Kati Salo & Asko Keränen release Postcard EP 19.2.2016

Kati Salo & Asko Keränen are sending greetings the old fashioned way, before there's been whatsapp, twitter, Facebook. The postcard contains a download code to their 4 song debut EP as a duo. If you shouldn't receive such a card in your letterbox, you may find it on their merch where ever they gonna play.

Postcard EP by Kati Salo and Asko Keränen

But even without the postcard you get their first songs, here, or here

Roryda - Ylva releases second single and Niillas Holmberg a book 5.2.2016

ykva roryda cover

Boom - here's a new single by Ylva. "Roryda" features a bit more electro style and the Sámi-Rap by Ailu ValleSecond track is "Diversity". There's a video of Roryda, too.

2-track single at beatport / iTunes / Spotify / Deezer

Moreover Ylva member Niillas Holmberg just published a bilingual book in Northern Sámi and English. You can already order The Way Back from Francis Boutle Publishers (here). This is a very rare possibility for English speakers to have a peek into modern Sámi literature. The poems in this book are fresh and they haven't appeared in Holmberg's previous Sámi books.

Learn more about Niillas at his new website niillas.com


05.02. SE - Jokkmokk, Ájtte Museum (15:30)

06.02. FI - Helsinki, Sámi Club @ Teatteri Forum tickets

13.02. NO - Traena, Traenahallen (Traena Winter Festival)

11.03. NO - Oslo,  IDJA Sámi night club @ Riksscenen info / tickets

YLVA - new electronica project from the North 9.12.2015

What we have to offer here is electronica and ethnic...You'll see, it's a Nordic affair
Project is called YLVA, started by 22-Pistepirkko keyboarder/bassist Asko Keränen, around a joint Lapland tour, where he met his fellows Niillas Holmberg, the Sami Singer/songwriter and awarded author, as well as the Finnish Jazz trumpet player Antero Priha. Asko has been using Figure App on his iPhone as the only source due to produce the track basis for YLVA. Later the trio added the Swedish producer Stefan Kvarnström due to push up the mixes. "Weeo" is their debut single.

"Weeo" 2-track available at BeatportiTunesSpotifyDeezer / etc..


Although Ylva was meant to become rather a loose recording project, they've also had their first live stints, very well received:. In Helsinki, at Márkomeannu Festival together with artist activists Suohpanterror, in September in Berlin at the Sami Contemporary Night or in Norway/Tromsö at Insomnia Festival. A full album is in preparation for 2016.


Uncertainty - new single and video by Mushmouthed Talk 20.11.2015

Mushmouthed Talks CAT

No, they haven't been sleeping: Mushmouthed Talk, the Oulu trio is back with a first song from a forthcoming sophomore album. And the feedback to "Uncertainty" the song is ...wow.

See the Finish video premiere at Soundi magazine

"Uncertainty" available at  iTunes / Spotify / Deezer / etc..

bandcamp / soundcloud


Espe at home 28.9.2015

with two new songs

New Year

1st Of January

we don't know yet, if there are 364 more to come



Talmud Beach "Ain't So Young" 11.9.2015

Everyone loves a winner, baby... Talmud Beach This is a Winner

(Grand Prize of Oulu Music Video Festival 2015) Love it...

new song from the forthcoming album "Chief", which will be released in 2016 through Svart Records.

Video directed and edited by Tuomo Tuovinen, 2015
Camera: Sakari Tervo