1. Astrid Swan

    Photos by Mikko Rasila




    Summertime and a few  of your favourite bands can be caught live in Finland this Summer.

    Astrid Swan

    After some time away with illness, we’re happy to announce that Astrid Swan has just been confirmed for Saturday 9th August at Flow Festival 2014, Helsinki as well as a duo appearance at SOLITIFEST

    9.08 Flow Festival, Helsinki
    30.08 SOLITIFEST, Helsinki

    Big Wave Riders

    Big Wave Riders have just started work on their second full length album. As well as their appearance at SOLITIFEST the band play Latvia’s much loved Positivus Festival this month (18.07)

    18.07. Positivus Festival, Salacgrīva, Latvia
    30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki

    Black Lizard

    A new EP from Black Lizard will be arriving this summer (watch this space), but in the meantime you can catch the band at a series of Finnish Festivals (like Ilosaarirock this weekend) and some select club shows.

    12.07. Ilosaarirock Festival, Joensuu
    20.07. Wasteland Festival, Kouvola
    02.08. Tikkurila Fest, Tikkurila
    30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki
    14.09. 6. linja, Helsinki (+Pink Mountaintops)
    01.10. Malmitalo, Helsinki

    Black Twig 

    Black Twig‘s latest album Heliogram just got a German release last week, with a UK release on the horizon (i.e.later this year). Some shows are promised post summer, you can catch them at SOLITIFEST at the end of August.

    30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki

    Delay Trees

    Delay Trees latest album Readymade landed in the UK last week, with an August release for the album in Germany. Catch the band at SOLITIFEST at the end of August.

    30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki

    Ghost Of Jack Nance

    The latest signings to SolitiGhost of Jack Nance continue to tear it up with shows at SLOBFESTandSOLITIFEST. Look out for their debut EP for the label soon.

    11.07. SLOBFEST, Helsinki
    30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki

    Gim Kordon

    Gim Kordon continue to woo the world with their TOP 20 album Ei Ole Helppoo. The band play a few more shows, including a Radio Helsinki Summer club show and a slot at  Flow Festival.

    18.07. Ääniwalli, Helsinki (+ Teksti-TV 666, The Liebelings)
    06.08. Radio Helsingin Kesäklubi, Bar Loose, Helsinki
    10.08. Flow Festival, Helsinki
    30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki

    The New Tigers

    There are rumors that The New Tigers have started work on album #3, so hopefully we’ll hear something soon. Amongst their shows this summer, The New Tigers appear at H2Ö Festival in Turku  this coming weekend.

    19.07. H2Ö, Turku 
    9.08. Kuutio- Kaupunkifestivaali , Kerava
    30.08. Solitifest, Helsinki

    Prince Of Assyria

    As well as being a late addition to SOLITIFESTPrince Of Assyria comes back to Finland this coming winter for some intimate shows. Latest album Changing Places see a European release this Autumn.

    30.08. SOLITIFEST, Helsinki
    05.11. Le Bonk, Helsinki
    06.11. Telakka, Tampere
    08.11. Bar Kuka, Turku
    7.11. Friday I’m in Love!, After Eight, Pietarsaari

    Most of these artists can be found on our latest compilation, Soliti Turns Three: Congratulations & Commiserations, which you can stream & download from here

    SOLITIFEST event page is here


  4. Astrid Swan confirmed for Flow Festival



    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!


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

    Soliti Fest poster design Teppo Meriläinen.

    (Source: solitimusic.com)



    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)




    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:


    Record Shop X


    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


  10. Astrid Swan - Black Bear & Hoofer

    Astrid Swan’s Astrid4 album receives a UK release via Soliti on the 22nd April 2014. To celebrate this, you can download/share the new single Black Bear & A Hoofer, a track that easily embodies many of the themes found on Astrid4. As Astrid points out “I don’t care for the forest. Never been a nature creature really. I don’t go berry picking in August, I’m fine in the city. But a natural order began to outline itself in the concrete. There are black bears behind my closed eyes, wild deer hoofs in the night.”