In case you need reminding, Soliti is having it’s own happening tomorrow (Saturday 30.08.2014), SOLITFEST at Kalasataman, Konttiaukio, Helsinki.

Live sets from The New TigersAstrid Swan (duo), Black TwigBlack LizardBIG WAVE RIDERSGim KordonGhost Of Jack NanceDelay TreesPrince of Assyria. Dj sets from Rosvot. FREE ENTRY! Come and have some fun. It’s recommended you bring your own alcohol if you’re that way inclined, although there will be some food snacks and coffee to buy on site.

Running times (get there early!)

13:15 Big Wave Riders
14:05 Delay Trees
14:55 Astrid Swan (duo)
15:45 Ghost Of Jack Nance
16:35 Black Twig
17:25 The New Tigers
18:15 Prince Of Assyria
19:05 Gim Kordon
19:55 Black Lizard

We’ll also be selling vinyl & cd’s from all the bands playing as well as the new, hot off the press Soliti T


Finally we have an Soliti Instagram account and will be snapping pics of the crowd all day , follow us here to see if you make the cut!

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And here’s a handy playlist so you can get acquainted.

See you Tomorrow!

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Pre-Order Sister Flo ‘Tragician’s Hat’ Anniversary Edition

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We’re a couple of week’s away from the release date for SISTER FLO‘s majestic Tragician’s Hat 10th Anniversary re-issue (street date 12.09.2014). Tragician’s Hat will be available in three versions: double cd (Ltd to 500 copies), vinyl (Ltd to 300 copies) & digital. It will be the first time Tragician’s Hat appears on vinyl with the double cd release featuring the original album remastered  plus a plethora of outtakes and hard to find tracks: Proper Kites EP tracks and 5 (!) unreleased songs from the original album sessions, a radio spot and two live performances. All versions of the album come packaged with the wonderful original artwork by Ilja Karsikas. (NB: bonus cd tracks will only be available on the double cd package.)


You can now pre-order Sister Flo‘s Tragician’s Hat Anniversary Edition from the following outlets:

Record Store X CD & Vinyl

CD:ON CD & Vinyl

8 Raita CD & Vinyl


Soliti Shop CD & Vinyl

SISTER FLO: TRAGICIAN’S HAT Anniversary Edition (Soliti Retro 001)

1. Four Souls
2. White Noise  (listen)
3. Bill And Jesus (Black)
4. Shortcuts
5. September + 2
6. Guillotine
7. Feathers
8. Tina Turner Shitting Position
9. They’d Better Build A Dam To Field Island
10. Nathaniel & Isabel

1. Tragician’s Hat (Radio Helsinki ad)
2. All the Sunshine Comes From Your Smile (listen)
3. Baby Love
4. Plunder Island Turnaround
5. Major III
6. I’m Not Someone Who Can Break Your Heart
7. Moustache
8. Photo Is A Transformer
9. First Plow Of The Winter
10. Rumbanova
11. Nathaniel & Isabel (Live)
12. Bill and Jesus (Black) (Live)

Listen to Sister Flo‘ s songs that inspired Tragician’s Hat playlist here, also via Soundi a 5/5 review for the reissue.


Watch the lyric video for White Noise

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Sister Flo on FB

White Noise on NRGM’s song list

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Manna announces new album Blackbird


(Soliti/Lumikki 030) Released date: 24th October 2014

We’re proud to announce (and a little excited too) the release date for Manna‘s new album Blackbird. Blackbird is Manna’s most vulnerable album to date, featuring intimate yet brave songs that push to the maximum the view that Manna’s music is from the heart and without boundaries. Blackbird‘s cover art reflects the album’s mood and theme with an illustration by Linda Linko.

Blackbird will be released via Soliti in Finland on the 24th October 2014 on Vinyl, CD & Digital formats . Look out for a series of exclusive Manna live dates to accompany the release of the album this autumn.

Confirmed dates so far:

  • 16.10. Lost In Music Festival, Tampere
  • 31.10. Korjaamo (Vaunusali), Helsinki (levynjulkaisukeikka)
  • 07.11. Klubi, Turku (+ Yona)
  • 29.11. Sellosali, Espoo
  • 05.12. Ritz, Vaasa

Manna: Blackbird (Soliti/Lumikki 030)

  • 1. Blackbird
  • 2. Mobile
  • 3. Troublebirds
  • 4. Cripple woman’s waltz
  • 5. Winter’s song
  • 6. Heartbeat II
  • 7.  Your brittle bones are meant to shake
  • 8. Heartbeat I
  • 9. Reform / Outro


webpage links:

Manna webpage




for promo enquiries
Saara Autere
saara (@) 

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Watch Delay Trees precarious new video for ‘Steady’

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Delay Trees Readymade album has found a very welcoming audience worldwide, recognizing the band’s own distinctive take on dream pop textures whilst nudging experimental borders. Steady personifies this approach to the max, an intense, metronomic build up grows into Rami Vierula’s laconic, dreamy vocals. Just as Steady feels like it disappears the track erupts into cacophonous drum fills whilst retaining it’s steady (sic) ring.

Steady’s video reveals the origins of Readymade’s album cover design. It’s been much commented on, and is almost iconic amongst our album sleeves. The Readymade album cover is often compared to Peter Saville‘s design for New Order‘s Temptation single. To be contrary to this line of thought, a precarious cycle ride reveals inspiration sometimes comes from the most mundane surroundings, where accidents lead to coincidences.

Watch Delay Trees Steady video

The video was made by Delay Trees bass player Sami Korhonen. A one take effort with no edits, riding the bike and filming with a smartphone in one hand! Sami also designed Readymade‘s sleeve.

Catch Delay Trees live
Art Goes Kapakka, Midhill,Helsinki Friday 22nd August
Solitifest, Konttiaukio, Kalasatama, Helsinki 30th august

Readymade (Soliti 019) is available direct from us via our Soliti Shop in Vinyl & CD formats (each order comes with immediate album download) or a direct digital download in various file size from our Bandcamp page (5€). Readymade will be released in Germany this Autumn 2014.

“With ‘Readymade’ Delay Trees have created their best album yet, striking gold in the middle of krautrock repetition, post-rock grandeur and indie pop sensibility.” All Scandinavian 


Delay Trees web page

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Black Lizard’s Burning EP out now


Black Lizard’s Burning EP (Soliti 027) is out today (11.08.2014). The EP is released worldwide and available digitally from the following services:

Rumba premiered the video for title cut Burning which preceded the EP last week, you can listen to Burning here

Some press for Burning

“ it delivers. Just listen to the intro bass line and immerse yourself in the song’s hypnotic rhythm.” Ja Ja Ja

“There’s no real rush in the song, choosing to let the musicianship be the showcase here” Austin Town Hall

“Black Lizard are one of the stand out bands of the European psychedelic scene… they pool together their influences and own creative flair to produce stunning works of cerebral fuckery: 4/5″  thnksfrthrvw

“Burning after a hot summer, retains all the elements you come to love about Black Lizard, the hypnotic rhythm, the psyched guitars and the eerie vocals are still there.”

Catch Black Lizard live:
30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki
14.09. 6. linja, Helsinki (+Pink Mountaintops)
01.10. Malmitalo, Helsinki

Black Lizard still thrill with their psych rock approach, but the Burning EP brings in more prominent electronic elements and disguised voices. Once again Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3) has mastered this new Black Lizard release, with production duties handled by the band themselves. The Burning EP provides a handy stop-gap between albums with Black Lizard’s second full length album due early 2014.

Title track Burning precedes the EP on the 4th August, featuring a yellow coloured themed video from Finnish photographer Katariina Salmi. What was that about yellow being the color of madness?

Black Lizard: Burning EP (Soliti 027) Street Date:11.08.2014

  • 1.Can’t You Hear It
  • 2.Burning
  • 3.Turquoise
  • 4.Long Gone
  • Paltsa-Kai Salama: Vocals, Guitars
  • Joni Seppänen: Guitars, Keyboards
  • Lauri Lyytinen: Bass Guitar
  • Onni Nieminen: Drums and Percussion
  • Vocals on ‘Long Gone’ by Henna Emilia Hietamäki
  • Recorded and mixed by Paltsa-Kai Salama in Helsinki. Recorded and engineered by Fabien Leseure in Berlin.
  • All songs written by Salama/Seppänen. Music by Black Lizard
  • Artwork by Onni Hyöty


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