On January 20 I’ll put my studio lab coat aside for a while and shake the dust off my live gear. I’m supporting Hell Cat, the hard-and-classic-rocking trio led by the acclaimed bass virtuoso Marco Jones. The place to be: Toby and Fella’s (Tku). Check the event on Facebook.
I’m currently working on a new album with the Loose Train and it’s great fun. We made the first recordings couple of days ago and tried out a new recording format too – cassette tapes. I don’t think it’s going be the only recording medium to be used in these sessions but it’s always interesting to explore different recording techniques. We used Cutec MR402D 4-track cassette recorder, a bunch of ribbon mics, recorded everything live and the results sound good!
Here are some end-of-year polls that include ‘Gone To the Dogs’:
– Pop Goes Crunch’s Best EPs of 2016
– One Chord To Another’s Top 10 Finnish Albums of the Year 2016
– Nordic Music Review’s Favourite Albums of 2016
– Glue’s Best Finnish Albums of 2016
– Shoegazer Alive 9’s Top 40 Shoegazer Psychedelic/Psychic/Psychedelic Pop Albums of 2016
I’ll perform solo at Gong (Turku) on January 12. The event (Ipaviemäri-klubi) is a part of Turku Band Festival. Other artists of the evening are Sister Capricorn and Joku Iiris. Check the event on Gong’s page by clicking the pic below. More info about Turku Band Festival can be found here.
Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More radio show’s new compilation is out now and ‘What Goes On’ by Matti Jasu and the Loose Train is included. ‘Power Popsicle Brain Freeze’ is a great collection of music featured on the show and you can download it for free.
Our ‘What Goes On’ vid made it to the Oulu Music Video Festival’s competition. You can check out the list of all of the nominees here: http://www.omvf.net/fi/kotimainen-kilpailu/kotimainen-kilpailu-2016
We’ll do some string strumming and pedal stomping at Kuka (Turku) on April 22. Check the event on Facebook for more details.