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Dates for your diary (Spring & Summer)

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Get your Diary out! Here’s a list of confirmed shows for Soliti acts this coming Spring/Summer.


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Rami Vierula of Delay Trees will soon have his alter ego’s (23:23) album trilogy released digitally through Soliti in May. You can listen to Never Gonna End . Rami’s got a cool band together for the 23:23 live experience. Two dates announced so far, more to come.

Photo: Onni Nieminen

Photo: Onni Nieminen

  • 12.5 Siltanen, Helsinki
  • 20.8 Henry’s Pub, Helsinki


Black Lizard

The new Black Lizard album Solarize is out now and picking up the plaudits. Catch the band live throughout Finland over the next couple of months. Check out the band’s exclusive playlist for Deezer 

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Black Twig

A rare outing for Black Twig as the band work on material for album #3.

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24.-25.7 H2Ö Festival, Ruissalon Vanha Telakka, Turku w/Cats On Fire, 22 Pistepirkko, K-X-P, Mikko Joensuu, Mirel Wagner, TYYNYT


Cats Of Transnistria

We hear Cats of Transnistria are working on new material (!!!),  catch the band in support of their January released Away EP this Spring with the promise of new shows to be announced. Watch this space!

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Cats On Fire

First Cats On Fire show in an age at the H2ö Festival. Thats is special.

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24.-25.7 H2Ö Festival, Ruissalon Vanha Telakka, Turku


Delay Trees

Delay Trees play a rare show at A Soliti Special at Korjaamo in May.

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16.5 A Soliti Special: Korjaamo, Helsinki w/Mumrunner & Cats Of Transnistria


 LOVE SPORT

We heard a rumour that LOVE SPORT are working on new material (!), the band continue with a series of shows and festival appearances in support of their GOL!! EP.

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Manna

Manna plays Finland’s most prestigious festival, Flow, this coming August.

14.-16.8 Flow Festival, Helsinki w/Beck, French Films, The War On Drugs, Regina, Florence + The Machine etc


Mumrunner

We’ll be announcing details for Mumrunner‘s debut EP soon. The band have a host of shows lined up, with an EP release show at Helsinki’s Korjaamo in May.

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Oceans

Oceans Honest makes an appearance on this RSD#15 release in April. Look out for some new music from Oceans around the time of his appearance at Jyrock in April.

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17.4 Jyrock w/LOVE SPORT, Risto (soolo), Lapko, Shivan Dragn, Kesä, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, K-X-P etc


Satellite Stories

Satellite Stories are in the midst of their vast European Vagabonds, which has anchored in Spain as we post. The band return to Finland for a show at Tavastia in April with an appearance at Ruis Rock Festival in the Summer.

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  • Vagabonds Tour:
  • Spain:
  • 27.3 Razzmatazz, Barcelona
  • 28.3 Es Gremi, Mallorca
  • 29.3 Planta Baja, Granada
  • Finland:
  • 5.4 Tavastia, Helsinki
  • 5.7 Ruisrock, Turku

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Black Lizard’s ‘Solarize’ out now!

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Solariz

We’re very proud and honoured because today (20th March) sees the release of Black Lizard‘s second full length album Solarize, available via the Soliti label.

In the space of two years Black Lizard’s reputation as one of the finest purveyors of psych rock is assured. Yes, collaborations with Anton Newcombe and Sonic Boom have certainly helped spread their word, but it’s been the band’s brand of proto-punk combined with melodic hooks that’s led people to find them. A rigorous schedule of constant releases and gigging has meant there’s been no let-up in Black Lizard’s frontal assault.

Solarize was self-produced and sees Black Lizard expanding not only their sound (Solarize adds horns, synths and other textures to the mix) , but also moving out of strict genre borders just leaving us with a simple concept: Black Lizard music. 

Black Lizard: Solarize (Soliti 036)

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  • 1. Everything And Nothing
  • 2. Perfect Dope
  • 3. Helpless
  • 4. Faith
  • 5. Harmonize
  • 6. All Her Time
  • 7. Heaven In You
  • 8. Waves Hit
  • 9. Shine High

Solarize is available on vinyl (cd included) and digital formats from the following outlets:

Some initial reaction and coverage for Solarize: “a broader direction for the band, adding new instrumentation and ideas to the mix while retaining the unrelenting energy and focus that this band so fully represent.” (Ja Ja Ja) “retains all the elements we’ve come to love about Black Lizard, that is the mesmerising fuzzy guitars, the airy vocals and the psyched, garage attitude, but this time around it sounds a little bit bigger, a little bit louder” Glue/Rosvot “it sounds as if they’ve taken the old formula of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, or even JAMC, and made it entirely their own.  That’s what I love about the group: no matter what they do, they own it, giving it their all for the betterment of our experience” Austin Town Hall “Expect more of their thick, muscular blend of garage and shoegaze” When You Motor Away

Read a long interview with Black Lizard in Rumba where they expand on how they made the album. Soundi had a specially curated playlist by the band with some of the inspiration for Solarize. Rosvot pre streamed the album, whilst Onni & Joni from the band spoke to Pingisklubi ahead of their DJ set last night.

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Black Lizard head out in support of Solarize at the following shows (with more dates to come) : Solarize Tour FB event page

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Photograph by Sofia Okkonen.

Live photo and All Her Time video by Eetu Mauranen.

Solarize sleeve by Onni Nieminen.

Black Lizard on social media:

Listen to Black Lizard’s Everything and Nothing

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Black Lizard‘s second album Solarize comes out in Finland via Soliti on the 20th March 2015. We already shared with you in January a taste of what you can expect from Solarize with the All Her Time single/video, which demonstrated a new found confidence and fuller sound for the band. Everything and Nothing is the first track on Solarize and aptly builds on this new confidence with mellotron, horns and a rolling rhythm that ebbs with elegance whilst singer Paltsa-Kai informs us that ” good times have started…”. Everything and Nothing enchants us with it’s essence of dreamfever repetition and incessant groove and provides a perfect entrance to the full blown vision of Solarize.

Listen to Everything and Nothing here:

In the space of two years Black Lizard’s reputation as one of the finest purveyors of psych rock is assured. Yes, collaborations with Anton Newcombe and Sonic Boom have certainly helped spread their word, but it’s been the band’s brand of proto-punk combined with melodic hooks that’s led people to find them. A rigorous schedule of constant releases and gigging has meant there’s been no let-up in Black Lizard’s frontal assault.

Hot on the heels of two celebrated EP’s and a much loved debut album, Black Lizard prime their second self-produced full length Solarize this spring. Solarize sees the band expanding not only their sound (Solarize adds horns, synths and other textures to the mix) , but also moving out of strict genre borders just leaving us with a simple concept: Black Lizard music.

Black Lizard’s second album Solarize (Soliti 036) is released through Soliti on the 20th March 2015.

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  •  1. Everything And Nothing
  • 2. Perfect Dope
  • 3. Helpless
  • 4. Faith
  • 5. Harmonize
  • 6. All Her Time
  • 7. Heaven In You
  • 8. Waves Hit
  • 9. Shine High

The album is released on Vinyl and digital formats (vinyl ltd to 300 copies). A full European release for Solarize later in 2015.

Pre-order Solarize (more links to come):

Watch the album trailer

Black Lizard have a series of shows in support of Solarize (with more dates TBC):

The band compiled a special playlist for Soundi magazine which sheds some light on some of the influences for Solarizelisten here

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Photo by Sofia Okkonen.

Everything & Nothing and Solarize sleeves by Onni Nieminen.

 

Black Lizard ‘Solarize’ album details, watch trailer

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Solariz

A few weeks ago we revealed the new video from Black Lizard, All Her Time taken from forthcoming album Solarize.  Now it’s time to give you the lowdown on sophomore album Solarize, which drops via Soliti on the 20th March 2015.  Solarize was self-produced and sees Black Lizard expanding not only their sound (Solarize adds horns, synths and other textures to the mix) , but also moving out of strict genre borders just leaving us with a simple concept: Black Lizard music. 

Watch the album trailer. 

Black Lizard: Solarize (Soliti 036)

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  •  1.Everything And Nothing
  • 2.Perfect Dope
  • 3.Helpless
  • 4.Faith
  • 5.Harmonize
  • 6.All Her Time
  • 7.Heaven In You
  • 8.Waves Hit
  • 9.Shine High

Solarize is released in LP ( Ltd to 300 copies, comes with CD) & Digital formats.

Pre-order Solarize (more links to come):

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The first single from Solarize, All Her Time is informed as much by 1990’s textures as any adherence to the garage sound of decades past. All Her Time’s quiet/loud dynamic is enhanced by airy vocals, chorused guitars, droning fuzz and machine gun drum fills. The video (and album trailer), directed by Eetu Maaranen from label mates Ghost Of Jack Nance, is a fun ride with mystical symbolism. Cue reflective marbles, swirling skulls, spinning angles and one cool looking band.

Listen to All Her Time

All Her Time via Ja Ja Ja “‘All Her Time’ – a track which demonstrates some first few steps in a broader direction for the band, adding new instrumentation and ideas to the mix while retaining the unrelenting energy and focus that this band so fully represent.”

All Her Time via Austin Town Hall “That’s what I love about the group: no matter what they do, they own it, giving it their all for the betterment of our experience.”

All Her Time via Rosvot “After a first listen, All Her Time retains all the elements we’ve come to love about Black Lizard, that is the mesmerising fuzzy guitars, the airy vocals and the psyched, garage attitude, but this time around it sounds a little bit bigger, a little bit louder, all pushed by a hammering rhythm section”

Upcoming shows:

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Photographs by Sofia Okkonen

Dates For Your Diary (Spring)

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Some live shows featuring Soliti artists this Spring to look forward to. Get your diaries out!

Black Lizard

After announcing the imminent release of 2nd album Solarize (drops via Soliti on the 20th March) Black Lizard have some preliminary dates for this Spring in support of the release. Expect more show announcements and to hear much more about Solarize over the coming months and in the meantime, enjoy the clip for lead single All Her Time.

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6.2 Mars Festival, Seinäjoki w/ Vähäposti, Aurora, Sara, Solano, Mumrunner, Dxxxa D & Minkki, Freeweights.

12.2 Where’s the Music? Norrköping, Sweden.

20.3 Blonde Readhead (US) + Black Lizard, Korjaamo, Helsinki.

27.3 Musta Kynnys, Jyväskylä.

2.4 45 Special, Oulu.

3.4 Pannuhuone, Kuopio.

18.4 Telakka, Tampere.

24.4 Dynamo, Turku.

+ MORE TO COME..


Cats of Transnistria

Cats Of Transnistria‘s Away EP was released last month to near universal acclaim (listen and read here). We predict a particularly busy time coming up for the band, so catch them from tonight (5th Feb) at two very special shows with the promise of more to follow.

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5.2 Mars Festival, Seinäjoki w/ Jukka & Jytämimmit, Tryer, Teksti-TV 666, Tiisu

19.2 Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Merries & Ghost of Jack Nance


Ghost of Jack Nance

After playing to a very enthusiastic crowd at #SOLITIWBP last weekend, Ghost Of Jack Nance play a special show at Lepakkomies ahead of working on the follow up to their debut My Heart Sings– EP (listen & read more here).

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19.2 Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Merries & Cats of Transnistria


LOVE SPORT

LOVE SPORT head out on a mini tour in support of their GOL!! release (listen) from last December. We can only say you shouldn’t miss these live shows as the band hastily work on a follow up EP release.

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6.2 Ravintola Torvi, Lahti, Loive Live! w/ Teksti-TV 666

5.3 Helatorstai-klubi, Henry’s Pub, Helsinki w/ Mumrunner

6.3 Pikku-Torre, Turku, Flavour of the Month w/ Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki

7.3 O’Hara’s, Tampere w/ Mumrunner


Manna

Manna‘s Blackbird (listen/read more) has been one of 2014’s most widely appreciated albums, appearing in most major year end lists. Here’s your chance to catch her on a series of shows in support of the release.

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7.2 Tavastia, Helsinki

14.2 Tampere-Talo, Tampere w/ Aino Venna

27.2 Club 45 Special, Oulu


Satellite Stories

We’re merely a few weeks away from Oulu’s Satellite Stories third album release, Vagabonds (27th Feb) (pre-order here). Praise for both The Trap and Heartbeat singles have been much and widespread. The band head out on a long European tour (including three Finnish dates). Ticket availability for the whole tour.

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Finnish tourdates:

27.2 Musta Kynnys, Jyväskylä
Tickets HERE

28.2 45 Special, Oulu
Tickets HERE

5.4 Tavastia, Helsinki
Tickets HERE

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www.solitimusic.com

New Black Lizard single ‘All Her Time’, Solarize album this Spring

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Hot on the heels of two celebrated EP’s and a much loved debut album, Black Lizard prime their second self-produced full length Solarize this spring. Solarize sees the band expanding not only their sound (Solarize adds horns, synths and other textures to the mix) , but also moving out of strict genre borders just leaving us with a simple concept: Black Lizard music.

The first single from Solarize, All Her Time is informed as much by 1990’s textures as any adherence to the garage sound of decades past. All Her Time’s quiet/loud dynamic is enhanced by airy vocals, chorused guitars, droning fuzz and machine gun drum fills. The video, directed by Eetu Maaranen from label mates Ghost Of Jack Nance, is a fun ride with mystical symbolism. Cue reflective marbles, swirling skulls, spinning angles and one cool looking band.

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Stream All Her Time
Black Lizard’s second album Solarize is released through Soliti on the 20th March 2015.

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