From a very early age, singer songwriter Henri Seger has been composing and performing, but only now he is releasing a debut three-song single. With the moniker of Tragic Van (a never-ending lifetime project), he is releasing some sweet indie-folk that he simply describes a finamericana. Check out the songs below for some acoustic guitars, banjo sounds and heartfelt vocals.
On the heels of two excellent albums with Hexvessel, Helsinki-based Englishman Mat “Kvohst” McNerney has a new project, Beastmilk, which is defined as apocalyptic post-punk. Or in different words as if The Cure and Joy Divison would have signed for the Vertigo label in 1971. There are psyched guitars and a very, very obscure sound. Check out below the first single off Beastmilk’s debut full-length Climax, released via Svart Records.
After relocating to Vienna, Finnish songwriter Robin Pahlman has been working on a series of acoustic, folk, heartfelt home recordings which now form his debut self-titled EP released by Berlin-based label Monkey Records.
While Pahlman tours Europe supporting the EP release, you can stream below this beautiful collection of songs. If you like them songs (and you should), go to iTunes and download the EP for just the price of cafe latte in Helsinki.
Believe it or not, the Music Alliance Pact has been spreading new music around the world for 60 consecutive months, and this month is the 61st edition. This means five consecutive years and hundred of songs. Did you know that Mumford & Sons, The xx, Ólafur Arnalds, Sleigh Bells, Toro Y Moi and Phoenix were feature on MAP early in their careers? Let’s toast for the next 60 month of the world’s best mixtape.
This month experimental rock band Ritual Smoker represents Finland.
A couple of weeks ago, Astrid Swan released her fifth album, titled Astrid4, where she returns to her own songwriting, and she does it in a superb manner. After flirting with guitar based brit-pop (Better Than Wages) and releasing a surprising synthpop album of Pavement covers (Hits – Pavement for Girls), on Astrid4 we find again the piano centric songs and the grandiose arrangements that made Astrid popular early in her career.
If you didn’t download the first single when it came out, here’s a chance of watching the video directed by media artist and documentary filmmaker, Timo Wright.