Leave a Comment – View’s long awaited debut album Out Now!


View - Leave a Comment cover artView, AKA 25 year old Juuso Ruohonen, proffers a confessional, confident debut album, ‘Leave A Comment’, out today via VILD Recordings.

Following the release of the hard-hitting, ‘Trippin’ Sober’, and softer, more intimate gems ‘Deeper (Bitch Leave a Comment)’ and ‘Say It Again’ which are centered around laid-back vocals by Ronya and Kasmir, View’s debut LP demonstrates the multi-talented artist’s ability to switch up his sound to capture a spectrum of genre and mood. Grime, hip-hop, ballads, dub step; it’s all present and crafted so exquisitely that it triumphs at every hurdle.

In conjunction with the release of ‘Leave A Comment’, a 3-part music video will be released promoting album highlights ‘Do It Again’, ‘Burn Slow’ and ‘Bad Habits’.

 

Photo: Karim Awad
Photo: Karim Awad

View will embark on a 10-date tour across Germany, Australia and Switzerland in February, beginning at One of a Million Festival in Baden, completing dates at Milla in Munich and YUCA in Cologne, before finalizing the tour in Vienna.

With a powerful debut effort under his belt, 2018 looks set to be the year for the breakout Finnish rapper.

Have You Ever Seen Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? ‘Sheep’

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Photo: Heidi Kero

it’s hard not to be suckered into their glee.’ – The Line of Best Fit

The Under the Radar-approved garage pop trio Have You Ever Seen the Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? are back with a new single ‘Sheep’ which is the second cut from their second album ‘Jazzbelle 1984 / 1988’  due to be released on January 19th on VILD Recordings.

Sheep portrays a more pop side of the band. Sure the familiar elements are present, and yes, you heard it right: it was a guitar. This song was demoed about four years ago, but for some reason it was shelved and we never considered it to be released on our debut album. But here it is now. An attempt to reduce ovinaphobia.’, describes Ekku Lintunen, the songwriter and Casio wizard of the band.

After their debut album ‘Teenage Sweetheart’ was released 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 Radio DJ’s Huw StephensSteve Lamacq, Phil Taggart, Chris Hawkins and Tom Ravenscroft. They have been featured on Consequence of Sound, ForbesDrowned 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), Farm Fest (UK), Kendal Calling (UK), Eurosonic (NL) and Europavox (FR). Among festivals HYESTJFAVHS? played their first UK-tour in fall 2016 and have played club shows also in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Netherlands.

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? replace the customary guitar with Casio keyboards and Eco-organs for delivering ear splitting riffs – an unusual move that has set them apart from their peers. Combine this approach with a name like HYESTJAFVHS? and it’s easy to see why the trashy punk trio have never struggled to grab people’s attention.

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Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? is officially back with magic swimming pants on!

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Cover art: Teme Toivanen

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 LeopalloozaFarmfest 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 LamacqHuw StephensPhil Taggart, Chris Hawkins and Tom Racenscroft. They have been featured on Consequence of SoundForbesDrowned 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.

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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.

Announced Shows:

28.7. Leopallooza (UK)
29.7. Farmfest (UK)
30.9. Kendall Calling (UK)

Dallas Kalevala release a sparkling pop anthem ‘Moon Makes Me Happy’

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We are excited to announce that Dallas Kalevala are releasing their second official single ‘Moon Makes Me Happy’ today!

‘Moon Makes Me Happy’ is a sparkling pop-anthem about passion, lust and quilt. It tells how a one single blink of an eye could tear down everything. It’s not about the sun – it’s all about the moon.

It’s been said some songs write itself. This is definitely the one. I don’t even remember us writing this. It just appeared in the studio. Couple of fresh pots, few hours tracking and there it was. Lyricwise happened exactly same. It’s a strong story so we cut the bullshit and just sang. Simply the best,” describes Ville Malja.

Photo by Antti Sepponen

Dallas Kalevala is fierce subarctic pop music. It floats naked among Iggy Pop and Justice on a cool summer night.

Ville Malja and Jussi Matikainen have been working on new music in various places, including Berlin, Reykjavik and Kokemäki, to name just a few. The journey they have taken has provoked them to discard safe old routines and find new surprising paths.

“The feeling of being an outsider has always troubled me and has not gotten any easier over the years. Luckily it generates creativity instead of apathy. After the sixth Lapko album I started to feel that I have to rush off into an adventure on my own and start a new band. I found Jussi waiting in the same corridor and together we bought a pile of airline tickets and are now driving fast into the sunrise with a crystal clear vision in the windshield,” Malja explains. ”Dallas Kalevala is the melting pot for the east and the west, leather and linen, bitter and sweet. It combines Carelian lament singers with Coca Cola.”

Dallas Kalevala is currently finalizing their new songs with the Teosto-rewarded producer Niko Liinamaa, also known as Kalifornia Keke. The band recently signed a management deal with VILD Music, who will also release the first singles from the upcoming album on their label VILD Recordings.

The release will set to follow a performance at one of the biggest Finnish summer festivals, Ruisrock and the band’s first club show tour, taking in 11 dates from Helsinki, all the way up to the northern capital Oulu. Live the band extends to a three piece group when bass player Maria Rantanen joins Malja and Matikainen on stage.

Announced Shows:

8.7. Ruisrock, Turku
15.7. Ilosaarirock / Jatkoklubi, Joensuu
29.7. Qstock, Oulu
15.9. Suistoklubi, Hämeenlinna
22.9. Tavastia, Helsinki
29.9. Cafe Bar Höpö, Nakkila
30.9. Pannuhuone, Kuopio
5.10. Lost in Music, Tampere
19.10. Gong, Turku
20.10. 45 Special, Oulu
21.10. Musta Kynnys, Jyväskylä

Dallas Kalevala – Animal Magnetism out now!

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Cover art by Ville Malja

We are excited to announce that Dallas Kalevala will release their first official single Animal Magnetism today May 5th 2017.

Animal Magnetism is a positively charged outburst of the animal within. The post modern human being is a medley of evergrowing conscious layers and the longing for the intuitive, living substance and immorality.
Animal Magnetism is the first song that Jussi Matikainen and Ville Malja wrote together, and it paved the way for Dallas Kalevala’s first steps.

“The birth of Animal Magnetism was not in any way premeditated. It surfaced with no difficulty, with the ease of an airbubble rising up. Before we wrote the song, Jussi told me that there is something interesting brewing. Right after the first demo I felt like we are facing something complitely new. As for the melodies and lyrics, we aimed to combine classic rock and 90s eurodance with the harsh spiritual conditions of the arctic nature. We strived to make music for the 2020s. The song became this crunchy, full-on crazy psychedelic pop-trip”, Malja describes.

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Photo by Antti Sepponen

Dallas Kalevala is fierce subarctic pop music. It floats naked among Iggy Pop and Justice on a cool summer night.

Ville Malja and Jussi Matikainen have been working on new music in various places, including Berlin, Reykjavik and Kokemäki, to name just a few. The journey they have taken has provoked them to discard safe old routines and find new surprising paths.

“The feeling of being an outsider has always troubled me and has not gotten any easier over the years. Luckily it generates creativity instead of apathy. After the sixth Lapko album I started to feel that I have to rush off into an adventure on my own and start a new band. I found Jussi waiting in the same corridor and together we bought a pile of airline tickets and are now driving fast into the sunrise with a crystal clear vision in the windshield,” Malja explains. ”Dallas Kalevala is the melting pot for the east and the west, leather and linen, bitter and sweet. It combines Carelian lament singers with Coca Cola.”

Dallas Kalevala is currently finalizing their new songs with the Teosto-rewarded producer Niko Liinamaa, also known as Kalifornia Keke. The band recently signed a management deal with VILD Music, who will also release the first singles from the upcoming album on their label VILD Recordings.

Announced Shows:
8.7. Ruisrock

Introducing Dallas Kalevala

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VILD Music proudly introduces Dallas Kalevala. Dallas Kalevala is fierce subarctic pop music. It floats naked among Iggy Pop and Justice on a cool summer night.

Ville Malja and Jussi Matikainen have been working on new music in various places, including Berlin, Reykjavik and Kokemäki, to name just a few. The journey they have taken has provoked them to discard safe old routines and find new surprising paths.

“The feeling of being an outsider has always troubled me and has not gotten any easier over the years. Luckily it generates creativity instead of apathy. After the sixth Lapko album I started to feel that I have to rush off into an adventure on my own and start a new band. I found Jussi waiting in the same corridor and together we bought a pile of airline tickets and are now driving fast into the sunrise with a crystal clear vision in the windshield,” Malja explains. ”Dallas Kalevala is the melting pot for the east and the west, leather and linen, bitter and sweet. It combines Carelian lament singers with Coca Cola.”

Dallas Kalevala is currently finalizing their new songs with the Teosto-rewarded producer Niko Liinamaa, also known as as Kalifornia Keke. The band recently signed a management deal with VILD Music, who will also release the first singles from the upcoming album on their label VILD Recordings.

The song Ass of Icon, released on the band’s website today, gives a small taste of what’s about to come.
The first official single Animal Magnetism will be released on May 5th 2017.

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Vesta signed to Etenee Records

IMG_24011_2 copyWe are very pleased to announce that Vesta has signed a Record deal with Etenee Records. Etenee Records is a sublabel of Warner Music Finland, run by the producer/A&R Perttu Mäkelä a.k.a DJPP. Etenee Records is working with some of the most successful artist in the Finnish music scene, such as Vesala and Stig. VILD Music will continue as Vesta’s management. Congratulations Vesta!

 

View: “Trippin’ Sober” Music Video out now!

We are proud to present the official music video for View’s recently released single Trippin’ Sober. It is the second single release from View’s forthcoming debut album. You can watch the video below.

The song is a description of the creative atmosphere that View has working in studio, and at the same time a statement against artists who can’t reach a creative state of mind without the help of intoxicants.

The music video for Trippin’ Sober was filmed in a Parisian suburb. “Local drug dealers interrupted our filming on many occasions. They told us that filming at the location was simply not all right. Of course at first we didn’t listen to them, but by the third time they came to tell us these guys had become so intimidating that we really had no choice but to say ok”, View says.

The video was directed by Matti Vesanen from Veli Creative.

View’s music is all about breaking traditional rules and patterns. View’s unique vocals and futuristic production sum up to a recognizable and fresh take on what hiphop sounds like on 2017. View was picked 2nd in “Future Dozen 2016” poll operated by big Finnish music media Rumba and YleX. Since he started doing concerts in early 2016 View has been performing in the UK, Denmark and Germany. In Finland the rapper has performed at almost all the big summer festivals such as Flow, Ruisrock, Blockfest and Provinssirock. View also recently signed a record deal with German Cargo Records, who will release the forthcoming album in the German-speaking Europe and the Benelux countries.

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New video for White Balance single “Girl”

Premiered by One Quart Magazine, here is the official video for White Balance’s single Girl.

The video for Girl was shot in an empty swimming hall. Just like the song, it depicts the easiness of losing yourself in the world around you. “The girls on the video are in fact my best friends. I wanted to show the people who continuously remind me of who I am,” the singer Maaria Nuoranne says.

The video was directed by Juho Länsiharju.

Girl is a song full of hope, capturing how you shouldn’t be afraid of life. It was released by VILD Recordings on March 3rd 2017, and has since been featured on various playlists on Spotify and on major radio stations (YleX).

White Balance is a Helsinki based electropop 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 the Scandinavian newcomers worth keeping an eye on.

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White Balance

“White Balance are a fusion of opposites: dreamy melodies and hard-hitting beats, softly enticing songwriting and devastating lyrics.”
– Robin Murray / Clash