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Spotinews recomendation
17.03.17

Hey. Melodic death metal, anyone? If so, check out the latest album by Wolfheart and enjoy! (US version here) Wolfheart – TyhjyysFiled under: 2017, Metal

Spotinews recomendation
09.03.17

Evening. This new EP by Bleached is worth seeking out. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! Bleached – Can You Deal?Filed under: 2017, Rock

Clash review
09.11.16

Catchy choruses and breezy surf-guitars, with a string in the tail...

Under The Radar review
22.07.15

This Finnish-born, Berlin-based musician claims to have self-titled his first full-length so that people will learn how to properly spell his name. More

The Quietus review
13.01.15

Colorado-based underground metal label Dark Descent Records had a hell of a year in 2014. Label owner Matt Calvert's consummate taste for all things twisted and grotesque spawned...

The Quietus review
18.11.14

Can you remember the first time you ever came face to face with extreme metal? It's a feeling cherished by unwashed longhairs the world over, and one that has a tendency to...

Spotinews recomendation
08.11.14

Hello. From a recent Spotify update comes the new album by Finish metal band Ghost Brigade. Enjoy! (Version for FI and US here.) Ghost Brigade – IV: One with the StormFiled under...

The Quietus review
02.10.14

Last night a Finnish freak-tronica band saved my life... Well, in actual fact it was a night four years ago, around the time of their last full length release Ullakkopalo, when I...

Spotinews recomendation
15.08.14

Hi again. The new album by singer-songwriter Mirel Wagner is now available all over Europe and in the US. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! (Version for FR, GB and IE here...

Insound review
22.07.14

Freeman is Aaron Freeman's first album of original material since disbanding Ween and getting sober, but it's not a record mired in its maker's private struggles. It's a...

The Quietus review
18.06.14

Toil and triumph characterised the last album from Finnish instrumental momentum rockers Siinai. Olympic Games traded exclusively and beautifully on the idea that hard work reaps...

NME review
18.06.14

Horror synths and drones inspired by a trip to the supermarket

Insound review
19.02.14

Aan is a fearless experimental pop band from Portland; garnering praise from publication like Stereogum , Noisey , IFC , and Impose ; in addition to touring almost constantly with...

Insound review
29.11.13

Climax is the debut full length from Finnish apocalyptic post-punk rock quartet Beastmilk. Recorded, mixed, and produced in July of 2013 at GodCity Studios by Kurt Ballou, the...

NME review
02.12.13

If you enjoyed this year’s Iceage and Savages full-lengths, embrace this splendid debut album

Insound review
01.10.13

Seattle trio Cumulus is Alexandra Niedzialkowski (vocals, guitar), Lance Umble (guitars, keyboards), and Leah Julius (bass), decided to record, mix, and master their first album...

Insound review
07.06.13

What started out as a youngsters' combo in 1993 struck the worldwide music scene in 1997 with a debut that truly lived up to its name – Something Wild . From then on, the...

Insound review
07.06.13

What started out as a youngsters' combo in 1993 struck the worldwide music scene in 1997 with a debut that truly lived up to its name – Something Wild . From then on, the...

Spotinews recomendation
07.04.13

Howdy folks. This new album by HK119 was added to Spotify a while back. Genre: experimental/electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) HK119 – Imaginature Filed under: 2013, Electronic

Spotinews recomendation
30.03.13

Hello. The new album by Finntroll is a fairly recent addition to Spotify. Genre: folk metal. Enjoy! Finntroll – Blodsvept Filed under: 2013, Metal

The Line of Best Fit review
29.03.13

It’s always great to be reminded that dumb hooks can still make you feel as infinite as they did before you filled your head with irrelevant context.

NME review
08.04.13

Classic tales of heartbreak belie the West Coast sunshine

The Quietus review
08.04.13

Ah, the pop song – that shining, three-minute nugget of melodious ohrwurm. A song with a hook the size of Holland and a thrilling (and frequently annoying) ability to gnaw away at...

Spotinews recomendation
05.04.13

Hey there. The cool debut album by Bleached was recently added to Spotify. Genre: garage pop. Enjoy! (One review here.) Bleached – Ride Your Heart Filed under: 2013, Pop

Insound review
02.04.13

On the heels of three well-received singles comes Ride Your Heart , the bombastic debut album by LA band Bleached. Sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin match their ability to blend...

Spotinews recomendation
26.02.13

Hey. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by Eternal Tears of Sorrow. Genre: symphonic death metal. Enjoy! (Version for Finland here.) Eternal Tears of Sorrow...

Pitchfork review
12.02.13

As a listener, the way that frontman Timo Kaukolampi talks about his band K-X-P's sophomore LP II might make you a little concerned about your own mental health. And for good...

AudioCred review
14.02.13

After a critically acclaimed 2010 debut that went largely unnoticed, K-X-P are back with II, a noteworthy, if not totally bizarre, follow-up. For those unfamiliar, the Helsinki...

NME review
28.01.13

Wounds have a two-fingered flippancy about death

Insound review
25.12.12

Brand new 18 track album by Jori Hulkkonen and Jerry Valuri takes new more synthetic direction w/lo-fi aesthetics and transhumanistic themes. Boasts lyrical, vocal, musical and...

Spotinews recomendation
30.11.12

Howdy folks. From a very recent Spotify update comes the sweet debut album by Finnish band Lau Nau. Genre: experimental folk. Enjoy! (Edit: Sorry about the wrong band name – I...

Spotinews recomendation
22.10.12

Good morning. It’s a new week and the number of notable new releases are getting fewer. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by Wintersun. Genre: epic/symphonic...

The Line of Best Fit review
22.07.12

Death Hawks are far from alone in trekking through the psychedelically burnt terrain of the late '60s/early '70s in search of inspiration. But the Finnish band's debut shakes off...

Clash review
15.05.12

Finland’s Zebra And Snake come bearing synths. ‘Healing Music’ sounds a bit like Interpol covering The Human League and is as interesting - and uneven - as you might expect...

The Pier review
08.04.12

Continuing The Pier’s recent coverage of all things Pacific Island Region, I’ve been deemed the pleasure of reviewing the latest album from Natural Vibrations, Hawaiian reggae...

The Line of Best Fit review
09.01.12

Bleak yet very, very beautiful, Wagner’s record feels like the spiritual, elongated personification of Billie Holliday’s ‘Strange Fruit’ and channels that chilling vision...

Pitchfork review
26.03.12

On her self-titled debut, the Ethiopian-Finnish singer-songwriter's stark doom-folk is in permanent flux between concerns of the soul and the desires of the flesh.

Resident Advisor review
27.10.11

A couple years ago, while sitting on a dance music writing panel, I was asked why RA had declared New York house music "back" a few years ago. The person asking came from deep...