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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Playlist: April

Thought I’d make a little playlist for you with songs that I’ve been listening to a lot lately. Songs that make you want to dance, cry and smile. Not necessarily at the same time, but you get the idea. Listen and follow here: In Between Songs – April17

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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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Lana Del Rey – “Love”

Lana Del Rey is forever encapsulated in a wonderful, vintage world. Weightless, timeless, ageless. She is forever young and forever in love. Her latest single “Love” is a perfect illustration of this. The song is taken from her upcoming new album, which is apparently coming out later this year. The single is accompanied by an […]

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El Perro Del Mar – ‘Ding Sum’

Back in in 2003 when Sara Assbring released her debut album Look! It’s El Perro Del Mar back in 2003 she was still a Twiggy channeling embodiment of some depressed member from a 60’s girl group. Although never drifting too far from her native melancholia, she has long since traded in the forlorn doo-wops and hand claps […]

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Return With New Single “Jesus Alone”

Everytime Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds release new music there’s a 99.9% chance that I’m going to like it. Words like consistency and integrity come to mind. Today the band released their new single “Jesus Alone” with accompanying video and all I can say is, another Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds classic has arrived.

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