You know what's dumb as hell? People who believe the earth is flat. You know what's probably not going to be dumb as hell? The band Flat Earth with ex-HIM guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindströ and drummer Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen, ex-Amorphis bassist Niclas Etelävuori and Polanski singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen.
The band's GoFundMe page says they're pretty much a straightforward rock-meets-grunge group, and will be recording their debut album at Finnvox studios by the producer Hiili Hiilesmaa.
The audible musical signposts point to the heydays of alternative rock, takes a nonchalant bow to the forefathers of all things heavy with a pinch of wistful psychedelia. Magnetically melodic, playful, exhilaratingly unconstrained and thoroughly permeated by vocalist Anthony’s passionately melancholic overtones, Flat Earth delivers in the same parcel both the beauty and the beast.
Gas & Niclas robust yet subtle rhythmic dynamic work pave the perfect runway for Linde’s guitar solos to freewheel and Anthony’s maudlin yet contemplative singing that gives the band’s sound a tint of mawkish desperation that sets them apart from any other band you’ve heard.
Check out their funding page here and watch the short video below.