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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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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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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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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Big Wave Riders -‘Escape The City’

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Big Wave Riders have resurfaced after a 4-year absence from the radar. The band will be releasing their sophomore album Endless Summer, quite conveniently, later this summer and unveiled their first single ‘Escape The City’ last Friday.  According to the band this song is about escapism and “feeling you need to […]

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Black Twig To Release New Album in April, Share New Video for ‘Sunday TV’

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. 

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23:23 – Faraway Island

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).

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[Video] Delay Trees – ‘Steady’

Finland’s Delay Trees have spent most of their career dwelling in an unhurried dream world, filled with pastel coloured sceneries and sun-kissed guitar pop. Last January saw the release of a new album, Readymade – their third full-length on Finnish label Soliti – showing a band that has shifted gear and opted for a ‘less is more’- approach. […]

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Stream: Soliti marks two year anniversary with free compilation

Finnish indie label Soliti is celebrating its second birthday today and to mark this occasion they’ve put together a special compilation for us. Odds, Sods & Found Sounds features the label’s entire roster and contains both new and old material, as well as demos and unreleased songs from The New Tigers, Black Lizard, Delay Trees, […]

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Album Review | Black Lizard – Black Lizard

Black Lizard S/T Soliti; 2013 When The Jesus and Mary Chain began exploring the hypnotic effects of blending distorted guitar noise and pop songs with a bratty attitude back in the 80’s, they did more than just invent a whole new sound. They invented a whole new approach to life. Their music saluted the urgency […]

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