Maaliskuun keikkoja Helsingissä

8.3. Laurel Halo & Jesse
Jesse lämmittelemässä paljon suitsutusta saanutta, kokeellista elektronista musiikkia tekevää Laurel Haloa G Livelabissa. Jessen uusi levy Fluids julkaistaan maaliskuun lopussa ruotsalaisella Höga Nord -merkillä. Bändi itse kuvaili tulevaa levyä viime vuonna näin: ”Levyllä on rytmisiä kokeiluja, paljon elektronisia sävyjä ja kauniita melodioita.”

Kuuntele eka lohkaisu uudelta levyltä:

9.3. Siinai & Horte
Paikkana G Livelab.

9.3. Mara Balls & Autiomaa
Paikkana Korjaamo.

10.3. Liima & Kaukolampi
Paikkana Korjaamo.

17.3. Black Lizard, Soft Power & Rokets
Arvostettu brittiläinen Fuzz Club julkaisi Black Lizardin kolmannen pitkäsoiton Celebration Of A New Dawnin helmikuussa. Bändin uusi levy todistaakin, että Black Lizard kestää kalpeamatta kansainvälisen vertailun. Ennen liskoja Kuudennella linjalla nähdään Soft Power ja Rokets.

30.3. Electric Wizard
The Circuksen viereisessä sushiravintolassa voi pitkäperjantaina syömäpuikko väristä, kun Electric Wizardin pörinä painaa seinän läpi. Joitakin vuosia sitten dorsetilaisen doom-/stoner-bändin keikka oli niin kuuma jo ennakkoon, että liput kiinnostivat trokareita ja keikka myytiin loppuun hetkessä. Samanlaista hypeä bändin ympärillä ei ole ollut havaittavissa nyt.

31.3. Psychedelirium 2018
The Circuksessa esiintymässä Jess and The Ancient Ones, Virta, Kaleidobolt, Superfjord, Magic Meredith, Onségen Ensemble ja Malamujér.

31.3. Uleaborg Festival of Psychedelia: Psykedeelinen Pääsiäinen
Lepakkomiehessä esiintymässä Warp Transmission, Hadal Sherpa, Laserdrift ja Albinö Rhino.

Puuttuuko listalta olennainen keikka maaliskuulta? Meilaa tai laita viestiä/kommenttia Facebookissa. Myös huhti- ja toukokuun keikkavinkit kiinnostavat.

New psych videos: MIEN, Dreamweapon, Holy Wave & More

A cosmic deep-focus monolith from Dreamweapon

The Portuguese band’s upcoming album Sol is worth waiting for, according to this music video.




Much-hyped MIEN shows their quality

MIEN is sort of a ”super group” as it comprises of The Black Angels’ Alex Maas, The Horrors’ Tom Furse, Elephant Stone’s Rishi Dhir and The Earlies’ John-Mark Lapham. Very promising single with a cool video.


Hookworm takes a break from ”Pumped up exercise rock”

The third music video from the new Hookworms LP Microshift calms down from the previous ones. Learn more about the band from our Hookworms interview.



Psychedelic color flow from Pretty Lightning

It’s a colorful video to a rhythmic Pretty Lightning track Tangerine Stream. A classic psych visualization feels like a nice little variation from the many text videos out there..

Holy Wave on the road again

The Texan group Holy Wave announced a new album due this March. Their new music video is a gloomy one, but it has some nice sounds.

A dazing psych-etno-overdoze from JuJu and Goat percussionist Capra Informis

Seven minutes of relentless stream of psychedelic consciousness is for me on a brink for being too much for one video, but have a go at the new JuJu video and decide for yourself!




First of all, warms thanks to all 30 subscribers of our FRESH PSCYHEDELIA playlist!
We’re excited with our recent additions to the list. There’s a bunch of new music:
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, 10 000 Russos, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Helicon, Sonic Jesus, Gypsy Sun Revival, Mt. Mountain, MGMT, Psychic Lemon and Wooden Shjips. Enjoy.

Subscribe to the playlist and enjoy psychedelic treasures while they are still hot from traveling through the atmosphere!

Kolmas korva mixtape #8: Escape from Darkness

Idean tähän mixtapeen saimme joulukuussa, jolloin aurinko paistoi Helsingissäkin vain hädin tuskin 10 tuntia koko kuussa. Tämä mixtape on pakomatka pimeästä talvesta tropiikkiin, eksoottisiin kaupunkeihin ja unelmien hiekkarannoille.

We live in the Northern Hemisphere, in Helsinki. In the winter, sunshine is a rare sight: during the darkest month, December, the Sun shines hardly 10 hours throughout the month. This mixtape is a comforting journey from the dark winter of Finland to the tropic, exotic cities and the sandy beaches of dreams.


Deodato – Os Grilos (crickets sing for Ana Maria)
Emílio Santiago – Bananeira
Azymuth – Faça de Conta
Tim Maia – Que Beleza
Food of the Gods – Boy From Brazil
Eerie Wanda – Still As the Night
Nomine – Nomine’s Chant
Les Amazones d’Afrique – Doona
Cybe – The Moon is Shining Above the Ricefields
Antena – To Climb the Cliff

Mixcloud users can follow our Mixcloud page. Next mixtape in February.

Few picks from the tape

L: ”Kalifornialaista, sopivan raakaa ja vinksahtanutta bossanovaa vuodelta 2008. Bändi, jossa soitti mm. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffitin basisti Tim Koh, julkaisi vain yhden 12-tuumaisen singlen.”

M: ”Yksi biiseistä, joista on inspiroitunut Esko Routamaan dj-illoissa Turun Dynamo-yökerhossa. Meditatiivista biisiä ei vähemmän yllättäen löytynyt Shazamista – onneksi Eskolla oli ruutupaperia mukana.”

L: ”Siebe Baarda matkusti 80-luvun alussa Kaakkois-Aasiaan, vaikuttui sikäläisestä menosta ja julkaisi kolme kasettia vuosina 1981-85. Trooppista, elektronista, new age/ambient -osastoa.”


Interview: After 4 years, Hookworms are back in town

Hookworms is a 5-member psych-punk/kraut/noiserock band from Leeds, England. Despite their very powerful sound Hookworms is not the most well-known psych-influenced bands around. But that may change very soon.

Hookworms have an aura of certain mystique about them. Indeed, during four years I’ve waited for Hookworms’ new music, I’ve started to see the band as the friend you haven’t seen in a long time but who left a lasting impression back then.

Hookworms’ music changes shapes like elements, it’s fluently beautiful and robust at the same time, it transforms between mesmerizing anthems and unstoppable kraut energy –and the icing on the cake is singer MJ’s amazing vocals that sound like Zach De La Rocha’s just-as-wild-but-much-more-British relative. Albums Hookworms (2011) and Pearl Mystic (2013) are particularly powerful.

 Music video: Away/Towards from Pearl Mystic.

After The Hum (2014) Hookworms have been making new music and done a bit of touring. They’ve also faced troubles: their studio got wrecked by a flood but luckily, with the help of their fans, they managed to rebuild it. After four years, Hookworms are back with new music. We had the chance to ask them some questions about their new album that introduces a ”seismic” change to their sound, as described by their record company Domino. The band members go by their initials. My mail was replied by either JN, JW, MB, MJ, or SS.

Kolmas korva: So, how are you doing? How’s Leeds (presumably)?

Hookworms: ”Hello, we’re OK. Leeds is very cold at the moment, but probably not as cold as Helsinki?”

What have you been up to after The Hum (2014)? Looking as a fan from the remote Finland it feels as if you guys have been a bit off the radar.

”After The Hum came out we did a bit of touring and some festivals. Our studio flooded on Boxing Day 2015 so we were out of action for the best part of 7 months in 2016.

A few of us released some records with our other bands (Cowtown, Family Scraps, Xam Duo), then we started writing and recording the new album which took a couple of years to make. Now the boys are back in town.”

For me, your style of combining echoing noise sounds with kraut-influenced psychedelia has always been very powerful. Can you name a few of your major influences?

”El Faro, Square Mile, M&S Service Stations, Backflip Madness, Roland synthesizers and Kanye.”

Two singles you have published so far from Microshift had new nuances in them. They sound more rhythmic, more electronic, more danceable than many of your previous songs. Negative Space is so energizing we actually used it in our Party Mixtape.
The music video of Static Resistance shows a guy living in a fast-paced rat race limbo.

Can you tell us about the creation of Microshift and the themes you want to speak about in your new music?

Microshift was made quite differently to our last two albums. We used the studio and computer as more of an instrument, building up lots of short loops, and much of the initial writing was with synthesizers, drum machines and samplers which we’ve never done before.

Something pumping enough that you can run to it, Exercise Rock.

The intention was to make something more upbeat; body music but through the lense of a rock band. Something pumping enough that you can run to it, Exercise Rock. The lyrical themes of the record include but are not limited to: anxiety, body image, grief, relationship break-ups, opening up to others, wanting to escape the life you’ve built, and all the other things that poor mental health can entail.”


Hookworms’ new album Microshift out 2nd of February via Domino Records.