Knife Girl announces debut album Uniform – shares the “The Good Times Are Coming Your Way” single

Uniform arrives on the 23rd September 2022

“I’ve been wondering if people will keep up” Knife Girl

“Knife Girl is definitely one to watch in 2022. Lili Aslo’s music combines everything we love – experimental approach, sincerity, humour, catchy melodies and the drive to push boundaries” Loudness

“Knife Girl takes a nonconformist journey through genre” Earmilk

“…it looks as though Lili’s rebirth as Knife Girl sets the stage for an exciting new phase in her blossoming career.” Notion

Knife Girl shares her first music of 2022 – “The Good Times Are Coming Your Way” arrives on the 5th August. The single represents the first ‘proper’ taste of Knife Girl’s forthcoming debut album Uniform – releasing on the 23rd September 2022 via Soliti/Playground. Knife Girl describes Uniform as a more thought out songwriting process compared to other Knife Girl releases, a mature summation of the Knife Girl sound up to this point. Different lyrical themes mix with fun loving musicians who wanted to explore Knife Girl’s more overtly rock inspirations. Uniform acts as a perfect balm to the often genre defying concepts that Knife Girl has forged with her career this far, a more refined and grand central statement.

Listen to “The Good Times Are Coming Your Way”

Lili Also (Knife Girl) tells us of “The Good Times Are Coming Your Way.” ; “I wrote “Good Times…” when I was really struggling with my mental health. The lyrics address the listener but also myself. I’m just sort of wishing that everything is gonna be okay, even though I can’t know for sure. I’m not religious, but I think it’s funny how we use a lot of religious phrases to wish people well, like “I’ll pray for you”, so that’s why that’s in there. The many layers of guitar, piano and brass work as the backbone of this track. I couldn’t have done this without the band.”

“On lead single, “The Good Times are Coming Your Way”, she and her backing band add a bit of muscle to the music, dipping into propulsive indie rock that wears its heart on its sleeve. The guitars strike and retreat, occasionally recalling the wiry fretwork of Talking Heads or a less serrated Gang of Four, and her voice is a whir of ferocious melodies that skyrocket upward into the lower atmosphere. ” Beats Per Minute

“Knife Girl has musical creativity pouring out of her ears. So far, she’s released an experimental discography that freely interchanges between genres. This new single is feel-good indie pop with motivating lyrics. Just what the doctor ordered.” The Rodeo Mag

“the musically irresistibly good-natured, but lyrically exploring deeper waters single” Soundi


Knife Girl : Uniform (Soliti 101) Release date 23/09/2022
Available on vinyl/digital formats

Uniform front cover

Stop Time
The Good Times Are Coming Your Way
Ready For Love
Never Let Go
Precocious Baby
On The Line
Brain Dead (Just Do It)
Will This Catch The Algorithm
Whisper

Credits:
Produced and Arranged by Lili Aslo
Songs 1-7 by Lili Also.
“Will This Catch The Algorithm” written by Lili Aslo, composed by the band.
“Whisper” by Atta + Himera, with additional parts written by Lili Aslo.
Recorded at Art Lab Studios Helsinki.
Engineered by Nick Triani and Lili Aslo.
Mixed by Lili Aslo
Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova
Cover art by Maia Kavasto

The Band
Kalle Kauranen: Bass
Joona Kinnunen: Drums, Bongo
Anttoni Hill: Guitar
Eetu Tuominen: Guitar
Laura Salmenkallio: Guitar
Reko Kälkäjä: Piano, Synth
Aapo Soulanto: Saxophone, Synth.

 

Knife Girl “Good Times” Photo by Emilia Pennanen

 

Small bio
Releasing music under different guises since 2013, 21 year old Lili Aslo (aka Knife Girl) has 5 EP’s under her belt, and has collected more than 12 million listeners on various streaming services. Knife Girl released her debut EP Metro, in June 2021. Catching the attention of tastemakers such as Wonderland, Earmilk, Dummy, BBC Radio 1 and many others – all noted a serious talent had arrived. Last November’s 10 track OONA EP further cemented Knife Girl’s growing reputation as a producer and songwriter of adventurous sonic endeavours replenished with special melodic gifts. In 2022, Knife Girl was nominated for “newcomer of the year” at Finland’s Indie Awards, and listed as a “breakthrough artist” by Finnish National Radio, YLEX. The Uniform album finds Knife Girl once again exploring new terrain, adding more twists to her musical accomplishments thus far.

Poster by Lili Aslo


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