Music Alliance Pact – July 2014
A little bit later than usual due to the summer break, here’s a new edition of the world’s greatest mixtape, including 24 songs from all around the world.
Newcomers Cats Of Transnistria represent Finland with their first released song ever.
Cats Of Transnistria – San Francisco
Formed earlier in the year, Cats of Transnistria is an exciting blend of dream pop vocals and fuzzy, psyched guitar and keys by the duo of Henna Emilia Hietamäki and Tuomas Alatalo. The band has just released its first recording produced by Black Lizard’s guitarist/vocalist Paltsa-Kai Salama and it comes with a video of surfing boys and dancing girls in a distant place and time. The music is eerie and hypnotic by itself, but watch the video below and the experience becomes pretty surreal.
Steve ’n’ Seagulls – The Trooper
Midsummer celebrations are huge in Finland. For three days, Finns travel to the countryside, heat up the sauna all day long, barbecue sausages and in many cases, drink a little bit too much -remember, don’t drink and swim. For bluegrass band Steve ’n’ Seagulls, midsummer is also a good time to pick up their banjos and mandolins to become Internet stars by playing a hillbilly version of Iron Maiden’s The Trooper. It rocks as much as it smells like cow.
Watch the video below and happy midsummer!
LOVE SPORT – Goodbye Brains
Here’s something new from a little supergroup. Members of renowned Helsinki-based indie bands (Black Twig, Big Wave Riders, Lady Escape, Hopeajärvi) got together a few months ago and formed LOVE SPORT (yes, in capitals). They’ve just unveiled their first recording, which has the inspiring title of Goodbye Brains. This is a melodic guitar-based track with an excellent catchy chorus, very appropriated for the summer season. Just pop song 101, but it got me all excited and looking forward to hearing more.
Check out LOVE SPORT’s first song below and bid your brain goodbye.
Music Alliance Pact – June 2014
We are passed mid June, so it is time to listen to a new edition of the world’s greatest mixtape. This month two new blogs join our group: http://yourownradio.fr/ (France) and http://ridethetempo.com (Canada). Welcome!
Saints Of Winter represent Finland with a song from their beautiful new album straight out of Lapland.