Dallas Kalevala return with a new single “A.L.C.O.H.O.L” – debut album out on January 18th

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The Helsinki based electronic pop duo Dallas Kalevala return with their new  “A.L.C.O.H.O.L“. It is the fourth and last single release from their upcoming self titled debut album, due to be released on January 18th via VILD Recordings and Svart Records. A limited coloured vinyl edition can be preordered now on Levykauppa Äx.

Blessed are the addicted. They have fallen for the other, got burned and been forced to get humble. The sense of otherness has always been like a magnet for us. It’s like a constant urge to run away from the mundane by any means necessary. Situations change, but from the day zero, some Thing from the other side has been calling. That’s what makes Dallas Kalevala and especially A.L.C.O.H.O.L feel relevant. The title of the song could be anything from white sugar to redneck cocaine, but for us Finns it just happens to be alcohol that resonates in the families.

Dallas Kalevala is stimulated, subarctic pop music. Both members of the duo, Ville Malja & Jussi Matikainen, are also known from the alternative cult band LAPKO. If you’re looking for a harmless, soft audio pillow, Dallas Kalevala is not for you.

25.01. Jyväskylä, Garage Fest
26.01. Joensuu. Garage Fest
31.01. Tampere, Klubi
01.02. Lahti, Torvi
02.02. Hämeenlinna, Suisto
15.02. Oulu, 45 Special
22.02. Seinäjoki Bar 15
23.02. Helsinki, Bar Loose

Have You Ever Seen Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? are back with a new single ‘Bambi Act’

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

After the album release, the band heads out to play clubs and festivals in Europe and in the UK.

‘A man falls for another man. Man goes to a sex change operation, and now as a woman, charms her beloved and soon we can hear their wedding bells. Happiness proves to be false and she gets rejected. Shocked by this dreadful event, unhappy incidents occure and by wrong choices she ends up on the street turning tricks with her decaying body. What’s your interpretation?’, 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 Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Phil Taggart, Chris Hawkins and Tom Ravenscroft.

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), 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.

Upcoming Shows:

15.12.2017 Suisto-Klubi, Hämeenlinna

26.01.2018 TBA, Joensuu

27.01.2018 TBA, Jyväskylä

02.02.2018 Downtown, Kouvola (levyjulkkarikeikka)

03.02.2018 6 Linja, Helsinki (levyjulkkarikeikka)

09.02.2018 Pannhuone, Kuopio

10.02.2018 BarQ, Imatra

23.02.2018 Rockin Corner, Vantaa

24.02.2018 Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki

09.03.2018 Dynamo, Turku

28.04.2018 Are You Listening Festival, Reading (UK)

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.

White Balance
White Balance

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

Sätilä’s music video for “Always Will” out today

We are proud to present the official music video for Sätilä’s debut single Always Will. The video was directed and filmed by Markus Kontiainen, a talented storyteller who has worked with Finnish companies such as Finnair and Marimekko as well as filming videos for the band Lake Jons. You can watch the video below.

“I had the amazing privilege to work with Markus Kontiainen. It was so cold but a lot of fun. We started the two-day shootings with sauna, of course,” Teemu Sätilä describes the session.

The single is off to a good start. So far it has been featured on all the Nordic Countries’ and Canada’s New Music Friday playlists, and on various other playlists on Spotify and YleX. Within the first week it has already streamed 30 000 times at Spotify.

Sätilä 1 by Ashley Schulman
Sätilä by Ashley Schulman

First festivals for the summer announced!

Vesta Provinssi

We are excited to tell you that this year’s first festival shows have been announced for our artists. Check out what we got so far!

Vesta will be performing at Provinssi, Ruisrock and Flow Festival.

View will play at Tallin Music Week and RMJ. They will also do a few shows abroad this spring in Europe.

16.3. Clermont-ferrand, FRANCE


6.4. Geneva, SWITZERLAND


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Phantom returns with “Dance”, premiered by The Line of Best Fit

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Picture: Susanna Majuri

The Line of Best Fit premiered Phantom’s single Dance, due to be released internationally tomorrow on the 20th of January via VILD Recordings. Dance is taken from Phantom’s debut album MMXII, which will be released internationally on the 24th of February 2017.

“On the track “Dance” you can hear echoes of The xx’s polished sound, but what stands out more is the twisted electronic goth pulse which recalls jj – and then gets pulled in an altogether more soulful direction by classically-trained Toivonen’s powerful vocal. The scattered beats add an unsettling edge, never allowing a familiar or comforting pattern to emerge. It’s a wonderful track and almost worth waiting all this time for.”
– Andrew Hannah / The Line of Best Fit

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Phantomin kauan odotettu MMXII-debyyttialbumi on täällä!

Phantom MMXII Cover Art by Tekla Valy
Cover Art by Tekla Vály

Helsinkiläinen elektro-duo Phantom julkaisee kauan odotetun debyyttialbuminsa.

YleX:n Viikon albumina ollut MMXII on raporttikirjelmä alieneilta maan asukkaille. Se on aikakauden heijastus, peilikuva ihmismielen kymmentuhatvuotisesta murrosiästä. Se on rakkauden ja luopumisen prosessi. Se on taitoa toimia sydämen silmästä osaten vastata vastuuseen.

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Albumi on kahden taidetta, teknologiaa, musiikkia, kirjallisuutta ja luontoa rakastavan rakkauslapsi, elämän elämisen rakkauden hedelmä, niin myötä- kuin vastoinkäymisissä. MMXII on omistettu kaikille niille sydäntä riipiville kauhuille, jännityksille, pettymyksille, hurmioituneille iloille, rakkauksille ja innostuksille, joita olemme kohdanneet. Kaikelle, jonka olemme jättäneet taaksemme, ja kaikelle joka on vielä kohdattavana. Kuolemille ja syntymille, särkyneille sydämille ja paikalleen loksahtaneille palasille tuhansien sirpaleiksi särkymisten jälkeen.” – Phantom

Phantom on laulaja/lauluntekijä Hanna Toivosen sekä tuottaja Tommi Koskisen yhtye, joka on luonut jazz-vaikutteista trip hopia ja elektroniseen musiikkiin taipuvaista vaihtoehtoista poppia vuodesta 2012. Duon debyyttialbumi kertookin tarinoita matkasta tähän päivään, menneestä ja tulevasta.

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