I feel so damn ashamed that I never wrote anything about the first Ochre Room release, Blue Ribbon EP. That debut EP was already really good, but I still didn’t expect them to be so amazing as they were last friday at Flavour of the Month. I was instantly in love with their sound and I’ve watched the concert half a dozen times afterwards. Ochre Room is definitely one of the finest finnish folk rock / americana bands out there at the moment and I’m extremely excited about them. The EP already showed that the lead vocalist Lauri Myllymäki has a wonderful singing voice and now the addition of female vocalist(s) has lifted the songs to a new level. The band recently signed a deal with Lumpeela Julkaisut and starts recording their debut album in march. It is hard to picture a better home for Ochre Room, because I know the label boss Juha Mäki-Patola is definitely into this kind of music.
Blue Ribbon from the EP:
And here’s a live version of Promissory Look from friday’s concert. You’ll find a couple more in here.