Photos from the mini-tour by Princes of Nigeria and The Vicious Seeds

In mid-August Princes of Nigeria did a mini-tour with the Petersburgian funk band The Vicious Seeds. Below some vibes from the gigs and backstages. By clicking on the images you can watch even more photos.

In Baari, Turku, before the gig. In front the ladies of PoN, in the background The Vicious Seeds. Photo: Arttu Lehtovaara
Loimaa, PoN entering the stage. Photo: Arttu Lehtovaara
The PoN guitarist Jarmo Lundgren a moment before starting to play. Photo: Arttu Lehtovaara
The Vicious Seeds groovin’ in Loimaa. Photo: Arttu Lehtovaara
PoN in Tampere before the gig. Photo: Jarmo Lundgren
The Vicious Seeds doing soundcheck. Photo: Jarmo Lundgren
The Vicious Seeds gig. Photo: Mikael Grundström

With some pro level tetris skills, PoN was squeezed on the stage. Photo: Timo Lehtelä
The headliner of the Tampere gig, ETHNIC! asked the PoN lead singer Aino to join their line-up for the last song. Photo: Mikael Grundström
Aino and Ismaila did succeed to mobilize the audience. Photo: Arttu Lehtovaara
Back to Turku. Photo: Arttu Lehtovaara

The Vicious Seeds from St. Petersburg on gigs in Turku and Tampere

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!

Pics from Aurajoki riverside gig Saturday 16th of June

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!

“Rakkaus” by V/P is the first Komitea lp

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.