Radio City


Despite having all kinds of other music addictions, power pop is the place I come from. Despite spending a lot of time exploring things like country music or twee pop whenever I come back to power pop it feels like coming back to home. This time it was Cheap Star, Tinted Windows and especially scottish Blue from the seventies that brought me back to these sounds that I love the most. This is now continued by a band called Radio City (hmm..where did they pick that name from) whose long lost power pop gem has been recently released by a label called Radio Heartbeat. I have listened to them at myspace before and when that name jumped to my face on Not Lame’s email, I went and ordered a copy asap. Since then I’ve been listening to them at myspace and I’ve been feeling happy and congratulating myself for such a fine decision. I think it’s excellent 70’s power pop. if you are into Big Star, Badfinger, The Raspberries, Dwight Twilley, Blue Ash etc, check them out.

Radio City at myspace

Oh. And Blue. I mentioned them a while ago. Now I’ve bought their debut album and L.A Sessions. I haven’t even properly started with L.A Sessions yet, because I’ve gotten stuck into the greatness of the debut. Now that’s a truly wonderful pop album.

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Les Yper Sound presents: Strawberry Fair (swe)

les yper sound

Les Yper Sound is an excellent pop club that brings foreign (mostly swedish) indie pop acts to Turku. The next event takes place this friday 29.05.2009 at Dynamo and the star performer of the evening is Strawberry Fair. It’s the stage name of swedish pop musician Jenny Franzén and her music takes you back to the golden ages of girl groups and 60’s pop music. I did not know her beforehand, but the myspace songs are very convincing and I’m now sure I want to see that concert.

Strawberry Fair at myspace
Les Yper Sound at myspace

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Puumaja’s debut album Meriselityksiä out now


It’s been a long time coming, but now the wait is over and Puumaja’s debut album Meriselityksiä hits the stores today. It’s released by Quiet Life Records and it contains 9 great songs. Okay, if I’m honest I should say that it contains 8 great songs, because after a few spins I haven’t learned to love the song Punaiset Seinät. But it could be just me and probably is. And even in my case, if 8 out of 9 songs hits my heart, I have to say that it’s rather excellent accuracy. Well done. Watch the video of Meren Kutsu below and check out more samples on their website and/or myspace.


Puumaja Website
Puumaja at myspace

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