ROCK IN F*CKING FINGLISH! Go check it out people
Tonight’s show at Liberte will be Otso and Henri acoustic only. So be there in time as Lucy will open the evening at 21:00!
Tomorrow is the Eurovision Song Contest finals in Malmö where the winner of this year’s UMK, Krista Siegfrids will represent Finland. In order to honour this, YLE will show an episode of Tartu Mikkiin-show where Otso is teaming up with Krista. So tune your TV:s to YLE TV2 tomorrow at 21!
It was early 2011 when couple of bands gathered together to talk about the status quo of the Finnish rock-scene. There were lots of good bands but no-one was working together. There was no feel of a community which seemed to flourish, for example, among the Finnish rap-artists. We came up with an idea of a loose collective and a compilation album – made by the bands themselves – which we could use to help each other to find a broader audience.
Although the required two songs each were put together in no time, the actual process of releasing an album was buried under other projects and because we felt that we needed something more to help audience to find it. In the end, when the whole project was about to be forgotten, we came up with a name “Rock in Finglish” and an idea of a competition where a young Finnish band singing in English would get a spot in the album as well as an opportunity to record the songs in Atomic Spa Studios. The winner was Dawn and the roster for the album was ready.
You can find the album behind any of the following links:
Otso’s succesful appearance in popular Tartu Mikkiin -show can still be seen in Yle Areena for couple of weeks. There’s also one more rerun left next thursday 11.4 on YLE TV2 at 15:10. Otso is accompanied by other UMK-artists Diandra, Mikael Saari and, of course, the winner Krista Siegfrids. So it’s worth seeing, if you missed it first time.
Also there is only 10 days left until the release of much anticipated Rock in Finglish -compilation featuring two previously unreleased songs from Lucy Was Driving: Metamorphosis and I Don’t Want To Save The World.
Big thanks to all the voters in the UMK-finals. Though Lucy didn’t win, we would like to congratulate Krista Siegfrids for the victory – we have a great song & artist representing Finland this year in the Eurovision Song Contest! We would also like to thank other UMK-artists for solidarity and team spirit back stage. It was an honour sharing the stage with such a great artists.
However, Lucy won’t remain still. We have two new songs featured in the Rock In Finglish -compilation to be release later this spring. As the name states, the compilation includes bunch of great Finnish bands singing in English. We have some gigs coming up, as well. Lots of good stuff on it’s way then!
The Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu finals are takin place today at the Barona-arena in Espoo. The contest is also shown live in Yle TV 2 starting at 21 or you can follow it in Yle Areena and/or UMK web site. The contest will be very tight and anyone can win! As similar competitions have shown before, anticipated results have often turned upside down during the final round. All of Your votes are therefore needed again!
The voting starts at 21 and goes on until roughly half past ten. You can vote either by calling 0700 717 03 or sendind an SMS 3 to a number 17132 (1 euro each).
Please note, that the numbers are again different than last week!
Lucy Is Driving to the UMK-finals! Big thanks to all the voters. The final takes place in sat 9.2 in Barona-arena in Espoo. In addition to Lucy, also Arion, Diandra, Elina Orkoneva, Great Wide North, Krista Siegfrids, Last Panda and Mikael Saari made their way to finals.
The winner will represent Finland in Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.
You can get the tickets from Lippupalvelu
Toady are the semifinals of the Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu. As all the big favourites have already confirmed their positions in the final, the competition will be very even. And if the judges follow their policy from last week, there will be no extra points coming our way So we really need all of your votes!
The voting starts at 21 and continues until roughly ten. You can vote (in Finland) by either calling 0700 717 06 or sending an SMS 6 to 17132 (1 euro+local fee/call tai 1 euro/SMS).
Please note, that the numbers are different than last weel!
And for the tickets, go to Tiketti.