It seems I have a few followers. 341 to be exact (19/8 2014). Nice! I hope you guys find something interesting on this tumblr o’ mine from time to time and that it enlightens and broadens the picture of the Finnish pop music scene in some sense.
I have also noticed that some of you followers seem to study Finnish, and some even study Swedish. I mostly link stuff in English from Finland, but from time to time I have something in the indigenous languages of my country. Mostly in Finnish, but sometimes in Swedish too. I should find something in the Sami and Roma languages as well, maybe even Russian, so there’s a challenge for me. As long as it’s music and from Finland it has a potential of being blogged here.
So here’s something new in Finnish, a track from the popular band Haloo Helsinki! They’ve been around since 2006, and their debut album came out two years later. They’ve grown in popularity with each album release and the fourth album, Maailma on tehty meitä varten (= The world was made for us), was their first chart topper and has sold over 40 000 copies, which makes it a double platinum album in Finland.
Right now Haloo Helsinki! is preparing to release their fifth album called Kiitos ei ole kirosana (= Thanks is not a profanity), and the first single Beibi sounds both familiar and new. It has that melancholic pop rock-sound one is used to with this band, but it seems they’ve mixed in some Pendulum-vibes on the drums. Drum’n’bass more or less. It would be very interesting to see how this works live, ‘cause that drummer will be sweaty as hell after that track.
Also, if there are any Bulgarians reading this it might be interesting to know that the video was filmed in some old ironworks in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia.