2016 has been a shit year for me, music wise. Aside from all the celebrity deaths, some of which have been fairly hard to swallow, the music scene in Finland has been very poor.
2015 seems to have been a year and a half for me. So many great gigs, some pretty stunning albums and band discoveries… I almost didn’t want it to end,.
After a disappointing summer festival season, yes there were some great bands but the events in general were poor, I’ve seen three gigs at least to give me some inspiration again and hope that 2017 maybe a better year for music.
Local Band are playing in Nosturi in August. I really like what they do, a Finnish super group if you will. Though I guess people outside of Finland may be like “eh?”.
Biffy Clyro are on their way again to Helsinki, tickets are out this week. As I write this I am listening to their new album, Ellipsis. Despite what I read in reviews about it being a bit lighter than previous albums I REALLY like it on the first listen. Check out Howl if nothing else.
Finally, an old one. Killing Joke. Not on my top bands list by any stretch of the imagination but a blast from the past. They will be in Helsinki in November. Think this is a must see.
How has your 2016 been for music? Sound off in the comments area below.