Over the last decade or so, indie pop has been pronounced dead more times than one cares to count. But don't tell that to Satellite Stories, who are about to hit it big with their major label debut.
Music audiences’ age structure and consumer patterns are changing, offerings are growing and becoming more varied, but for now, one thing remains unchanged: there are enough visitors in Finland for hundreds of festivals.
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (‘The Namedays of Pertti Kurikka’) is a punk rock band established in 2009, consisting of four members with learning disabilities. The band was devised as a result of an art workshop, and linked also to a fiction movie project centering on the rights and possibilities of a disabled person for independence and love (Vähän kunnoitusta aka Gimme Some Respect, 2010).
Back in December we talked to Isac Elliot, the teenage popstar trying to conquer the world, and now it’s time to say hello to the person who made his debut album happen. Within a year Joonas Angeria has become one of the most promising producers out there. And he might just be the one to bring Finnish pop to international listeners on a large scale.