11.01.2017 – 17.01.2017
Eurosonic Noorderslag is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, with a proven track record for helping new acts break into the international music scene. Selling out each year Eurosonic Noorderslag attracts over 3,900 delegates.
By night, during two showcase festivals (Eurosonic and Noorderslag), musical talent has the chance to present itself to an international audience of music lovers and professionals. Eurosonic is the stepping stone for European acts, taking place in the city center of Groningen.
Finnish showcase artists
Helsinki-based singer-songwriter Alma Miettinen was first exposed to her home audience through the Finnish version of Pop Idol in 2013, when she was merely 16 years old. Fast forward three years, Alma has a publishing contract with Sony/ATV in Germany, a recording deal with Universal Music Germany and two singles ”Karma” and "Dye My Hair", as well as a Felix Jaehn collaboration "Bonfire" – all gaining massive amounts of streams on Spotify.
Thu 12 January
Grande Theatre Main
Management: PME Records, ATC Management
Recording: PME Records, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group
Publishing: Pinnacle Helsinki Oy, Sony ATV, HMC Publishing
Booking: CODA Agency, Windish Agency
Press: PME Records
Man Duo is the new project by Jaakko Eino Kalevi (Domino Records) and his long-time collaborator and friend Sami Toroi (known from his recording alias Long-Sam). This is their second album, having worked together on 2013's Amateurs de Verite LP, but this is the first incarnation of Man Duo. The duo, from Berlin and Helsinki, deliver rich electronic pop, sealed with the kind of quality and oddity fans have come to expect from Jaakko Eino Kalevi.
Thu 12 January
Minerva Art Academy
Management: Piers Martin
Recording: Will be revealed soon
Publishing: Beggars Music (Jaakko Eino Kalevi)
Booking: ATC Live
Press: Dog Day Press
"View looks set to be the next breakout success from Finland", according to The Line of Best Fit. The 23-year-old is certainly one of the hottest up and coming rap artists currently, thanks to his dark and hypnotic vocals mixed with icy beats that take you to previously unknown places. View's lyrics focus on introspection and personal issues, giving his music a rare and poignant honesty. His debut album is due to be released in spring 2017 via Cargo Records in Germany.
Fri 13 January
Management: VILD Management
Recording: Cargo Records Germany (GSA & BeNeLux), Sony Music Finland (Finland & Scandinavia), other territories open
Publishing: Sony/ATV (Europe)
Booking: Listen Collective (GSA & BeNeLux), other territories open
Is there such a thing as too many guitarists in a band? Teksti-TV 666 think not. Formed three years ago, things have escalated rather quickly for the seven-piece shoe-gazing kraut-punk monster. Armed with no less than five (at times six) electric guitars, Teksti-TV 666 are nowadays one of the most in-demand live acts in Finland, and select performances abroad have caused a storm as well. After a Finnish tour with Kvelertak in the autumn, the band have set their sights on Europe, beginning with a tour in Norway and then at Eurosonic.
Wed 11 January
Der AA Theater
Thu 12 January
De Spieghel Main
Management: Alt Agency & Management
Recording: Svart Records
Booking: Alt Agency & Management
Legal: Alt Agency & Management
Press: Oktober Promotion
Mikko Joensuu is a singer-songwriter who stands out from the crowd. His first solo album Amen 1 (released in May 2016) taps into the American folk music tradition and classic songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Lee Hazlewood and Leonard Cohen. The album is all about deep, healing songs that can give the impression of spending time in quiet, intimate surroundings. The arrangements are raw but beautiful, mostly just piano and guitar accompany the Finnish musician's voice, with occasional pedal steel guitars and soothing string sections. Joensuu's follow-up album Amen 2, released six months after the debut, finds inspiration in the big indie rock sounds of Spiritualized and The Jesus and Mary Chain. Part 3 of the trilogy comes out in spring 2017.
Thu 12 January
Der Aa Theater
Management: Jonas Verweijen
Recording: Svart Records / Tomi Pulkki
Booking: Piikkikasvi / Kari Pössi (Finland), other territories open
Press: Svart Records / Jukka Taskinen
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