We’re taking a look at some of the most exciting and fresh newcomers in the Finnish music scene. This month we feature Tontario, SUAD (in the cover image), Horte and Dallas Kalevala. Also, don't miss our Spotify playlist below.
Tontario is a young and promising producer who’s music draws inspiration from deep house and electronic indie. Soon after releasing his first songs his music caught the interest of the influential British label Anjunabeats. Tontario’s debut EP Solitude came out in May.
Horte incorporates psychedelic shoegaze and heavy bass with hazy electronics. The band’s dreamy and intriguing debut album is described as ”built of the connection between concrete and surreal textures”. The eponymous album was released in spring by Svart Records.
Dallas Kalevala is a new band by Ville Malja (the lead man of alternative rock group Lapko) and sound artist Jussi Matikainen. The duo describe their electronic pop anthems fittingly as ”fierce subarctic pop music” and they’ve put out two singles so far, ”Moon Makes Me Happy” and ”Animal Magnetism”.
SUAD is a Helsinki-based artist with a soft voice and years of experience in recording and performing. Her voice has earlier been heard in Uusi Fantasia’s album ”Top Ten” and in various cooperations with Jaakko Eino Kalevi, for example the track ”Deeper Shadows”. Now SUAD focuses on her solo career and her debut single ”Caves and Blood Veins” was released in June.