Four-piece band Bypassers is originally from Tampere, but its members recently moved to the UK, where they clearly feel like home as self-declared fans of Richard Ashcroft, Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr. Early in the year, Bypassers released an EP, in which you will four good songs that could have been release in 1994 thanks to the combination of loud guitars and pop melodies.
Post rock outfit Blind Architect has just released their debut album We felt Mountain and made a nice and simple video for the first single Lebanon. The song is beautiful six-minute piece with loud guitars, interesting chord progressions and a nice touch of French horn that makes the song more emotive. The whole album is only six songs, but lasts more than 43 minutes, so expect some intense jamming.
Sadly, this will be the last release of Tampere based label Lionheart Records, which is leaving the business after delivering some good music like this and that.