Video of the Day #122: Ochre Room – Don’t Try

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One Chord to Another gained some unexpected recognition today. It was selected as the #1 Finnish music blog by Cision. Which was nice, even though it might not be fully deserved. Lately the update frequency has not been on the level it should be and there are plenty of Finnish bloggers that do a great job in covering Finnish music and are better writers than I am. Anyway, there seems to be a small burst of new visitors, so this is a rather good opportunity to recommend one of my favourite Finnish bands, Ochre Room. This Tampere-based folk rock / americana group released a marvellous debut album Evening Coming In last year. The follow-up is currently in the making, but it’s still way too early to set a camp outside your favourite record store. However, the band just released a new music video for the song Don’t Try. It’s an excellent outtake from their debut album and the music video was directed by Jeroen Sebrechts.

Ochre Room Website

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The Lieblings – It’s All Gonna Fall

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I’ve been otherwise engaged lately, but things like this can’t go completely unnoticed. This is marvellous Finnish pop music and at least once this website was all about great Finnish pop music. And obviously The Lieblings contains Coma and Andy from my all-time favourite Finnish band The Sugarrush. Anyway, The Lieblings are a fuzzy pop group from Helsinki and recently they signed a record deal with GAEA Records / Exogenic Music Group. The debut album Take Us To Your Leader will hit the stores and our hearts in august 2013. The first outtake from the upcoming album, It’s All Gonna Fall was released some days ago. You can heart this great tune below.

The Lieblings at Facebook

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Robin Pahlman – Miss Lonelyhearts (single out now)

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The update frequency on this blog is still rather disgraceful, but this debut single by Finnish indie folk artist Robin Pahlman is something so thrilling that even a lazy blogger like yours truly has to write a news entry about it. Robin Pahlman is a highly talented Finnish singer-songwriter who has previously made great music with rock group Agent Kooper and country duo Carmen & The Devil. This debut single Miss Lonelyhearts is a magnificent start for his new adventure. I posted the early demo version of this song Miss Lonelyhearts back in 2012, but this real thing was released as a digital single on 19th of april. You can get it at least from iTunes. Robin Pahlman is currently having a small release tour in Austria and Germany (he lives in Vienna these days). Check out the remaining dates below in case you are able to attend. In case catching a plane from Finland to Austria/Germany just to see Robin’s live perfomance isn’t on your agenda, you can watch his excellent Couch by Couchwest performance by clicking this link.

April 23 Wels (Black Horse Inn)
April 24 Linz(Café Smaragd)
April 25 Stuttgart(Bar Sideways)

And this is the new single Miss Lonelyhearts.

Robin Pahlman at Facebook

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