The following article is an excerpt from the first issue of our newspaper Modulations. Available at this week's Independent Label Market in London alongside the limited edition 12" of Erol Alkan's Tame Impala rework, the free press features music and art recommended by the broad Modular family, interviews with artists Asger Carlson and Hattie Stewart, and plenty more.
In October this year Helsinki duo Shine 2009 released their 2nd album and their first on Modular Recordings, 'Our Nation'. In November Cut Copy released their 4th record, 'Free Your Mind'. Cut Copy invited Shine 2009 to open for them on their European tour so it seemed like an opportune time to introduce the two groups before they spend three weeks on the road together. Glen Goetze from Modular connected Sami Suova of Shine 2009 with Dan Whitford of Cut Copy.
[22/10/13 18:29:11] Glen Goetze: Glen Goetze a ajouté Sami Suova à cette conversation
Finnish duo Shine 2009 unveil an intimate studio recording of their track 'No Thanks'. The video documents their rehearsal room slaving as they prepare to hit the road with Cut Copy across the UK and Europe later this month. Don't miss them in the flesh below.
Shine 2009 European tour (supporting Cut Copy)
26 Nov London, UK - The Oval Space
28 Nov Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Atelier
29 Nov Belgium, Brussels - Beursschouwburg
30 Nov Paris, France - Trabendo
01 Dec Melkweg, Netherlands - Old Room
03 Dec Cologne, Germany - Gebaude
04 Dec Berlin, Germany - Prince Charles
10 Dec Stockholm, Sweden - Kagelbanan
11 Dec Malmo, Sweden - Kulturbolaget
12 Dec Gothenburg, Sweden - Pusterviksteatern
13 Dec Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
'No Thanks' is lifted off the addictive album for your endless summer 'Our Nation'. Pick it up here.
Enigmatic producer Mary Magdalene emerges bleary-eyed from an early morning visit to Shoom with this slo-mo, oceanic rework of a highlight from the Finnish group's new album, out now on Modular Recordings (UK/EU/AUS) and Cascine (US).
Breaking weather report - Shine 2009's eternal summer soundtrack 'Our Nation' is out now through Modular (UK/Europe/Australia) and Cascine (US). Hit your favourite record store on route to the beach or grab it from iTunes.
Melbourne producer Null treats the Finnish duo's breakbeat Euro-pop album cut 'Older' like putty with his bass dropping reshape. Dummy summed it up perfectly - "his remix opens on gratuitous, jungle-style samples before exploding into a rather ridiculous but undeniably grin-inducing splash of colourful acid basslines, snare rolls, piano stabs, and rave breaks".
Finnish electronic weirdos Shine 2009 are about to release their sophomore album, Our Nation. Ahead of the release this Friday in Australia, and next Monday (UK), Tuesday (USA on Cascine), Dazed Digital are streaming the album in full.
In more shiny news, the band have announced details of an expansive European tour. They'll be supporting Cut Copy on 11 dates, including a sold-out show at London's Oval Space on Nov 26th. Remaining tickets for most dates are available via cutcopy.net now.
November 26: London, UK - The Oval Space
November 28: Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Atelier
November 29: Belgium, Brussels - Beursschouwburg
November 30: Paris, France - Trabendo
December 1: Melkweg, Netherlands - Old Room
December 3: Cologne, Germany - Gebaude
December 4: Berlin, Germany - Prince Charles
December 10: Stockholm, Sweden - Kagelbanan
December 11: Malmo, Sweden - Kulturbolaget
December 12: Gothenburg, Sweden - Pusterviksteatern
December 13: Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
Double feature! Our latest signing Shine 2009's have unveiled a gun-toting, drug-pushing, senior citizen-supplying video for Older, directed by Eugene Kortyarenko.
They've also just announced an expansive European tour supporting Cut Copy on 11 dates including a sold-out show at London's Oval Space on November 26. Coming to a city near some of you. Pick a date below.
Kick back in the Eurozone with Shine 2009's Sami Suova as he flicks through a timeless selection of 90s drum'n'bass, trip hop and r'n'b mixed with modern sensations. Part nostalgia session, part mining boom of neglected hits, 100% taste.
The Finnish duo's stellar Our Nation album drops October 15 on Cascine in North America and Modular internationally. We sit down with the band's smooth and confidently cool voice below to discus their fateful meeting and collaboration with Paula Abdul.
Pitchfork were on target when describing Shine 2009 as an "easy, midtempo shake of clubby 1990s pop, evoking the atmosphere of dark discotheques rather than the beaches of Ibiza". The Finnish duo of Sami Suova and Mikko Pykari drip feed Older, the second single from their impending album Our Nation, an infectious blend of Scandinavian carefree breeze and jungle breaks.
Our Nation drops October 15 on Cascine in North America and Modular internationally. With the album glued to the Mod HQ stereo, we're excited to soon be sharing it with you.
It's with great pleasure that Modular welcomes Finnish duo Shine 2009 to the fold, with the upcoming release of their single Eurozone, ahead of a splendid album later in 2013.
Shine 2009, the pairing of Sami Suova and Mikko Pykari, released their debut album Realism in 2011, via their own label Expo in Finland, and Cascine in the US. Eurozone will be the first step into a new future, via Modular Recordings in Australia, the UK and Europe.