A few weeks ago, a desperate man published a two-page ad in a major music magazine in Finland announced that he had written a song for that beautiful girl on a Roxette shirt that he found and lost in bar Red Onion on Boxing Day. Behind that song we find the trio Wedding Crashers that with this marketing trick releases its first single Electric Butt. It is a twisted kind of love song, but we will let this hopeless lover to describe it: “In the song I used grandpa’s old drum machine because I thought you might like the disko-feeling. I really hope that you contact me because with the money that I’ll get from this song I could take us to Lanzarote!”. Listen to this cry of love after the break. Continue reading
Very often artists just get by and struggle to make a living with their music, so perhaps the low life of a rock’n’roller inspired Moistmaker when recording a few new songs. Getting By is included in the band’s recent batch of demos, freely distributed on their website, and it features some muscular guitar riffs and a melodic and catchy chorus that reminds us the heaviest songs by The Cult or even some of the sounds of Alice In Chains. Enjoy these high quality demos while the band lands a record deal.[audio:http://moistmaker.com/media/demo2010/Getting_By.mp3|titles=Getting By|artists=Moistmaker]
A few weeks ago we posted over ALL SCANDINAVIAN a survival kit to discover and enjoy live music during your next visit to Helsinki. Soon many of you might start planning your summer holidays so we are reposting the music-hiker’s guide to Helsinki so you can print it out and attach it to your Lonely Planet book.
Time for a new MAP post of the year, the greatest mixtape in the world. With the addition of Israel this month, we have now 36 songs from all around the world selected by the 356 contributing bloggers. The Finnish representative this month is Flannelmouth. Remember that you can download all the songs together with the link at the bottom of the post.
The electro-pop adventures of Markku and Sara continue to evolve and while we still have to wait a little bit longer for their first full-length, TV OFF keep us entertain with their first proper release, Music Machine EP, that includes the songs Music Machine and Boogieman from their upcoming album, plus a few remixes, like the Sharkslayer remix of Boogieman that is featured on this post. Continue reading
Last week indie sensation Kiki Pau treat us with the first single off their sophomore album White Mountain. An Old Song, feature in this month’s MAP, got some serious “netplay”, being listed in Elbows and The Hype Machine. You don’t have to wait much for listening the rest of the album as it is due this week. We met 3/4 of the band to introduce the band and talk about the new album. Continue reading