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NEW & NOTABLE: OCELOT (FIN) – MÄ VOIN OTTAA SUN IKÄVÄN POIS
NEW & NOTABLE: OCELOT (FIN) – MÄ VOIN OTTAA SUN IKÄVÄN POIS

Last week saw Helsinki avant-garde pop outfit Ocelot release their debut EP Mä voin ottaa sun ikävän pois (loosely translated as What Can I Take Away). The trio centre around the songwriting, piano and idiosyncratic voice of multimedia artist...

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ASTRID SWAN AND STINA KOISTINEN UNITE IN LIFE AND ART FOR SYMPTOMS & MANAGEMENT
ASTRID SWAN AND STINA KOISTINEN UNITE IN LIFE AND ART FOR SYMPTOMS & MANAGEMENT

Acclaimed Finnish artists Astrid Swan and Stina Koistinen (Color Dolor) have joined forces for a new experimental and chamber pop project simply named Swan/Koistinen. Due to deliver their debut EP in May titled Symptoms & Management, last Friday saw...

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FINNISH TRIO OCELOT SHARE HÄMÄRÄ
FINNISH TRIO OCELOT SHARE HÄMÄRÄ

Photo: Sanna Lehto Helsinki art pop trio Ocelot, led by the distinctive vocals of composer and multi-instrumentalist Emilia Pennanen, have released their pensive piano and bass driven new single ‘Hämärä’ (“Twilight”). It’s a track where the title acts both as...

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RECORD REVIEW: MOHLAO (NET) – KONSTRUKT 009
RECORD REVIEW: MOHLAO (NET) – KONSTRUKT 009

Prolific Helsinki based Dutch artist and producer Samuel van Dijk released a new EP Friday under his techno trading moniker Mohlao for Dutch imprint Konstrukt. On it he seeks out the tangible and seeks to plant his feet back on terra...

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NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR NEW SILVER GIRL
NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR NEW SILVER GIRL

Helsinki quartet New Silver Girl have followed up their sprawling debut single, ‘Phantom Ride’ with the proto-punk/motorik/psych rock inspired follow up ‘Starlight City’. It’s the second single from their forthcoming self titled debut album set for October on Soliti Records....

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LAKE JONS RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM
LAKE JONS RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM

“Anywhere you want to go, we are family,” Lake Family, Lake Jons. Helsinki three piece psych-pop outfit Lake Jons released their impressive self titled debut album last month. It’s a diverse and organic twelve track affair that comes off...

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CATS OF TRANSNISTRIA RELEASE NEW SINGLE/VIDEO FROM UPCOMING RECORD, OPIUM
CATS OF TRANSNISTRIA RELEASE NEW SINGLE/VIDEO FROM UPCOMING RECORD, OPIUM

This is our final new music post for 2017. We couldn’t think of a better way to end the year than sharing this… Helsinki’s Cats Of Transnistria have ended 2017 with the release of an intoxicating new single, ‘Candy...

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VERANDAN RELEASES DEBUT EP
VERANDAN RELEASES DEBUT EP

Last week Finnish pop quintet Verandan, formed in 2015 around Cats On Fire guitarist Ville Hopponen, released their long awaited self titled debut EP. It’s a collection of six nuanced pop gems that delivers both depth and variance across style...

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CINA POLADA RELEASES 13th JULY
CINA POLADA RELEASES 13th JULY

Finnish pop quartet Cina Polada have released the third single from their forthcoming self titled EP due out next week on Strangers Candy. Listen to the contemplative two speed ‘July 13th’ below. It follows up previously covered singles, ‘Nowhere‘...

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CINA POLADA UNLEASH NOWHERE
CINA POLADA UNLEASH NOWHERE

Last month Helsinki pop quintet Cina Polada impressed us immensely when they shared the first single, ‘Gloom’ from their forthcoming self titled EP. Now they’ve unleashed ‘Nowhere’, an infectiously upbeat and powerful dose of delay drenched melancholy. The EP...

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