The Week 05022017: The balloon has gone up

The skies were blue, the wind was barely a rumour and the grass was crisp and bright with February’s dewy frost. Gerry arrived, leather gloves in hand, goggles akimbo and Push Me Pull Me running skittishly by his side. Before I could say “talk to the animals” he’d lept into the basket, pulled his wire…

Hear the siren call of Pintandwefall

This is “Aquarium Night” the new single from the equally new LP “Red and Blue Baby” (Svart) from Helsinki’s Pintandwefall. It’s a crazy stagecoach-riding, whip-cracking tale of longing, bad language and adultery and really you can’t have one of those without the others, or so I’m told ?!?!?!?!? We featured the band in our first…

Ilmatyynyalukseni on täynnä ankeriaita: Few’s Finland.

In 2005 the Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, insulted Finnish cuisine and joked that Finns ate “marinated reindeer”. In 2008, Finland won an international pizza contest, beating Italy. The name of the winning pizza was “Pizza Berlusconi”and it was made of Berlusconi’s flaccid penis smoked reindeer.