The debut of Helsinki band 70vierailijaa was a delicious piece of Finnish pop that sweetened the long and dark winter nights. Now Holy Feather publishes an EP of remixes that propose an interesting twist to the band’s songs, with a very danceable approach. The EP includes four new mixes done by three experienced Finnish remixers: Arto Koivisto (aka Little Bitchard & LB), Antti Nykyri (aka AKB), Christian Thomas (aka Crux). Have a taste of them after the break. Continue reading
We’ve been following Big Wave Riders as they become the next hope of Finnish indie and make quite a lot of noise in the blogosphere. We are still waiting for their debut EP, but these four guys have dropped in our mailbox a new song full of hi-hat fun and reverb from a distant era. Listen to it after the break.
In case you have not heard, former Hanoi Rocks singer Michael Monroe has a new album called Sensory Overdrive and it is, as the artwork explicitly suggets, a fine combination of punk and glam. After some ups and downs in the past with Hanoi Rocks 2.0, the singer carefully planned his comeback to the top. So far the result is excellent with a superb band (including Wildhearts’ Ginger and Sami Yaffa), an album recorded in LA with guests appearances by Lemmy and Lucinda Williams, and smoking live performances. But let’s his own words tell what sensory overdrive is about.
Praise the rock ‘n’ roll gods, a ‘sensory overdrive’ is here. In your face punked up rock ‘n’ bastard roll! The time has come for these boys to collect their dues. An album that has both instant appeal and depth, spirit and class. If this doesn’t save rock ‘n’ roll then we’re all fucked. As good as it gets people, as good as it gets!
Watch the video after the break.
Can you hear the birds sing? Spring is coming, at least in the Northern hemisphere, and that is a relief in Finland after weeks of darkness and freezing temperatures. But if do not hear the birds singing, tune into this month’s MAP post and listen to 36 faboulous song from all around the world. Blackbird represents Finland with an hilarious combination of pop and folk.
The say records do not sell these days, but Finnish metal kings Children Of Bodom‘s latest album is certified gold on the day of release with 10,000 copies sold in Finland. Produced by Matt Hyde, Relentless, Reckless Forerever is the band’s seventh album and was released worldwide this week. Watch the video of the first single after the break. Continue reading
Yesterday we heard that the Kim Curly Band song Passerby will be included in the upcoming Hollywood-movie The 5th Quarter starring Andie McDowell and Aidan Quinn. The film is a based on a inspirational true story about brotherly love, organ transplants and American football. Although, it might not be the most exciting film, it is great to see a Finnish indie band getting some international recognition. The song was featured on the MAP post last June and we also posted a video of it a few months ago. Let us repost the video again after the break. Continue reading