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BIG WAVE RIDERS: new single

May 8, 2012 by


We’re finally getting a debut album from Helsinki band Big Wave Riders, and “Waiting in the Wings” is the first taste from it. Whilst the band isn’t riding any waves of the sea variety, they’re quite adroit at handling the waves of the sonic variety, embracing elements of pop, shoegaze, and experimental sounds. We were […]


March 11, 2012 by


DOWNLOAD: “I Felt the Ocean” It’s been some time since we’ve been to Finland, and once again, it’s the upstart Soliti that is bringing us a cracking new band. This time it’s dreampop trio Paperfangs and their limited edition cassette edition of AAVVAV, out from 26 March. The band is made up of a brother, […]

ASTRID SWAN: new video

January 30, 2012 by


“Box Elder” It’s been a few months since I first heard Astrid Swan’s Pavement covers album, Hits (Pavement For Girls). And I’m still sitting on that proverbial fence. It has more to do with my general dislike of Pavement rather my opinion on Astrid Swan, which is generally quite high. “Here” is not the tune […]


November 11, 2011 by


For those of you into the biographies: After 5 years of different band experiements Nico and Antti found a same line to make music from their feelings. We found Jouni and Jouni became a singer and second guitar player. Now after 4 months with this assembly we have released our first song. So we are […]

THE NEW TIGERS: new album

November 3, 2011 by


More goodness from our Nordic neighbours in Finland. The New Tigers, who released their debut album on 21 September via Soliti, play some perfectly blissed out fuzzy pop. Their bio says it best when it states, “[they] sounds like you were sitting next to a jet engine and listening to 60′s pop on a walkman […]


October 28, 2011 by


If you’ve been reading these pages here (it’s an expression, we don’t expect you to say yes), you’ll notice that we like the lot of bands that Finland has offered lately. Quite a few of them have some from the fine folks over at Solti Records, like Big Wave Riders, who we covered back in […]


October 24, 2011 by


As I sit here watching the new video from the French (by way of Finland) duo The Dø, I can’t help but think that they’ve finally morphed into a proper band. While they’re first album was good, it mostly faded into the background for me. “Too Insistent” sounds like a band on the verge of […]