Astrid Swan’s Astrid4 gets a UK release, download/share new single

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Astrid Swan‘s Astrid4 album receives a UK release via Soliti on the 22nd April 2014. To celebrate this, you can download/share the new single Black Bear & A Hoofer, a track that easily embodies many of the themes found on Astrid4. As Astrid points out “I don’t care for the forest. Never been a nature creature really. I don’t go berry picking in August, I’m fine in the city. But a natural order began to outline itself in the concrete. There are black bears behind my closed eyes, wild deer hoofs in the night.”

Clash premiered Black Bear & A Hoofer today and said of Astrid4 “An expansive, sumptuously produced record, it matches the odd Americana flourish to baroque pop arrangements worthy of ELO.Shamelessly pop and outrageously ambitious”

Stream/download Black Bear & A Hoofer

Astrid Swan: Astrid4 (Soliti 018) UK release date: 22.04.2014


01 Nature Calling 
02 Four Months To Kill 
03 Yearning To Hold Still
04 The Loon
05 Rabbit Catcher
06 Black Bear & A Hoofer
07 A.R.I.Z.O.N.A
08 Your Last Song

Buy from UK outlets: Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Virgin Media, Play, EBay, Bandcamp, Juno, Discorder, Rhythm OnlineShellshock etc etc.

Read about it: Gold Flake Paint, Ja J a Ja,  GlueKDHXOne Chord, Heartcloud, Prefix, All Scandinavian, Austin Town Hall

Some new Astrid Swan material will surface later in 2014.



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Prince of Assyria’s Changing Places album out now

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The second album from Sweden’s Prince of Assyria, Changing Places is released in Finland today (11th April). Changing Places is available on Vinyl, CD & digital formats. You can pick up a copy from various outlets, including:

Stupido Shop

Record Store X

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Changing Places is streaming till Sunday (13th April) via finnish music media Soundi (take a listen)

You can read more about Changing Places here: Nyt, In Your Speakers, Alice & June, Austin Town Hall, YleX, Singin’ Drunken Lullabies, Meadow Music, Substance Is Meaningless, 1000 Sparks, Rumba,  

Prince of Assyria arrives in Finland next week for a series of  full band shows:

16.04. Klubi, Turku 
17.04. Klubi, Tampere 
18.04. Tavastia, Helsinki 
19.04. Ritz, Vaasa

Look out for Changing Places through various Nordic digi outlets from today too…

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Listen to The New Tigers RSD release track ‘Keep Cool’


A wonderful new track from The New Tigers gets a special release this month. The good people of Music Finland have joined forces once again with The Line Of Best Fit to produce a 10″ for this year’s Record Store Day. To quote TLOBF “5000 copies of the official Record Store Day release Music Finland with The Line of Best Fit – The Limited Record Store Day Edition 2014 will be given out for free to customers at all participating stores across the US, Germany and the UK and Ireland. A select amount will also be circulated in France and Japan.”

​The Line Of Best Fit have curated the RSD release​ and we’re very​ proud it features our very own The New Tigers with an exclusive cut Keep Cool.  The song was started while the band were working on their latest album The Badger in the summer of 2013, and finalized in early 2014.

Stream Keep Cool

To add to the gorgeous sounds of Keep Cool, Valtteri from The New Tigers recently discussed (over some coffee) their new track with those giants of folk rock MidlakeWatch this meeting of greatness and informality, filmed for posterity by Fonal main-man Sami Sänpäkkilä.

As well as featuring The New Tigers, other​ Finnish notables such as Mirel Wagner, Jaakko Eino KaleviNEØV and others contribute tracks to the release. The RSD 10″ release drops on the 19th April more details via Music Finland​

In other news, The New Tigers The Badger album gets a May release in Germany (yes!) and the band play The Great Escape Festival in the UK the same month.


TNT’s online



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Dates for your diary

Black Lizard


As a last show on their European tour, Black Lizard is heading to Amsterdam tomorrow. You can read about their tour in Rumba’s blog (in Finnish): part 1 & part 2.

04.04. Melkweg, Amsterdam NL

Black Twig


Black Twig continue to tour around Finland in support for their second album Heliogram, which was released 14.2.2014.

04.04. Ritz, Vaasa (+ Delay Trees)
05.04. Bar 15, Seinäjoki
11.04. Jyrock Festival, Jyväskylä
12.04. Monttu, Pori (+ Delay Trees)
18.04. Jalostamo, Hyvinkää (+ Delay Trees)

Delay Trees


Delay Trees are also touring Finland in support of their new album Readymade, released 10.1.2014.

04.04. Ritz, Vaasa (+Black Twig)
12.04. Monttu, Pori (+ Black Twig)
18.04. Jalostamo, Hyvinkää (+Black Twig)
19.04. Bar Loose, Helsinki (+ The New Tigers)
25.04. O’Connell’s, Tampere

Gim Kordon

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Gim Kordon recently announced their debut album Ei ole helppoo to be released on 9.5.2014 and along with that they’ll have a mini spring tour in Finland.

18.04. Lepakkomies, Helsinki 
02.05. O’Connell’s, Tampere
03.05. Bar Kuka, Turku
14.05. Tavastia (record release party), Helsinki (+ Pietarin Spektaakkeli)

The New Tigers


The New Tigers have just two shows left of their spring tour in Finland, before heading all the way to Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival.

11.04. O’Connell’s, Tampere
19.04. Bar Loose, Helsinki (+ Delay Trees)
08-10.05. The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK

Prince of Assyria


The release date of Prince of Assyria’s second album Changing Places is coming closer, one week to go! Release date is 11.4.2014 and here you can check where to buy it.  Along with the new album, Prince of Assyria is coming to Finland for a spring tour in April.

16.04. Klubi, Turku 
17.04. Klubi, Tampere 
18.04. Tavastia, Helsinki 
19.04. Ritz, Vaasa
24.04. Kåken, Stockholm (Sweden) Release Party

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Gim Kordon announce debut album, new single/video and spring tour dates


The long wait is over! Gim Kordon announce their debut album Ei ole helppoo to be released on the 9th of May 2014 via Soliti. Gim Kordon have been teasing us with a couple of blasts from the album with earlier singles Ei ole helppoo and Kaupunki tappaa sielunsa. To celebrate the album news we can bring you their new single,  Sä oot mun unelma, beibe,  a raucous slice of punky pop which we assure you will be stuck in your head for many a day after listening.

Stream Sä oot mun unelma, beibe 

Along with the album & single, Gim Kordon have made a music video for Sä oot mun unelma, beibe, which will surely warm the hearts of vinyl collectors everywhere. How many familiar vinyls can you spot from the video?

Catch Gim Kordon live this spring (with the promise of more dates to come)

18.04 Lepakkomies, Helsinki
02.05 O’Connell’s, Tampere
03.05 Bar Kuka, Turku
14.05 Tavastia, Helsinki (record release party) + Pietarin Spektaakkeli

“If J Mascis knew Finnish he would probably sound like the guys in Gim Kordon.”

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Photo by Annikki Valomieli

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