It’s been very hectic at Soliti these past few weeks…..Astrid Swan’s Hits (Pavement For Girls) was released (last Wednesday 17th August). As well as receiving serious US coverage, causing debate and finding approval from new audiences and gaining different perspectives, Hits (Pavement For Girls) has been greeted with positive energy, especially after the NRGMstream.
The burgeoning Finnish Blog community has shown it’s metal too with appreciation for the covers album. As the albums only just hit the streets, look out for more press and radio spots and interviews in the next few weeks. There’s more to come from Astrid Swan’s Hits album in the coming weeks, so watch this space.
Big Wave Riders debut release Big Wave Riders EP has been an instant smash amongst the blogging community worldwide with the first taster off the EP Behind These Walls. Finnish National Radio have taken notice, and excitement is palpable before the EP is released worldwide on the 7th September (digital only). You can catch the band opening for Airship at Helsinki’s Tavastia venue on the 29th September.
The New Tigers first sniff of action from their debut S/T album Pocketful Of Sand has received the kind of reception amongst bloggers afforded to one of the best tracks we’ve heard in a longtime. The debut album drops on September 21st. To wet your appetite a little, The New Tigers open for Kurt Vile and his Violaters at Tavastia (again!) on the 29th August. You can catch The New Tigers around Finland at these other locals:
Cats on fire…are currently recording their third album, catch them in Stockholm at the Moi Stokholm event in October. Black Twig are having their debut album mixed at Kekkonen Studios in Helsinki as we write. Expect to hear something new from the band very soon.
Amongst all this excitement you can pop down to We Got Beef this Wednesday (24th August) for the Pavement Rulez vs Soliti evening, where Paska Sohva dj’s battle it out with members of Cats on fire, Black Twig, The New Tigers, Astrid Swan and Big Wave Riders on the wheels of steel. Admission is free, so see you there.