Black Lizard to release new EP, stream/watch title track Burning


Black Lizard return with the Burning EP (Soliti 027) on the 11th August, the follow up to their much praised self titled debut album. 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?

Stream Burning here

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

Burning EP will be released via Soliti digitally worldwide on the 11th August 2014.

Upcoming Black Lizard shows
30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki
14.09. 6. linja, Helsinki (+Pink Mountaintops)
01.10. Malmitalo, Helsinki

Black Lizard promo shot by Eetu Maaranen


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Astrid Swan’s Astrid4 released in Germany


Astrid Swan‘s latest album Astrid4 has been receiving fine notices in the German music media these last few weeks  and gets a full format release today (25.07). Find the album from the following outlets:





Music Line





Obsessed Music


Read these German Reviews:

Westzeit 5/5


Cd Starts 8/10

Nordische-Musik 5/6

Eclipsed 7/10



Some other quotes: Clash “An expansive, sumptuously produced record…Shamelessly pop and outrageously ambitious”,
Closewatch “With an utterly beguiling voice, Astrid Swan could well become the next sweetheart of audiophiles across the globe. ” All Scandinavian “her best work yet”

Astrid Swan Astrid4 (Soliti 018)
01 Nature Calling (listen)
02 Four Months To Kill (listen)
03 Yearning To Hold Still
04 The Loon
05 Rabbit Catcher
06 Black Bear & A Hoofer (listen)
07 A.R.I.Z.O.N.A
08 Your Last Song

Astrid Swan upcoming shows:

09.08. Flow Festival, Helsinki
30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki



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Dates For Your Diary, Summer 2014

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Summertime and a few  of your favourite bands can be caught live in Finland this Summer.

Astrid Swan


After some time away with illness, we’re happy to announce that Astrid Swan has just been confirmed for Saturday 9th August at Flow Festival 2014, Helsinki as well as a duo appearance at SOLITIFEST

9.08 Flow Festival, Helsinki
30.08 SOLITIFEST, Helsinki

Big Wave Riders


Big Wave Riders have just started work on their second full length album. As well as their appearance at SOLITIFEST the band play Latvia’s much loved Positivus Festival this month (18.07)

18.07. Positivus Festival, Salacgrīva, Latvia
30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki

 Black Lizard


A new EP from Black Lizard will be arriving this summer (watch this space), but in the meantime you can catch the band at a series of Finnish Festivals (like Ilosaarirock this weekend) and some select club shows.

12.07. Ilosaarirock Festival, Joensuu
20.07. Wasteland Festival, Kouvola
02.08. Tikkurila Fest, Tikkurila
30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki
14.09. 6. linja, Helsinki (+Pink Mountaintops)
01.10. Malmitalo, Helsinki

Black Twig 


Black Twig‘s latest album Heliogram just got a German release last week, with a UK release on the horizon (i.e.later this year). Some shows are promised post summer, you can catch them at SOLITIFEST at the end of August.

30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki

Delay Trees


Delay Trees latest album Readymade landed in the UK last week, with an August release for the album in Germany. Catch the band at SOLITIFEST at the end of August.

30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki

Ghost Of Jack Nance


The latest signings to Soliti, Ghost of Jack Nance continue to tear it up with shows at SLOBFESTand SOLITIFEST. Look out for their debut EP for the label soon.

11.07. SLOBFEST, Helsinki
30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki

Gim Kordon

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Gim Kordon continue to woo the world with their TOP 20 album Ei Ole Helppoo. The band play a few more shows, including a Radio Helsinki Summer club show and a slot at  Flow Festival.

18.07. Ääniwalli, Helsinki (+ Teksti-TV 666, The Liebelings)
06.08. Radio Helsingin Kesäklubi, Bar Loose, Helsinki
10.08. Flow Festival, Helsinki
30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki

The New Tigers


There are rumors that The New Tigers have started work on album #3, so hopefully we’ll hear something soon. Amongst their shows this summer, The New Tigers appear at H2Ö Festival in Turku  this coming weekend.

19.07. H2Ö, Turku 
9.08. Kuutio- Kaupunkifestivaali , Kerava
30.08. Solitifest, Helsinki

Prince Of Assyria


As well as being a late addition to SOLITIFEST, Prince Of Assyria comes back to Finland this coming winter for some intimate shows. Latest album Changing Places see a European release this Autumn.

30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki
05.11. Le Bonk, Helsinki
06.11. Telakka, Tampere
08.11. Bar Kuka, Turku
7.11. Friday I’m in Love!, After Eight, Pietarsaari

Most of these artists can be found on our latest compilation, Soliti Turns Three: Congratulations & Commiserations, which you can stream & download from here

SOLITIFEST event page is here



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Prince Of Assyria announces new Live dates for Autumn

Prince Of Assyria : Annika

Prince Of Assyria returns to Finland for a series of intimate live shows this autumn. Before that, he’s been added to the lineup of our very own SOLITIFEST in late August. Full List of dates below:

  • 30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki
  • Free Entry
  • 5.11. LeBonk, Helsinki
  • Liput: 10 €, ennakkoliput Tiketti
  • 6.11. Telakka, Tampere
  • Liput: 10 €, ennakot Telakalta
  • 7.11. Friday I’m in Love!, After Eight, Pietarsaari
  • Liput: 0 €
  • 8.11. Bar Kuka, Turku
  • Liput: 10 €, ennakot Kukasta

Watch the video for Bring Along Joy

Read about Prince of Assyria via The Guardian

Buy latest album Changing Places

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Soliti to Reissue Sister Flo Tragician’s Hat, 10th Anniversary Edition

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Soliti is proud to announce the reissue of one of our favourite album’s,  Sister Flo‘s Tragician’s Hat.

Tragician’s Hat has been cited as one of the landmarks of Finnish indiepop, this timely release gives you the chance to fall in love again.  Sister Flo‘s masterpiece is turning 10 years old this September and to celebrate the occasion, on the 12th September 2014,  Soliti will be issuing a  remastered version of the album.

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 remastered album from 2004 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.

Here’s a taste of what’s to come (pre-order links coming soon!)

Watch a Lyric video for White Noise

Listen to the re-master of Sister Flo‘s  White Noise

Listen to unreleased Tragician’s Hat track  All The Sunshine Comes From Your Smile

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Sister Flo Tragicain’s Hat Anniversary Edition (Soliti Retro 001)

CD1: Tragician’s Hat Re-mastered original recordings

  •   four souls
  •   white noise
  •   bill and jesus (black)
  •   shortcuts 4
  •   september + 2
  •   guillotine 6
  •   feathers
  •   tina turner shitting position
  •   they’d better build a dam to field island
  •   nathaniel & isabel

CD2: Unreleased & Rarities, Anniversary Edition Extras

  • tragician’s hat radio helsinki ad
  • all the sunshine comes from your smile
  • baby love
  • plunder island turnaround
  • major ill
  • i’m not someone who can break your heart
  • moustache
  • photo is a transformer
  • first plow of the winter
  • rumbanova
  • nathaniel & isabel (live)
  • bill & jesus (live)

NB. Bonus CD tracks will only be available from the double cd edition of Tragician’s Hat!

all songs by sister flo

janne lastumäki, antti kaistinen,
samae koskinen, mikko salonen, jarno alho

Sister Flo on FB

White Noise on NRGM’s song list

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Photo’s & artwork Ilja Karsikas.

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