You do not want to miss this year’s Flow Festival in Helsinki, right? You want to wear your hipster clothes and see top-class international acts Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine and Kraftwerk, and some of the best indie, pop, and electro bands in Finland. This is your chance to make it to the festival FOR FREE. The website PokerListings.fi is giving away a pair of three-day tickets. Follow this link and enter the contest before 28 June.
It does not matter if you do not speak Finnish. The contest is very easy. Just go to the PokerListings.fi page and leave a comment with your name and email address. It’s that simple. If you become the lucky winner, you will receive the tickets on electronic format or you can pick them up at Tiketti ticket outlets in Finland.
The 10th edition of Flow Festival is happening on 7-11 August in Helsinki. Check the program and keep an eye on this blog for some guide and recommendations.
Maria Korkeila describes herself as an aspiring fashion designer from Finland, who loves to explore the world of aesthetics using different types of media as a means for self-expression. Music is one of those media and using the moniker MMVK, she has published her first song, The Marching Song. This is a very gentle tune based on soft electronica, a marching (of course) beat and enchanting dreamy vocals. I am really looking forward to hearing what else will MMVK bring in the future.
Back to the golden age of rock and roll, everybody hazy, shell-shocked and crazy. Tampere-based band Mushaboom plays the sounds of the seventies hard rock with catchy guitar riffs, a powerful rhythm section and a golden-haired singer. So, yes, there is a lot of Led Zeppelin in Mushaboom’s music, but also a melodic twist and enough pop hooks to make the songs very attractive. The band’s debut album will be out next week and it includes the song below.
From the west coast of Finland, in Turku, The Kobra Kicks deliver a playful summer song as the first taste off an upcoming debut album. Krokodil is a guitar driven indie rock song with high energy and lo-fi vocals, attractive enough to make you dance. Influenced by The Libertines, Joy Division and Interpol, it will be interesting to see what the band will offer in the next months.
Welcome, sunshine! Finland has awakened after many months of cold, rain and snow so it’s time to enjoy a cool drink outdoors while listening to a new edition of the world’s greatest mixtape. This month it carries 36 new songs from each corner of the world. The haunting folk of Phenomenal Creature represents Finland with a song off their great new album.
When he is not playing classic 60s rock and roll with the band Volter (and releasing one of my favourites albums last year), singer-songwriter Jani Tuovinen (aka Jann Wilde) uses the moniker The Saturnettes to make some new wave, synth-pop music. Back in 2011, The Saturnettes released a very fun debut album and now Jani and the band return with a new video, which is the first taste of a follow-up album to be release sometime during this year.