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!

Gone To the Charts

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

New Video and Single

The second single “What Goes On” from the upcoming album Gone to the Dogs is out now – watch the video:

The vid is an homage to the late great Jim Henson. The dark green puppet I’m hanging out with is called Mossy. The video also features Vauxhall Cavalier mk1, Batman comics, Gerry and the Pacemakers’ 7″ single and if you look closely at the end you can even see Marty McFly’s DeLorean.
The credits:
Cinematography and edit by MJ, Hypotermia & Appu Jasu
Puppeteering by Hypotermia & MJ
Puppet design by Hypotermia