CMU Approved

Approved: Siinai

By | Published on Thursday 23 February 2012


Siinai are a fairly bold band. Bold enough to release an album of Olympics-themed instrumentals which opens with a track called ‘Anthem 1&2’ (and is followed by another called ‘Anthem 3’). But the Finnish quartet’s confidence works to their advantage. The album, entitled ‘Olympic Games’, is full of synth-led mini-epics, pinned down with krautrock rhythms, which earned them a nomination at this year’s Nordic Music Prize.

The album was released in Europe last year, and hit the US this week. However, the band already have a Stateside fan in Wolf Parade’s Spencer Krug, who invited them to record an album with his Moonface solo project. Entitled (boldly, as ever) ‘Heartbreaking Bravery’, that album is due for release through Jagjaguwar in April, with a track from it, ‘Teary Eyes And Bloody Lips’, available as a free download now.

But let’s head back to where we started now, and the video for ‘Anthem 1&2’: