Salaliitto, Liljankukka, Pää Kii & Jylhä Yrjö

Continuing with these round-up posts so that I’ll manage to feature most of the 2018 stuff that I hold dear before it’s time for the end-of the year lists in December. This time a bit of a Finnish language special.

First up is Salaliitto and the first single from their forthcoming album that is due out in 2019 on Soit se silti. Nakkila’s zip code 29250 is now forever stuck in my head thanks to this insanely catchy nostalgic anthem for the small town hearts. Easily relatable especially for the ones who spent their youth in a small town in the 80s and/or 90s and therefore on a personal level, the song does bring a lot of good memories from my 42560/42700 days. A damn good song once again from Salaliitto.

Salaliitto at Facebook

Carrying on with the nostalgic vibe with an outtake from the new Liljankukka album Päiväkirja that came out on the 12th October on Karhuvaltio Records. This is their debut album, but the main songwriter Thomas Lilley has written a lot of pop magic with his other band Daisy during the past fifteen years or so. Liljankukka shows that he is able to master the difficult task of writing melodic pop treats also by using the Finnish language. Here’s the video for a song called 22 vuotta sitten.

Liljankukka at Facebook

Pää Kii returned with a new album called Jos huonoo onnee ei ois mul ei ois onnee ollenkaan that came out on the 19th of October on Stupido Records. Damn good record and I especially love this song that hits people like me where it really hurts. Albeit most of my own record collection is on the fashionable CD format, so they are probably not even worth that 25 cents. Expect of course they contain the building blocks of my life and therefore mean the world to me.

Pää kii at Facebook

I would have at least half a dozen more that could fit this blog entry, but it’s close to 4am so let’s wrap this up with a song from the new Jylhä Yrjö album Kohti asfalttia that came out a couple of weeks ago on Iso Pinkki. I don’t really know a whole lot about them, but I’ve been spinning the album quite a lot lately. The song Pieksämäellä would actually fit perfectly with the small town nostalgia that started this entry, but I will still go with my current favorite Miksi me teimme sen this time around.

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Lac Belot, Future States, Monnone Alone & The Wave Pictures

Tonight we’ll take a quick trip around the wondrous and magical pop world.

We shall begin our journey from Finland, because there should be a national holiday scheluded for this Friday in order to properly welcome Lac Belot’s magical debut full-length into the world. Here’s the latest single Friendly Beast from one of the finest Finnish albums of recent years. The album ABRACADABRA! is out on the 28th of September on Solina Records.

Lac Belot at Facebook

Moving on to Canada. I already posted the b-side Bugaboo of this single by Future States a couple of months ago. Still love that wonderfully arranged, warm and beautiful slice of pop heaven, but hey the a-side Heaven also rules the world and all other universes and there’s a music video for it too. The digital single is out on Golden Brown.

Future States Website

Let’s row the boat across the pacific and listen to the new marvellous and super catchy Monnone Alone single Cut Knuckle. Monnone Alone is a pop group from Melbourne, Australia and it’s led by ex-Lucksmiths member Mark Monnone. The new single is the first outtake from Monnone Alone’s second album Summer of the Mosquito, due out sometime in 2019.

Monnone Alone at Facebook

Last but not least we stop in London UK where the insanely prolific pop group The Wave Pictures is currently getting ready to release their second album of the year. While waiting for that to drop into our hearts, let’s stare at The Little Window with Dave Tattersall and co. This one is from their earlier 2018 album Brushes With Happiness.

The Wave Pictures Website

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Pienet Koirat – Lähehä & Kynnet – Raaputa kaljatuoppiin

A small late night video post. If this recent folk/americana direction of this blog feels dreadfully boring to you, here’s a great blast of Finnish rock’n’roll. You can practice the beautiful Finnish language while you’re at it. Ok, this Pienet Koirat song might be a bit of a challenge even for a native speaker. A damn good song though and I love the video where people try to do some karaoke sing along to a song that they have never heard. Plus there’s cats too and well above all.. I love cats. Lähehä is the second single from their forthcoming album.

Pienet Koirat at Facebook

Moving on to the gorgeous new Kynnet song Raaputa kaljatuoppiin. It’s an outtake from their forthcoming album Vähät välittää that is due out on 12th of October on Svart Records.

Kynnet at Facebook

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