We’re taking a look at some of the most exciting and fresh newcomers in the Finnish music scene, who’ve already sparked interest outside Finland’s borders as well. Here’s who you should know right now!
Mikko Joensuu played in the much appraised and currently inactive cult band Joensuu 1685 (whose other members formed Siinai), but his solo debut Amen I is far fremoved from their shoegaze-noise rock. If you like slow, soothing and relaxed Americana and country-folk, Mikko Joensuu could be just the right guy for you.
Lake Jons describe their music combines the spirit of "dusty garages, rumbling canyons and nordic woods.” Suitable words for an indie folk band who draw inspiration from Bon Iver and Josh T. Pearson. The trio released their debut EP this year along with a cluster of handsome music videos, and in June they'll put out their second EP titled Explode.
Solano + Profettes
Five persons, four talented vocalists, three different Finnish cities. The founding members of Solano + Profettes had their roots in italo and techno, but after Ringa Manner (The Hearing) and Minna Sihvonen joined the fold, the group’s music swirled towards airy synth pop. The quintet released their debut EP in April which is titled, well just simply, EP.
Tom & Hills
Helsinki based Tom & Hills was formed by Petri Mäkitalo and Ramon Soivio in 2013 and signed to Universal Music last year. Their singles ”Energy in Magic” and ”Another Chance” (feat. JS16) have been played by DJ’s such as Tiësto, Above & Beyond, Judge Jules and Major Lazer. The duo’s sound is a fresh combination of electro house, EDM and progressive house.