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.
High energy punk rock from Finland… in Spanish. Los Culitos are based in Helsinki, but singer Jonna Tolonen and her band mates believe Spanish is a better language for the band’s super fast, ass kicking, garage punk rock. Los Culitos have already released a couple of 7-inch and a new one is coming this year. Watch below the band’s latest video. It’s 90 seconds non-stop.
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.
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.
Come February rockers Barbe-Q-Barbies will release their second full-length, which surely will feature a good bunch of AC/DC inspired guitar riffs. Listen below to one of their new songs. Simple but good old hard rock.
Tampere band Idiomatic has a new album called New Terrain, where the five-piece group showcases its melodic pop rock. Clocking under three minutes, Lost Together is the perfect introduction to the band as the bright and sharp guitar riffs combined with the anthemic chorus bring the best of the band. However, the whole album shows a wider array of sounds, from cinematic acoustic atmospheres to Smiths inspired vocals.