New Pop from Finland

Dig into our New Pop from Finland playlist to find the latest releases by pop heavywights like Alma, Isac Elliot, Saara Aalto and Lxandra, contemporary EDM stars such as Perttu and Alex Mattson and attitude-packed electro bands like LCMDF.

Follow this frequently updated playlist on Apple Music or Spotify and find out the freshest artists and sounds in Finnish pop and dance music! Scroll dow for artist biographies.

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Alma

Undoubtedly the biggest pop export in Finland's history, singer-songwriter Alma rose to fame in with her 2016–2017 singles "Karma", "Dye My Hair" and "Chasing Highs". With 2018 came collaborations with Charli XCX and the release of Alma's first ep "Heavy Rules Mixtape". In October 2018 Alma released "Cowboy", the first single from her debut album, which will be out early 2019.

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Lxandra

Lxandra is a young Helsinki based singer and songwriter now living in Berlin. She was introduced to the world through Perttu’s EDM hit ”Waves” in 2016. In 2017 Lxandra released her two first solo singles, ”Flicker” and ”Hush Hush Baby”. Lxandra is signed to Universal Deutschland and has a publishing contract with BMG Germany.

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LCMDF

Finnish electro indie pop pioneers Emma and Mia Kemppainen returned from hiatus this year with the catchy singles "Another Sucker" and "Glitter", as well as their sophomore album "Sad Bangers", which was released in September 2018.

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Satellite Stories

Hailing from Oulu, a tech hub near the Arctic Circle in Finland, Satellite Stories have been plying their trade since 2008. After being hailed as ”indisputably the best-known Finnish indie band in Europe” by Finland's largest newspaper, Satellite Stories have announced to split after their fifth album "Cut out the Lights" (2018) and a farewell tour.

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Saara

Before launching her artist career Saara found huge fame with her Youtube videos. Following the viral success, she issued her debut single "Ur Cool" in 2015. In 2017 Saara, already a major celebrity in Finland, was signed to Universal Music Finland and released several singles, including "Superpowers". 2018 saw the release of Saara's debut ep.

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Isac Elliot

Born in 2000, Isac Elliot is Finland's first genuine teen pop star with more than a million monthly listeners on Spotify. Elliot released his debut album "Wake Up World" in 2013 at age 13, and has since put out two albums ("Follow Me", 2014 and "Faith", 2017) for a constantly growing international fanbase.

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Studio Killers

Studio Killers, a virtual electro pop band made up of fictional characters (Cherry, Goldie Foxx, DJ Dyna Mink, and manager Bipolar Bear) first appeared in 2011 with their hit single "Ode to the Bouncer". An eponymous debut album saw the light of day in 2013 and the next year Studio Killers performed their first gigs at Ruisrock and Ilosaarirock festivals, in the form of performers in masks and costumes as well as screen projection. In June 2018 Studio Killers released their comeback single.

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Alex Mattson

EDM producer Alex Mattson was signed with Sony Music Finland and Ultra Music at 19 years. Released in 2016, his debut single UFO feat. Solamay streamed platinum. In 2018 Alex Mattson released his debut ep "Eleven" via Sony Music Finland.

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Color Dolor

Color Dolor, fronted by singer-songwriter Stina Koistinen started as an art pop five-piece in 2011. After two acclaimed albums, "Cuckoo in Clock" (2013) and "Wonderchild" (2015) Color Dolor returned in 2018 as a duo, consisting of Stina Koistinen and Nicolas "Leissi" Rehn with their third full-length named "Love" and a more stripped down and contemporary pop sound.

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Planet Case

This young quintet combines pop, alternative rock and EDM, inspired by the music of bands like Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, M83 and The 1975. The band released their debut ep "Simple Thoughts" in 2018 and have already gained a good and growing amount of followers and airtime on national radios.

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Poets of the Fall

Melodic rock band Poets of the Fall was formed in Helsinki in 2003 by Marko Saaresto, Olli Tukiainen and Markus "Captain" Kaarlonen. The band's first success came with the song "Late Goodbye" when it was featured in the hit game Max Payne 2 in 2004. After their debut "Signs of Life" (2005) POTF has released seven albums – the latest being 2018's "Ultraviolet" – and countless singles gaining millions of streams, as well as done tours on all continents.

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Saara Aalto

Internationally best known as the second finalist in the "X Factor UK" talent show in 2017, Saara Aalto is a pop music mainstay in her home country, where she has released several albums and competed in both "The Voice" and "Finland's got Talent" (coming in second place on both shows!). In 2018 she represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest with "Monsters" and released her major label debut album "Wild Wild Wonderland".

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Mendi Moon

Mendi Moon is a young singer-songwriter with a nordic pop sound. Signed to the indie label Ranka Kustannus, Mendi Moon released her debut single "White Stairs" in 2018, soon to be followed by the track "Midnight Hours".

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Gleu

Melodic trap artist Gleu emerged in 2017 seemingly out of thin air with a string of singles on streaming services – "Lucid Dreaming" being the most popular garnering listeners from Spotify's popular playlists. Gleu's dark, atmospheric and very contemporary trap sound can be also witnessed live, since the young rapper has began performing shows in 2018.

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Perttu

Pop house producer Perttu put out his first single ”Waves” in 2016, which became a large summer hit – after that he’s dropped several singles, such as ”Circles”, "Stardust", "Green Light" and "Chosen Ones". In addition to working on his own songs, Perttu has produced songs for pop singer-songwriter Lxandra.

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Ruusut

The new band from Ringa Manner (Pintandwefall, The Hearing), Miikka Koivisto (Hisser, Disco Ensemble), Alpo Nummelin (Cityman, Eleanoora Rosenholm) and Samuli Kukkola (Solano + Profettes) combines edgy electronic production with melancholy pop melodies and superbly shrewd lyrics sung in Finnish.

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Sansa

After a three album career as a folk pop singer-songwriter, Sansa moved to London in 2015. During three years Sansa collaborated with DJ’s and songwriters from around the world, became familiar with the radiant club scene in London and fell in love with electronic music. Sansa and producer Mikko Gordon (who has worked with Nigel Godrich and Thom Yorke) collaborated on her 4th album which will be out in 2018.

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