1. The New Tigers

    photos Appu Jasu (except beach shot Greg Ivison)

     

  2. ANNOUNCEMENT: SOLITI FEST, THIS AUGUST IN HELSINKI

    We’ve been missing the thrill of the chase, the excitement of the spontaneous and the fun of it all. So to make up for this, we’ve decided to throw a party. On the 30th August 2014 we’ll be having our own little festival day in Helsinki, SOLITI FEST.

    The festival will take place at Konttiaukio, and will feature live performances from :The New Tigers ,Astrid SwanBlack TwigBlack LizardBIG WAVE RIDERS,Gim KordonGhost Of Jack NanceDelay Trees, guest DJ’s and more.Oh yeah, and it’s free to get in. Yes you’re welcome. Mark this date in your diaries and tell everybody!

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    Listen to all these artists over at our Soundloud page. More info:

    Soliti Fest poster design Teppo Meriläinen.

    (Source: solitimusic.com)

     


  3. SOLITI TURNS THREE: CONGRATULATIONS & COMMISERATIONS (SOLITI 026) Free Download

    We’re celebrating the third birthday of Soliti with a free 8 track compilation of new material and rarities from most of our roster. Welcome to Soliti Turns Three: Congratulations & Commiserations. Congratulations as it’s our birthday (and we’re proud to have made it this far) and commiserations (we’re getting older!)

    We’re double celebrating as Soliti welcomes our new signing Ghost of Jack Nance to the label. Starting the compilation you’ll find the band’s’ first recording for the label, You Never Come Around Anymore.

    Also featured are tracks from Black Lizard, Prince Of Assyria, Delay Trees, Gim Kordon, Astrid Swan, Black Twig & The New Tigers.

    Congratulations and Commiserations also features a specially designed collage from Onni Nieminen, sticksman with Black Lizard and renowned artist.

    A big thanks you to everyone who has supported Soliti over the last three years. Here’s to us, you and the future!

    You can download the compilation here and stream it from soundcloud.

    Soliti Turns Three: Congratulations & Commiserations (Soliti 026)
    1.The Ghost Of Jack NanceYou Never Come Around Here No More
    2.Black Lizard: Suicide & Other Drugs
    3.Prince Of Assyria: At The Gates Of Central Bank
    4.Delay TreesPerfect Heartache (demo)
    5.Gim KordonEi Ole Helppoo (acoustic)
    6.Astrid Swan: Four Months To Kill (early version)
    7.Black Twig: On White (Swans At Tea EP version)
    8.The New Tigers: World’s Greatest Actor (live)
     

  4. THE NEW TIGERS THE BADGER ALBUM OUT IN GERMANY NOW!

    The New Tigers The Badger album is released in Germany today (30th May). You can find it in several shops including these

    Medimops

    HHV

    Musicline

    Finestvinyl

    Amazon

    Wetbild

    Reviews and interviews:

    Das Klienicum

    Nordische Musik 4/6

    Guthoerenistwichtig 91/100

    7 Bit Arcade Band of The Day

    When You Motor Away “ The Badger is the sound of a band growing up in fine style.”

    The Line Of The Best Fit Interview

    Lyrics On My Wall Interview Sept.2013.

    The Arts Desk (UK)  “Turku’s The New Tigers win with a late-Eighties indie-influenced twinkly guitar pop. Equal parts My Bloody Valentine, Galaxie 500, The Pastels and Sarah Records, The New Tigers rewind the calendar with gusto and charm.” Kieron Tyler

    Prefix Mag August 2013.

    JaJaJa Interview April 2013

    Prefix Magazine ”We hope The New Tigers keep up their restless energy and liberate more from tracks from their upcoming record before the snow returns to blanket Finland.” Autumn Andel, April 2013

    Austin Town Hall “ there’s a playful attitude that wraps itself around the ramshackle drumming and ringing guitar sound. I like the fact that the group is still sticking to writing longer songs, at least that’s what’s evidenced here; it allows for various movements within each song, which always excited me.” August 2013

    When You Motor Away  These guys write greats songs, have a great sense of melody, and wrap it all together in a fuzzy guitar package” April 2013.

    The New Tigers

     

  5. The New Tigers at The Great Escape Festival today (10th). 
    Two shows:
    Bermuda Triangle, at 12.15pm then an evening show at Above Audio, 8.30pm. More details from the link.

     
     

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  7. SOLITI NEWS ROUNDUP SPRING 2014

    It’s been a busy time at Soliti these last couple of months, here’s a roundup of releases, shows, events past and upcoming….

    Delay Trees released their much loved 3rd album Readymade in Finland on the 10th Jan. 2014. Readymade gets a UK release date on the 2nd June 2014 and German release in August.

    “On Readymade, their third album, Delay Trees display a remarkable ability to create songs that are rich in texture yet melodically light”.When You Motor Away

    Delay Trees on bandcamp

    The New Tigers

    The New Tigers play The Great Escape festival in Brighton next week:

    10th May 12.15pm – 12.45pm at Bermuda Triangle
    10th May 8.30pm – 9.00pm at Above Audio

    The band recently contributed new track  Keep Cool to the Music Finland/Line Of Best Fit RSD2014 release. 

    The New Tigers 2nd album The Badger will be released in Germany on the 23rd May 2014.
    The Badger on bandcamp

    Astrid Swan

    Astrid Swan‘s latest album Astrid4 got a UK release last week (22nd April). Clash magazine premiered brand new single Back Bear & A Hoofer.

    Astrid4 gets a release in Germany in July. A new Astrid Swan EP will be available later in 2014.
    Astrid4 on bandcamp

    Gim Kordon

    Gim Kordon‘s debut album Ei Ole Helppoo will be released next week (9th May 2014) Available on Vinyl, CD & Digital formats, pre order the album from these outlets:

    Stupido

    Record Shop X

    CD:ON

    Katin Tavara

    8 Raita

    Catch the band live:
    02.05. O’Connell’s, Tampere
    03.05. Bar Kuka, Turku
    14.05. Tavastia (record release party), Helsinki (+ Pietarin Spektaakkeli)

    Gim Kordon at bandcamp

    Black Twig

    Black Twig unveiled their first ever video last week, for new track Summer Slow Down. Taken from their lauded second album HeliogramSummer Slow Down has had much coverage this last week, including premiere’s atSoundiPrefix & Gold Flake Paint.

    Heliogram get’s a German release in June with a UK release later in 2014. Catch the band at these forthcoming live shows

    29.05. Helatorstai-klubi, Henry’s Pub, Helsinki
    14.06. Sideffest, Konttiaukio, Helsinki

    Heliogram on bandcamp

    Prince of Assyria

    Prince Of Assyria is fresh from his Finnish dates in support of sophomore album Changing Places.

    Whilst in Finland, Prince Of Assyria appeared on a couple of TV shows, was interviewed at Radio Helsinki and performed a special acoustic showChanging Places is out now and gets a European release later in 2014. Look out for a new single & video soon.

    POA on Facebook

    Black Lizard

    Black Lizard are fresh from their first headline European Tour.
    Forever Gold from their self titled debut album was given away as a download.

    The band are working on their follow up album, but manage to play a few dates this summer. Look out for  a new EP later in 2014.

    12.07. Ilosaarirock, Joensuu
    20.07. Wasteland, Kouvola
    02.08. Tikkurila Festivaali, Vantaa

    Black Lizard on bandcamp

    Finally, Cats on Fire have started work on their next album….More details soon.

    Soliti links

     

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  10. This is what happened when The New Tigers met Midlake.

    (Source: thelineofbestfit.com)