In mid-August, Komitea will astonish the Finnish audience by bringing the instrumental funk messiahs of The Vicious Seeds on couple of gigs in Turku and Tampere. The band is going to do a mini-tour with Princes of Nigeria, who are of course well-known of their past Komitea connections.
You’ll be able to see the bands in Turku at the MAD Pride event by the River Aura on 15th of August, and again in the same evening at Baari. The admission is free to both of these concerts.
On Friday 17th of August the bands will play at Bar Edgar, Loimaa, and on Saturday 18th of August they’ll shake asses at Club Vastavirta in Tampere with Ismaila Sane’s ETHNIC! and Jamora.
You and your groovy hips are warmly welcome!
From 19 o’clock onwards today, you’ll meet Komitea people by the River Aura, Turku, twanging their guitars and shouting new holes in their lungs.
As the last time, the programme consists of Rane & Co. delivering some blues from the delta of River Aura, and Kivireki playing their self-defined blackgrass music.
We’ll begin by Varvintori.
You have been warned.
A couple of Komitea artists hit Aurajoki river banks in Turku last Saturday.
Rane & Co. served blues from Aurajoki delta (a.k.a. “Turku Archipelago” by its playful nickname).
Kivireki frightened kids and police by cursing like freshwater pirates. Ten thousand thundering typhoons!
The audience liked the music, and the amount of coins we found in the guitar bag afterwards surprised us. “Goddamit! This was probably the first Komitea event ever that made profit!” someone exclaimed, before bursting into tears (of joy).
The next river bank show will be on 7th of July. Welcome, you bashi-bazouks and tin hatted tyrants!
With their new release Rakkaus (“Love”), V/P, who’ve become known of their raffish punk’n’roll, steps into new dimensions as a band – and simultaneously as a Komitea artist as well.
Here and there you may notice even serious undertones in their songs now. On the other hand, Rakkaus is also the first longplay released by Komitea.
You’ll find the album on all the major digital platforms. Below you can listen it on Spotify.
Back in February, Rane & Co. retreated to the barrenly beautiful island of Jurmo to shoot a video for their love song This Love Is for Real.
Meanwhile, Princes of Nigeria shot a video for their tune I Oppressed People at the Twisted Films studios. The song is dedicated to all the riot polices around the world.
Two weeks ago Princes also hopped at the Noise for Fiction studio to record their next single (With My) Koro-Koro Eyes. You can expect the release during the summer months or thereabouts.
In Easter we’ll host an extra club at Pikku-Torre, Turku. The bands of the night are Johannes Faustus playing psychedelic art rock, and Stupor Mundi throwing in some danceable prog.
More info on the programme page of The Komitea Club.
A recording from the Komitea Club on 6th of January 2018.
Both artists celebrate their new singles with a gig at Komitea Club in Portti, Turku.
A recorging from the Komitea Club on October 7th 2017.
Rane & Co. will play again at our club. Welcome to Portti, Turku! The show begins at nine o’clock.
A recording of Kivireki playing at a local motor club in Turku September 2017.