All of a sudden you’re lost inside a blissful cocoon of disorienting, fuzzy and rattling guitars, feeling like you’re in some Vincent Gallo movie shot with a 16 mm camera while you’re moving in slow-motion with the world spinning around you. Then you realise you’re just listening to the new single ‘Sunday TV’ from Finland’s Black Twig.
Ceremonials’ original line-up. From left: Evgeniy Gonchenko, Santtu Mäkelä, Juuso Kaasalainen, Niklas Willstedt The fist time that Niklas Willstedt met his future band members was in a rehearsal space in Helsinki back in 2013. It was a nervous Willstedt who met up with two strangers that had replied to his advertisement, looking for people to […]
Last night I went to see Teppanan Veljet & Sami Kukka who performed at the Sibeliusmuseum in Turku. The group is made up of long-time musicians Sami Kukka, Johannes Teppana ja Rauno Teppana who all play the traditional Finnish-Karelian Kantele.
Helsinki-based bedroom pop maker Rami Vierula, who is more commonly known as the frontman for dream pop ensemble Delay Trees, has been busy working on his solo project 23:23 since 2009. After releasing his Trilogy album compilation in 2015, he’s now returned with a new EP entitled To Die On A Faraway Island (Soliti).
While we patiently wait for spring and the new album from Is This Really Me, amidst the impenetrable greyness and darkness that is looming over us each day, we can find solace in their latest single ‘Freedom Riders’.
Finnish singer Iiisa released her self-titled debut album as a solo artist back in 2014. So why am I writing about her first single ‘Perjantai’ now, I hear you ask. Well, simply because I think it’s worth returning to in case anyone missed it.
If you’re not familiar with Washington D.C. post punk pop group Dot Dash then you might recognize some of their members from bands like Minor Threat, Julie Ocean and The Saturday People. The band is now offering a free download of their track ‘Shopworn Excuse’, taken from their latest full-length ‘Half-Remembered Dream’. The album was […]
This song by Finnish folk outfit Is This Really Me came out ages ago but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stop what you’re doing right now and listen to it. There is something so pure about ITRM’s sound, and not in a ‘we mixed this using super expensive equipment’-kind of way.
Ascot based trio Febeuder came out of nowhere last year and made a name for themselves with their colourful sound. “Owen”, the first single taken from their second EP “Lilac Wine”, is a perfect example of their musical flexibility. The track fits limitless explorations of sound and rhythm into a five minute long harmonic and pulsating number. […]