2011 was a good year for us.
We got our record released in Central Europe and North America by cool labels.
We got kicked out of a Finnish label that used to be really cool.
We played around 30 awesome shows around Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland.
We met amazing people, played with cool bands, visited beautiful places, stayed up late and played a lot of videogames.
I'd say the high points of the year were touring Germany with I Like Trains.
For example the shows at Gebäude 9 and Gleis 22 were really memorable!
Another high point was when we hit the studio to record 'Before I Go Go EP'. There was no pressure, no big ideas, just the four of us hanging out and playing some songs.
And it turned out quite nicely, didn't it? (Get it HERE for FREE if you don't already have it. )
And I'm pretty sure the next high point will be us hitting the studio next week after Christmas festivities.
We've booked a few days at Mankku-studios and we have around 5-7 songs to record. I'm guessing we'll try to lay down the basic tracks next week and then continue working on the album in late February. We're working with our super talented friend Julius Mauranen on this album too.
Hopefully we can find someone to release the album when the time comes but whatever happens we're going to try and give you a first sample of the new stuff during spring of 2012.
We were featured on some 'Best of 2011' lists:
And I was asked to pick my 'Best of 2011' albums and songs for a few blogs, check them out below.
(I totally forgot Low's C'mon, it would be on my TOP10 albums for sure!)
We wanna thank our soundguy Eetu for his patience, friendship and for making every show sound great. Thanks Julius for mixing Before I Go Go EP, for the cruise trip to Stockholm and for being excited about the next album, it's gonna be good! Big thanks to Dan & Steph at Friendly Fire Recordings, hopefully we can visit the US soon, you guys are great! Thanks Cargo Records for your support! Thanks to Ossian for booking us many shows and for being a great dude. Thanks to Teemu and James for cool music videos.
And we really wish to thank everyone who came to our shows this year, bought the record, downloaded the EP, listened to our music and got something out of it. Thank you for your support online and offline.
Hopefully next year we can meet more people, visit new places and reach a lot of people with our music.
2011 was good and let's hope that 2012 will be even better for all of us.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!