I’ve been loving Australian 8 piece Architecture in Helsinki’s second album ‘In case we Die’. Symphonic melodies, fragile voices, endearing triumphant songs, smatterings of indie electronica and orchestral rock opera – It’s all here. Oh and bassoons, xylophones, melodicas and sitars. It’s so sweet and joyful it threatens to be too sugar coated, but ultimately it wins you over with it’s uplifting indie pop stylings. The best description I’ve seen so far is from the Guardian – “It is like rifling through a thrift shop of sound: lots of interesting bits and pieces, piled together, which sometimes don’t quite fit, but aren’t the usual stuff you find in the shops.”
Architecture in Helsinki play The Village, Dublin on the 14th of May, tickets are €18.50. Check out their cool Flash site , the mp3 below of Do the Whirlwind and the excellent video for the song here.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.