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Listen: Siinai - "Vasikka" [Premiere]

06 June 2014, 10:15 | Written by Charlotte Krol

​Finnish quartet Siinai are back this year with the follow-up to 2011’s critically-acclaimed debut, Olympic Games. This time, the band present a concept album centred around the daily grudge of - wait for it - visiting the supermarket. At first, new song “Vasikka”, couldn’t sound further from the truth of screaming kids and gloomy yellowed lighting.​

At least, that’s what supermarkets in Britain feel like. Perhaps it’s different in Finland. The band note the new album as an “experiment of walking through the sliding doors of a supermarket and finding yourself in very different place full of colours, lights, smells and busy people” or “Looking at the supermarket experience from a different perspective, finding something where, at least we, hadn’t found it before ­ that excited us.” Sounds pretty intriguing.

“Vasikka”, however, perhaps doesn’t have the full sensory experience of a supposed grocery shop visit, but is another toke of their gorgeous, looped sound. Harnessed by a steady rumble and interspersed with afro-inspired guttural yelps and dreamy guitars, “Vasikka” nods more in the direction of an epic landscape drive or a soul-searching journey. Better still, it leaves us completely intrigued for their new concept record.

Supermarket is released on 17 June via Splendour.

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