Monthly Archives: November 2011

Black Twig – Death Scene

Noisepoppers Black Twig have dropped a new song from their forthcoming debut album Paper Trees. It is three and a half minutes of 90’s guitar pop with a touch of melancholic J Mascis type of vocals and it just makes me want to hear more of that album in a few weeks. Paper Trees will be released on 11 January through Soliti.


Kevin – A Lonely Place

2011 is not over yet, but I am already looking forward to some releases of early 2012. One of them is Kevin‘s long overdue return. The album will be in stores next spring, but Kevin have already offered a little bit of it in the form of the 60’s psych flavored pop song A Lonely Place. You watch below the video directed by Finn Andersson. Head to the band’s Soundcloud and download the song.

Club Merano – Orbit Voyage

This is an instant favourite of mine. Club Merano are seven musicians (I suppose the seventh one took the promo picture) doing progressive rock with a huge psychedelic pop influence. Put your prejudices aside because this is no boring virtuoso show prog-rock. Expect spacey atmospheres, rock guitars, some funky instrumentation and a lot of funny melodies. Orbit Voyage, from their soon to be released album High Road, is an instrumental that could easily be the theme song of a 70s TV show. It’s a freaking catchy tune. Orbit Voyage by Club Merano

Tundramatiks – Roina rauhoittaa

More than five years after their debut album, Tundramatiks return with a new long-awaited tundra-punk fix. The band combines fast-paced Finnish rautalanka rhythms and melodies with sounds from the far Russian tundra. And on top of that there is a don’t-give-a-fuck ’77 punk attitude. It is the Gogol Bordello of the North.

The new album will be released in late January, but you can hear now the first single off it. Tundramatiks: Roina rauhoittaa by Exogenic Music Group