With a few singles under their belt in 2021, Finnish outfit Verandan have one final tune to close out the year, appearing on a compilation for Spanish label Kocliko. This tune doesn’t stray too far from the band’s sound, creating this natural softness that leaves tons of open space for reflective notes; it does feel like its something Phil Collins would have had his hands in crafting. Ville’s voice is just magical here, and I can’t get enough of each little note as it curls around the dense musical underbelly. The group are working on a new album for next year, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for that news!
Sure, it’s just the beginning of April, but I’m going out on a limb and reserving a spot for this new En Attendant Ana LP in my personal Top 20 of 2018. The album is ten tracks of non-stop insatiable pop, with more enough grit to put them just outside the indiepop arena. Here, you can here the guitar work pushing fast, while the vocals cast another sonic image, giving off something slightly prettier. It’s slight, but just the faintest hint of contrast throughout this song, and the Lost and Found LP, keeps your interested time and time again. If, like me, you can’t wait for this album, it will be available on CD/Digi on Friday, but drops on vinyl in June…all via Trouble In Mind.