None For One 25/10/18
Flat Earth evolved after Niclas Etelavuori (bass) fell out with the manager of Amorphis and left the band. Consequently, Niclas and ex-HIM guitarist Mikko Lindstrom, started working on ideas for new songs. Getting vocalist Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen on board provided additional inspiration and when their old band mate Mika Karppinen (aka Gas Lipstick, ex-HIM) finally joined on drums, the band's line-up was complete. All songs on their debut album 'None For One' due to be released on Friday 9th November (see today's Track Of the Day) point to the heydays of Alternative Rock, take a nonchalant bow to the forefathers of all things heavy with a pinch of wistful Psychedelia. Gas and Niclas robust, yet subtle rhythmic dynamic work, pave the perfect runway for Linde's guitar solos to freewheel and Anthony's maudlin yet contemplative singing, that gives the band's sound a tint of mawkish desperation that sets them apart from any other band you've heard. Magnetically melodic, playful, exhilaratingly unconstrained and thoroughly permeated by vocalist Anthony's passionately melancholic overtones, Flat Earth delivers in the same parcel both – the beauty and the beast!