Welcome to Best of Finnish music
On this website we discuss news and features relating to the very best of Finnish rock music. We love all things which bring the stark atmosphere of Scandinavia together with the heavy, guitar-based sounds of rock music.
The band we work most closely with, All Red Animals, have made a special online vid for their album release, for the track “Rapunzel” which can be heard on their incredible new album, Class Rhythms. It can be found, along with its hilarious, colourful video on YouTube.
We report on their latest news and features. We even offer links to their interviews; with their outspoken, non-conformist opinions on so many issues, they make for excellent interviewees. There is also a great piece about the band discussing the environment in June’s Scandi Music Magazine that All Red Animals have put on their site together with several great photos by Sarah Meyer which you can read online.
The album Class Rhythms was released throughout in Europe in April 2013 and in UK in the June, along with the normal SVC top-quality zipped mp3 available to download which includes full print quality album cover art. You can purchase the CD via mail-order on our page or if you'd prefer just visit your local record shop. If you would like more information regarding the band and when and where they are touring then please do get in touch. We hope to provide our readers with all the relevant info so you should let us know if we have anything missing.
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Everyone in the online music community is doing their best of lists, so I thought I’d joint the trend. However I'm not going to choose anything that was put out recently. I love all the bands we have written about and have waxed lyrical about them here there and everywhere, so I'd expect you'd think that was a much too obvious.
For my favourite album of this year I'm going to choose a re-release that might possibly have slipped under your radar.
The album I’m talking about was first released in 1985, it was unusual, twisted and gloriously loud. Super-sharp guitars that could take the crown of your head clean off, very deep slung bass sounds that could reconfigure your insides, and all underpinned by heavy rhythms. Things didn’t get better than this back in the 1980s. Nothing sounded anything like this back then, and even to this day nothing has got close.
They’ve not only done the one album, but along with an incredible cover of the original he's created a sublime version too.
Both these editions can be downloaded for no cost from many websites. Get in touch if you want more info.