Joensuu 1685

Date Place Country Info
23.1.2009 Rauma, Bar Hovi Finland
24.1.2009 Helsinki, Gloria/Doc Point Festival Finland
12.2.2009 Turku, Klubi Finland
13.2.2009 Helsinki, Virgin Oil (with 22-Pistepirkko) Finland
27.3.2009 Stockholm, Hornstul Strand (Ouwee! w/ 22pp, Goodnight Monsters, Anssi 8000&Maria Stereo) Sweden
3.4.2009 Helsinki, Tavastia (w/Dj Busy P, Le Corps Mince De Francoise, Huoratron, Cats On Fire) Finland
18.4.2009 Jyväskyla, Jyrock Finland
22.5.2009 Helsinki, Virgin Oil Finland
23.5.2009 Aarhus, Spot Festival Denmark
7.6.2009 Espoo, Kivenlahtirock Festival Finland
12.6.2009 Seinäjoki, Provinssirock Festival Finland
5.7.2009 Turku, Ruisrock Festival Finland
18.7.2009 Tartu, Plink Plonk Festival Estonia
23.7.2009 Alterswil/Fri, Stonehill Festival Switzerland
24.7.2009 Helsinki, Tavastia (w/  Jolly Jumpers) Finland
25.7.2009 Oulu, Qstock Festival Finland
31.7.2009 Kuopio, K-Klubi Finland
1.8.2009 Turku, DBTL Festival Finland
6.8.2009 Pori, Bar Kino Finland
8.8.2009 Oslo, Parkteatret Norway CANCELLED
13.8.2009 Stockholm, Kulturfestivalen, "VICE-Magazine" Stage Sweden kulturfestivalen
14.8.2009 Helsinki, Flow Festival Finland
24.9.2009 Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg Germany (w/ Boston Eagle) link venue
25.9.2009 Leipzig, Ilse's Erika Germany (w/Pompeii (US))
26.9.2009 Dresden, Beatpol Germany ((w/ Mediengruppe Telekommander) link venue
28.9.2009 Prague, Chapeau Rouge Czech Republic (w/ Pompeii (US)) link venue
1.10.2009 Tilburg, 013 Batcave Netherlands
2.10.2009 Amsterdam, OT301 (subbacultcha party) Netherlands
3.10.2009 Rennes, L'Ubu France  (w/ Hockey (US)) link venue
5.10.2009 Paris, Pop In France
6.10.2009 London, Windmill Brixton UK
8.10.2009 London, The Social - Sonic Cathedral UK
9.10.2009 London, 12 Bar Club UK
23.10.2009 Tampere, Klubi (Lost In Music / Musikki&Media) Finland
28.10.2009 Helsinki, Bar Loose Finland
21.11.2009 Tampere, Yo-Talo, Valoa Festival Finland w/ Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Kuusumun Profeetta, a.o.
26.11.2009 Helsinki, Kuudes Linja Finland venue
27.11.2009 Turku, Dynamo Finland
14.1.2010 Groningen, Eurosonic Festival @Vera Netherlands rather 15.01, showtime is 1:15. they gonna trancerock you to bed
15.1.2010 Tilburg, Cul de Sac Netherlands
16.1.2010 Utrecht, Klub Radar @ Tivoli Netherlands
16.1.2010 Utrecht, Klub Radar @ Tivoli Netherlands venue
19.1.2010 London, 12 Bar Club UK
20.1.2010 Manchester, The Ruby Lounge UK presented by WOTFORGOT / venue
21.1.2010 Glasgow, The Captain's Rest UK
21.1.2010 London, The Social UK venue
19.2.2010 Oslo, Stratus (by:larm festival) Norway pres. by Stereogum / by:larm
20.2.2010 Oslo, John Dee (by:larm festival) Norway by.larm
24.2.2010 Turku, Klubi Finland VIVA! w/ Zebra&Snake, Norman Palm
25.2.2010 Tampere, Klubi Finland VIVA! w/ Zebra & Snake, Norman Palm
26.2.2010 Helsinki, Korjaamo Finland VIVA! w/ Zebra & Snake, Norman Palm
26.3.2010 Turku, Klubi "O-Léo" Finland w/ 22-Pistepirkko, Anssi 8000 & Maria Stereo
14.5.2010 Brighton, Great Escape (TBC) UK
15.5.2010 London, RoTa @ Notting Hill Arts Club UK Rough Trade pres. "Pschedelica Four"/Northern Star release party
17.5.2010 Brighton, Concorde2 UK w/ WOLF PARADE
18.5.2010 Birmingham, Glee Club UK w/ WOLF PARADE
18.5.2010 London, The Forum UK w/ WOLF PARADE
20.5.2010 Dublin, Vicar Street Ireland w/ WOLF PARADE
21.5.2010 Manchester, Club Acadamy UK w/ WOLF PARADE
22.5.2010 Utrecht, Tivoli de Helling Netherlands w/ WOLF PARADE
23.5.2010 Clermont Ferrand, Europavox Festival France europavox
25.5.2010 Zagreb, Teatar Itd Croatia w/ WOLF PARADE
26.5.2010 Lubilijana, Menza Pri Koritu Slovenija w/ WOLF PARADE
27.5.2010 Milano, Salumiera Della Musica Italy w/ WOLF PARADE
31.5.2010 Paris, Noveau Casino France w/ WOLF PARADE
27.6.2010 Roskilde Festival - Pavillon Junior Denmark date tba,
11.7.2010 Turku, Ruisrock Festival Finland
18.7.2010 Joensuu, Ilosaarirock Festival Finland


The Gospel of Noise. Young Rocktrio mix feedback with lazy beats, beautiful tunes with trippy atmospheres, reaching heaven and earth and what is below.

Joensuu 1685 (pronounce: Yo-Anne-Sioux Sixteen-Eighty-Five)is a rock trio from Finland, formed in Helsinki 2007 by two brothers Mikko Joensuu, Markus Joensuu and (of same name but not a relative) Risto Joensuu, all in their early twenties. They love to get drowned in overtones, feedbacks and noises, due to paint a soft but sizzling stream of big beauty. Repetitive bass riffs, powerful yet pretty restrained drumming, extensive guitar overtones, pastoral organs and Mikko's singing creates original soundscapes and adds something new to the scenes where they might draw their influences from: bluesy garage psychedelia from the late 60s to the wall of sounds in the 80s and early 90s. The band's self-titled debut album was recorded at 22-Pistepirkko's own Altai studios and co-produced by Asko Keränen.

Released in Finland first (now alsostep by step in other countries, the album got raving reviews from the Finnish media (“debut of the year”, has entered the Finnish album sales charts at the week of release, got several positions in end year’s charts (e.g . Rumba #1 “best domestic album” / Soundi #6 “best domestic album”, Radio Helsinki #9 “album of the year international”) and is nominated for best band by the critics jury of Emma Gaala, the annual music award organized by IFPI Finland and the media.

press clips:

" (...)The music world of Scandinavia is a grossly untapped resource of incredible art that we feel needs to brought into the U.S. mainstream. One of those artists in his mighty collection that stood out was JOENSUU 1685. Their new, self-titled album takes everything you love from My Bloody Valentine, Skywave and The Jesus & Mary Chain and blends it together beautifully - giving you the feeling of taking a warm piss on a cold Winter's night. This album has yet to dock on the shores of U.S., but for now check out the song "You Shine Brighter Than The Light" on their MySpace or in the video below and expect to hear more about the band who John Poneman of Subpop called "the most impressive artist" of the Lost In Music festival of Finland.(...)" - Airseabattle (US)

"(...) Lord above, what's this? (...)it's damned brave and in yer face; cocksure and, well, exciting. (...)" - Incendiary (US/NL)

"(...)A mass of foot-pedals, noise and face-covering hair; the way grunge should be.(...)" - Fourohfive (UK)

"(...) It was a special night at The Windmill last Tuesday, (...) an incredible performance that affected more than just the ears Joensuu 1685, on their first visit to these shores, blew the crowd away with a heavy droning sound. The bassist held a groove for up to 10 minutes, never deviating from the hypnotic progression that had the crowd enthralled. The Introduction of strobe lights heightened the intensity of each song and created the image of three groove monsters plugging away on stage. Their final sensory attack came as an angry explosion of light and sound that was hugely exciting and unbearably dramatic. It was a performance not to be forgotten in a hurry..(...)" - South London Press live review (5/5*)