Photo Credit: Ina Saarinen
Once was a prevalent notion that Finnish contemporary music comprised of metal music – and not much else. By now, with influx of newer bands sounding more like they grew up listening to British post-punk rather than musicians worshipping their guitar like an extension of their phallus has transmuted the musical landscape of Finland.
In January 2012, Black Twig released their debut LP, Paper Trees, which made several end-of-the-year list in Finland. Now the Helsinki-based indie rockers are set to release the follow-up, Heliogram, on February 14 (Finland) via Soliti. You can stream the album in its entirety until then below. If you were a fan of Paper Trees, Black Twig continues to walk the tightrope between harmony and visceral distortion, satiating feral and cerebral urges without the overindulgence on Heliogram.