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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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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Producer and songwriter Janji, born 1993 in Helsinki, scored a streaming hit with his song "Heroes Tonight" in 2015 which featured Swedish singer Johnning. The song has over 40 million streams on Spotify since it has been playlisted in numerous gaming playlists. In the past couple of years Janji has released nearly a dozen singles as an independent artist on his own label.

Tom & Hills

Tom & Hills was formed by Petri Mäkitalo and Ramon Soivio in 2013 and were soon signed to Universal Music Finland. Their first major label release was No Brakes (2015), which featured Lauri Ylönen from The Rasmus on vocals. 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 combination of electro house, EDM and 1980's disco sounds.

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Robin Packalen

Robin Packalen is one this decade's biggest phenomena in Finnish pop music: Robin rose to local fame with his first single when he was 13. After seven years on the top of the Finnish market, it's time for Robin Packalen to take his talent and charisma abroad. With help from Samu Haber's management company Comusic Productions, 2019 looks to be another big year for Robin Packalen.

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Darude (b. Ville Virtanen) is one Finnish artist who should need no introduction – or at least his best known track, 1999's trance-lite megahit "Sandstorm" – still going strong as an internet meme after 20 years – shouldn't! But Darude's two-decade career is more than that: four albums, dozens of singles and countless gigs around the world. In 2019 Darude will also represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Eva & Manu

This indie-folky Fenno-French couple met in 2009 while studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Eva & Manu's initial success came with a video blog that documented their DIY tours driving around Europe. An eponymous debut album was released on Warner Music Finland in 2012 and the follow-up Cinnamon Hearts in 2014. After a lengthy recording break, Eva & Manu returned with a six-song ep "In The Woods" in 2019.

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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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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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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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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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The 22-year-old Finnish dj-producer released his debut single ''Traces'' with IOLITE in 2018, paying homage to his dance music roots. His second release ''Plan B'' featuring Laudic (from Eva & Manu) demonstrated his versatility by exploring a more intimate and urban setting.

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A self described "butterfly of electric pop", singer-songwriter Marjut flew on the Finnish scene in early 2018 with her debut single "Holograms". Marjut is currently signed to Finnish indie label KHY Suomen Musiikki.

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New Ro

New Ro is the current monicker of Ronja Richardsdotter Stanley. She made her debut in 2012 as Ronya with the album "The Key Is The Key", which was followed by another full-length "Tides" in 2015. In 2018 Ronya announced that she has changed her stage name to New Ro and released the single "I Cum". She has a publishing contract with Sony/ATV Germany.

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Jori Sjöroos

Musician and producer Jori Sjöroos is locally best known for producing the highly succesful Finnish band PMMP. With his own music he’s tackled a wide array of genres, ranging from atmospheric shoegaze-pop (Magenta Skycode) to electronic adventures (Fu-Tourist) and funeral doom (Thergothon) – besides composing songs for a musical about LGBT icon Tom of Finland! "Sadboi", Sjöroos' second solo single, after 2017's "Animals" is an electronic pop song, flirting with trap elements and melancholic autotune vocals.

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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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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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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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