Finnish Alt-rock five-piece Planet Case have unveiled their debut EP ‘Simple Thoughts’ a few days ago, now out via up and coming Finnish label Soit Se Silti.
The young university students Aleksi Yli-Sissala on vocals, Aapo Hakala on drums, Otto Nyyssölä on bass, Teemu Hakala on guitar & keys and Tuomas Kätkänaho on guitar recorded their new opus at the historic Finnvox Studios – nicknamed the Abbey Road of Finland.
Simple Thoughts follows a series of single releases including the EP’s closing tracks‘Universe & I’ and ‘Satellites’, which was featured on the Nordic Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, accumulating nearly 200K streams to date.
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Second track and lead single ‘Same Old Blood’ is a cleverly written and produced coming of age song, which features a twelve-singers choir adding a new dimension to the anthemic hook. Elsewhere ‘Industrial Dust’, which in the band own words “represents the artificial things in life, the commercialism affecting our world and all the false mental images it creates”, was inspired by personal experiences as well as the band’s frustration with vexatious advertising on social media.
Bringing together a fresh take on alt-pop-rock and EDM anthems, Planet Case sit somewhere between the giant stadium power-rock of Imagine Dragons and the uplifting production palette of Matoma and The Vamps collaborations, making them Finland’s most promising new band.
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