a bus window on a rainy day. But reality catches up with you sometimes - a terrible experience which …

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Chastity Belt – “Different Now” (Video)

Seattle's finest Chastity Belt have released a new single and video in anticipation of their upcoming album I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone, out on June 2. The track is a slow-paced post punk number called "Different Now",  which strikes a more serious and tone than previous releases. Directed by Bobby McHugh, the video …

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Astrid Swan – From the Bed and Beyond

I was listening to a radio programme the other day where they were discussing Finnish expressionist painter Ellen Thesleff, who lived and worked during the latter part of the 1800's and early 1900's. In a time when female artists weren't acknowledged to the same extent as their male peers, to put it mildly, her bold work …

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Joose Keskitalo – ‘Tietoisuus’

In the past when describing Joose Keskitalo's music words like lighthearted and breezy wouldn't immediately come to mind. Now, when listening to his new single 'Tietoisuus', you begin to wonder what kind of revelation he's had to make him sound almost exuberant. One distinctive change is that he's teamed up with free jazz/folk music group …

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Delay Trees – “It’s Not Who You Are”

Sometimes, when everyday life gets in the way, you forget the things that are really important. Things like listening to new music, for instance. So in the spirit of catching up, I had to go all the way back to December last year when one of Finland's best dream pop bands, Delay Trees, released their brilliant new …

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