[18 May 2015 | No Comment | 405 views]
Barna Howard – Quite A Feelin’

The most important music news that I can think of. New Barna Howard album Quite A Feelin’ is now out, available and ready to create a lifelong companionship with your heart. The self-titled debut was #2 on my albums of the year list back in 2012 and this new one is at least equally brilliant. The album was released by Mama Bird Recording Co in …

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[20 May 2015 | No Comment | 320 views]
Summer Fiction – Himalaya

Good news for fans of perfect pop music. New Summer Fiction album Himalaya hits the stores and our hearts on the 16th of June. The name Bill Ricchini is filed under pop geniuses in my imaginary book of songwriters. That previous self-titled Summer Fiction album (2011) was just magnificent and I shortly featured those videos/singles Chandeliers and Throw Your Arms Around Me on this blog …

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[20 May 2015 | No Comment | 1,469 views]
Danny & The Champions of the World, A Grave With No Name & John Calvin Abney

I’ve never been a dedicated follower of fashion, but I’ve always been a dedicated follower of Danny Wilson. New Danny & The Champions of the World album What Kind Of Love drops into our arms on the 1st of June and based on this first outtake below, it’s going to bring a lot warmness and tenderness into our souls. The album will be released by …

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[18 May 2015 | No Comment | 405 views]
Barna Howard – Quite A Feelin’

The most important music news that I can think of. New Barna Howard album Quite A Feelin’ is now out, available and ready to create a lifelong companionship with your heart. The self-titled debut was #2 on my albums of the year list back in 2012 and this new one is at least equally brilliant. The album was released by Mama Bird Recording Co in …

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[17 May 2015 | No Comment | 400 views]
Robert Chaney – Cracked Picture Frames

The blog has been pretty much on hold during the spring and therefore I still haven’t written about some real treasures that have been released during the first half of 2015. Robert Chaney’s new album Cracked Picture Frames is one of those treasures. This London-based folk troubadour has written extremely convincing album. It’s not really an album that I listen to on a daily basis, …

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[17 May 2015 | 2 Comments | 551 views]
Great Peacock – Making Ghosts, Hip Hatchet – Hold You Like A Harness

A big favourite during the week has been the debut album by Great Peacock. I wrote about the earlier EP a year or two ago. It has taken them a while to finish the debut full-length, but now the wait is over and Great Peacock from Nashville, Tennessee are ready to create a beautiful harmony-filled havoc in your heart. Making Ghosts is an excellent album …

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[17 May 2015 | No Comment | 584 views]
Topi Saha – Nykyaika

It’s probably quite true that I don’t really like the major labels that much. It feels like they don’t really have anything to offer for me. Of course I’m a total lo-fi twat and therefore even when I like the songwriters and their ability to create catchy melodies, the production/arrangements often makes it still sound rather horrible to me. So in my books, major labels …

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[17 May 2015 | No Comment | 514 views]
Satan’s Fingers, The Rollstons & Smug Brothers

Getting back to this blog thing I suppose. There are some issues that still continue to bother me (which you are aware, if you red that silly personal blog post), so I don’t really know how regularly I will be updating. Anyway, here are some great new albums that you might or might not be aware of.

Hell yeah, Satan’s Fingers just released their debut full-length …

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[14 May 2015 | No Comment | 488 views]
Flavour of the Month 15.5.2015 – Mäkkelä (GER) + Nightbird

We have one more Flavour of the Month event coming up before the summer holiday. The event takes place this friday at Pikku-Torre, Turku. Mäkkelä and Nightbird will share the stage. They have both played at our club before and therefore I know that they are excellent and this is going to be another great FOTM evening. Read more about it on that Finnish press …

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[9 May 2015 | No Comment | 899 views]
Personal mumbo jumbo and a bit about John Moreland

Things are still fairly slow or actually completely still. I’ve been in a really dark place with these health concerns of mine. I still haven’t figured out or any of the doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists I’ve seen during the past 6-7 months haven’t figured out why my left hand and left foot are numb or tingling 24/7. At least I can breathe a little easier now …

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[3 May 2015 | No Comment | 961 views]
8raita presents: Ryan Boldt Finland Tour 6.5 – 9.5.2015

Something pretty amazing is happening next week. Canadian songwriter Ryan Boldt will be touring in Finland. Ryan Boldt released a great solo album last fall and he is also the front man of The Deep Dark Woods. His band colleague Clayton Linthicum will play with him on these Finnish dates. A huge thanks to 8raita and Fredrik Johansson for bringing Ryan & Clayton to Finland.
Ryan …

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[19 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 1,023 views]
Barna Howard – Indiana Rose

Lately I’ve been extremely excited about two albums. John Moreland’s High On Tulsa Heat and Quite a Feelin’ by Barna Howard. There might be a few more soon, because I bought the latest by Simon Joyner, Hayden and Ryley Walker yesterday during Record Store Day. I don’t really care much for those limited RSD releases myself and I prefer just buying good new full-lengths instead. …

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[19 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 859 views]
Salaliitto – Virhe (single / music video)

Major news! Salaliitto just released the first singe / music video from their forthcoming album. I’ve seen this band play live several times and I’m extremely confident that this album will be amazing. They are still looking for a label to release it. If I had a record label and/or money, I would sign them immediately. Unfortunately I don’t, but you know what to do, …