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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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Gim Kordon release new single Vieläkin On Ikävä

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For those of you with sharp minds, you may have noticed that Finnish music title Soundi premiered the new single from Gim KordonVieläkin On Ikävä last Friday. Today (23rd March) sees Vieläkin On Ikävä available digitally everywhere. Download/streamVieläkin On Ikävä from these selected links

It seems an age since Gim Kordon caused a stir and scored a top 20 hit with their debut album of last year, Ei Ole Helppoo. Flow Festival slots and a burgeoning live reputation has been the album’s legacy as well as furthering Gim Kordon’s reputation as the band to follow for fans of slacker goodness and wild guitar breaks.

Vieläkin on Ikävä brings  a little more sophistication to the Gim Kordon sound as the band decamped to a studio with Soliti head nut Triani. Those rough edges remain as does the usual/casual use of engrossing melody. Thrilling and feral Vieläkin on Ikävä is the Gim Kordon you’ve been missing all this time.

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A special #RSD run of Gim Kordon 7​” singles (100) featuring Vieläkin on Ikävä​ coupled with another new track hits the shelves of your local record emporium on the 18th April.

Single sleeve by Aki Luomanpää

Band photo by Mikko Rapila

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:

Soliti announce 23:23 album trilogy, listen to Never Gonna End

Photo: Onni Nieminen
Photo: Onni Nieminen

23:23 is the name give to Rami Vierula of Delay Trees extra curricula activities. Over the course of the last two years Rami has been quietly revealing a secret world of dreams and glorious hushed sounds over three album releases (via bandcamp). On display over these releases you can find Rami’s talent for exploring the dream pop aesthetic whilst never forgoing a willingness to experiment or of his love for melody.  Soliti has been in quiet awe of these recordings and we’re very excited to be giving all three albums a worldwide digital release on the 8th May 2015. Welcome to the 23:23 Album Trilogy.

As a taste of what to expect from the trilogy, we’re sharing with you Never Gonna End, from the last of the three releases Drifter. Lo-fi vibes and distorted vocals enhance 23: 23’s playful take on dreamer aesthetics. The pretty chorus is counterbalanced by a slacker performance full of charm.

Softest Wave etc. (2013)

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ALL SCANDINAVIAN: He taps in to three decades of music to create a combo of 1950s Buddy Holly style rock’n’roll, the garage rock, psychedelia and pop of the 60s and fuzzy, lo-fi 1990s rock to rather awesome effect.

Torero (2014)

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Qromag: “I really like redheads”.  May sound like a drunken racket on paper but sonically takes some of the best bits from the sixties psychedelic pop to the latest garage rock.

Drifter (2014)

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Rosvot: “ like sketches from the basement, and showcases an interesting combination of 50s-sounding Buddy Holly-influenced guitar work and dreamy melodies.

In his own words, Rami, 23:23’s beating heart divulges “23:23 was born out of necessity. Suddenly I realized that all of my emotional and rational world started to take its form in music. I was writing songs like crazy. Ambient EP’s here, dream pop there (for my band Delay Trees), fresh sounding lofi songs were ominously piling up on my hard drive. Then I uploaded some songs online, played a handful of shows and a couple of cool people took notice. I never really got bothered to push myself anywhere or really send the albums to the press. Thankfully now through Soliti the albums get a second chance, people can hear them, share them and live with them. When I wrote the first 23:23 songs I was in my mid-20’s, a bit of a slacker, sleeping late, attending some classes at the Uni when I felt like it, and so on. All the things that really went on in my life came out as music. All the shit, the love, crushes, fights, jobs, God, pressures of growing up, being depressed, everything…Oh well, I just turned 30 and I’m still the same. Still writing music. Still shit piling up.”

Photo: Rami Vierula

Photo: Rami Vierula

Fez picture Onni Nieminen.

More 23:23 information available from:

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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.

 

Satellite Stories ‘Vagabonds’ album out in Finland now

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There are two reasons for getting excited today. Firstly, the long wait for Satellite Stories album release of Vagabonds is over. It’s out now in Finland (27th Feb)! You can get involved in the world of  Vagabonds right now. But to add further pleasure to you experience, you can also get the live feel for the album, as Satellite Stories Vagabonds tour starts today (27th February) in Jyväskylä.

Vagabonds is available on CD, LP and digital formats from the following outlets (a selection)

YleX premiered the Vagabonds video earlier this week as well as having the Vagabonds album as Viikon Albumi. Other coverage for Satellite Stories in Finland includes interviews at HS, Metro, Rumba, Soundi, Oulu lehti, Voice, Nrj, Ylex, X3M, Rosvot, Radio Helsinki, HBL., Ksml 4/5 review.

Initial International reaction has been great: “In an age where electronic vibes seem to reign supreme, it’s nice to hear a good piece of solid indie pop “ Indie Shuffle, whilst CLASH Magazine  opines“a piece of blazing rock music built for arena use” . LA based Best New Bands commented “…one thing is definitely for sure, Vagabonds is a catchy, fun, admirable record from a band that continues along on a familiar road, but know that this is the only road worth traveling on.”

Satellite Stories Vagabonds tour starts today (27th Feb). Oulu and London dates are sold out already, with other shows  selling very well. In lieu of Oulu selling out, Satellite Stories play an afternoon show (28th Feb, 3pm ) at Levykauppa Ax Oulu this Saturday (don’t miss!). Get tickets for all dates here!

STOP PRESS: Satellite Stories have been added to the line-up of Ruisrock 2015

  • February 27th. Jyväskylä – Finland 
  • February 28th. Oulu – Finland 
  • March 4th. Hamburg – Molotow – DE
  • March 5th. Amsterdam – Paradiso – NL
    March 6th. Tilburg – 013 – NL
    March 7th. Zwolle – Hedon – NL
    March 9th. London – Barfly – UK (sold out)
    March 11th. Cologne – Luxor – DE
    March 12th. Stuttgart – Zwolfzen – DE
    March 13th. Zurich – Mascotte – CH
    March 14th. Lyss – Kufa – CH
    March 16th. Munich – Kranhalle – DE
    March 17th. – Vienna – Szene – AU
    March 18th. Prague – Futurum – CZ
    March 19th. Berlin – Frannz Club – DE
    March 20th. Copenhagen – Bremen Teater – DK
    March 23rd. Gothenburg – Pustervik – SE
    March 24th. Oslo – Pokalen – NO
    March 26th. Madrid – Arena – ES
    March 27th. Barcelona – Razzmatazz – ES
    March 28th. Mallorca – Es Gremi – ES
    March 29th. Granada – Planta Baja – ES
    April 5th. Helsinki – Tavastia – FI 
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For more Satellite Stories information visit

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

Introducing: Mumrunner

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Mumrunner deal with aesthetics from contrasting aspects of sound: sometimes abrasive alternative rock melds with dream pop soundscapes that gives the impression of being otherworldly.  ​The Tampere, Finland based band love to play loud but never forsake an interest in subtler dynamics which makes Mumrunner’s ambitions unique and special.

We’re delighted to welcome Mumrunner to the Soliti roster. As a taster from a forthcoming EP which blossoms late Spring, here’s a new cut from the band, Bond

Bond draws you in with distant strums, melodic lead lines and seductive verses. But take off comes via quiet explosions and a soaring chorus that’s pervasively longing and beautiful in equal measure.

Forged from bands such as Getawaycab and Revival Hymns, Mumrunner impressed with their debut single Zit/Rut which caught interest and the imaginations of zines and blogs home and abroad.

“It’s a brilliant and relentless experience” Gold Flake Paint 

“…frenetic pulse pounding shock attack that to these ears sounds as though its prowling the kind of muddied psychedelic practised by a ’Kaleidoscope’ era Boo Radleys.” God is in the TV

Mumrunner have a series of shows lined up, including some with label mates LOVESPORT

  • 5.3 Helatorstai-klubi, Henry’s Pub, Helsinki w/ LOVESPORT
  • 7.3 O’Hara’s, Tampere w/ LOVESPORT
  • 24.04. Varjobaari, Tampere w/ Enemies, Ravage Ritual
  • 22.05. Bar 15, Seinäjoki w/ LOVE SPORT
  • 27.05. Telakka, Tampere
  • 05.06. Korjaamo, Helsinki
  • 06.06. Klustermus, Rauma

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Photos by  Sauli Hämäläinen

 PS: Jukka from Mumrunner contributes to Rosvot, read his posts here