After successfully releasing their debut album ‘Teenage Sweetheart’, Have You Ever Seen the Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? return with a new single ‘Magic Swimming Pants’. Out on VILD Recordings on July 28th.
‘Magic Swimming Pants’ is somewhat typical HYESTJFAVHS?-tune with its raw sound, earworm-melodies and surreal lyrics. “An Anthem of late summer for the freeminded.”, describes Ekku Lintunen, the Casio wizard of the band.
Along the release Have You Ever Seen the Jane Aerobic VHS? head over to the UK for three festival shows. On the last weekend of July the band is playing Leopallooza, Farmfest and Kendal Calling.
After their debut album release in fall 2015 the Finnish garage pop trio has been praised in the international music media and they have gathered fans around the world. The band has claimed support from the likes of well known BBC DJ’s Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, Chris Hawkins and Tom Racenscroft. They have been featured on Consequence of Sound, Forbes, Drowned in Sounds, MTV Iggy, The Line of The Best Fit and Clash Magazine to name a few. Their concert highlights include performances at Roskilde Festival (DK), Flow Festival (FI), Pohoda (SK), Reeperbahn Festival (DE), The Great Escape (UK),Eurosonic (NL) and Europavox (FR). Among bigger festivals HYESTJFAVHS? played their first UK-tour in fall 2016.
Consisting of Susanna Stemma-Sihvola (vocals & bass),Ekku Lintunen (keyboards & vocals) and Janne-Petteri Pitkälä (drums), Have You Ever Seen the Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? is a strange bird in the Finnish rock scene not only because of it’s long name, but also because the band doesn’t have a guitar player. Instead melodies and distorted sound walls are created by good old Casio and Eco-organs. Packed with 60’s girl group/soul-melodies, bubble gum punk riffs and pounding drums, which will make your eardrums bleed, this newcomer is truly something to get to know.
Tour dates: Saturday 22nd, Oct / Headrow House, Leeds
Sunday 23rd, Oct / SWN Festival, Cardiff – tickets
Monday 24th, Oct / Latest Music Bar, Brighton – tickets
Tuesday 25th, Oct / The Cellar, Oxford – tickets
Wednesday 26th Oct / Purple Turtle, Reading – FREE
Thursday 27th, Oct / Ja Ja Ja, Lexington, London
Have You Ever Seen the Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? have been already touring around Europe this year. Among some smaller club shows in Germany and Netherlands, they played festivals like The Great Escape (UK), Eurosonic (NL), Roskilde (DK), Europavox (FR) and Pohoda (SK).
“Imagine Courtney Love covering Plastic Bertrand’s Ça Plane Pour Moi and you have a pretty good insight into the bands modus operandi. HYESTJFAV? combine the sound and energy of 60s garage rock and girl groups with a real sense of joyful abandon.” – The Line of Best Fit
“HYESTJFAVHS? recordings may have a shambolic charm, all the edges fuzzed out with loose playing and distortion, but live they’re whip smart and super tight, fizzing through their set with a precision that belies their slacker appearance. It’s one of the best things I witness all weekend.” – Drowned in Sound
“The wild, loud, fuck-it-I’ll-just-have-a-beer-and-dance-a-bit vibe is clearly transmitted, and got the crowd dancing the last time they played in Denmark, at Roskilde Festival.” – Bitchslap Magazine
Year 2016 is already in full speed and a lot has happened. We are pleased to announce the first releases for this year. On February 26th View will be releasing a new single titled Coldest Season, which is taken from his upcoming debut album. Around the single release day View will also be throwing his first gig abroad at Ja Ja Ja London. Jaakko Aukusti has also been busy with his new material and a new single titled Himalaya will see the daylight On March 4th. Himalaya is produced by Artturi Taira, the former Rubik frontman, multi-instrumentalist and producer, who will also produce Jaakko Aukusti’s debut album.
Later this spring Phantom will release their long-awaited debut album titled 2012. The Helsinki based brooding electronic duo released their last single, Over, last December. Over will also appear on the upcoming LP. Also Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? – who were just booked to The Great Escape Festival (UK) – are releasing a new single! Other releases include a 7″ single from Sofa Pets and a new single from Van Dammes.
We are also happy to announce that White Balance will be joining VILD Recordings. White Balance is a Helsinki based duo comprising of vocalist Maaria Nuoranne and producer Ilari Heinilä. Their music takes you to a world where danceable, pulsating beats meet comforting vocals and dreamy melodies. Combining elements all the way from chill-wave to electropop, White Balance has a crispy sound of its own and belongs to Scandinavian newcomers worth keeping an eye on. They’ve already been noticed abroad by the likes of HillyDilly and Nordic By Nature, who praised them for their unique vocals and chilly beats. Their new single, Hunter, will be released on VILD Recordings on March 11th.
In May Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? will play at the legendary The Great Escape Festival held annually in Brighton. The Great Escape is one of the biggest showcase festivals that presents emerging artists from all over the world.
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The album is packed with 60’s girl group/soul melodies, bubble gum punk riffs and pounding drums, so this newcomer is truly something to get to know. The band tells that although the lyrics might seem a bit grim and disturbing from time to time, the energy and mood of the songs grabs you by the wrist and seduces you to turn up the volume, let it loose and jump around the tunes, singing along just like you did as a kid.
Teenage Sweetheart is released on VILD Recordings / Airiston Punk-levyt. Catch them live celebrating the release on Friday 11th at Kuudes Linja.