INDIE POP. It’s no secret that Finland is known as the land of metal and rock music. And while this very fact is exactly what I love about the music scene there, it’s good to come across a fun pop act with international appeal once in a while. Case in point: Finnish/French indie pop duo The Dø. I can’t believe that I haven’t heard of them before, but better late than never. I highly recommend you give their new album Shake Shook Shaken a listen. And if you live in France, Switzerland or Belgium then you’re in luck, because Olivia and Dan are on tour throughout December.
OFF TO FINLAND YET AGAIN. Oh boy, another month that went by without a single post. And yet again, it is time to pack my bags and fly over to Finland for a couple of weeks. Though, this time it’s mainly for professional reasons. I started managing an artist who I’m quite excited about, so my schedule is all filled up with meetings with record label people, video directors, photographers, booking agents and promoters. Fun times ahead!
LAST YEAR IN OCTOBER. Oh Athens, how wonderfully you treated us a year ago. Swapping grey London for this gorgeous city dipped in golden light sounds very tempting right now. But I don’t want to complain. Great things are ahead and I couldn’t be any more excited about October. As per usual, in the beginning of each month, here is a brand new culture calendar. Yet again, London offers so many fabulous productions, events and exhibitions, that it is hard to choose where and how to spend your precious free time.
FINNISH FOLK. Still in need of a nice tune for the weekend? Then check out up-and-coming Finnish singer/songwriter Eetu Floor‘s new album Ystävät (Friends) and let yourself transport into a mellow soundscape with sweet melodies and an absolutely stunning voice. His song Kotitalo (Home) is my favourite up-tempo number, but make sure to listen to the entire album. You can find it both on iTunes and Spotify. Unfortunately, I am not able to go to his record release on the 4th October as I’m in London, but if you’re in Helsinki next Saturday, grab a ticket to his show. Enjoy your weekend!