A charming indie-pop act, koriakittenriot are a Helsinki, Finland band fronted by Antti Reikko. Influenced by Elliott Smith, Wilco and early Weezer, their music is a mixture of Americana and psychedelic rock with folk and 60s psychedelia influences.
KKR’s new album ‘Songs of Hope and Science’ is out on 27th January via VILD Recordings. The lead single ’The Earth Will Spin Around’ is an anthemic blend of piano and guitar.
The Earth Will Spin Around
The Earth is constantly spinning on its axis. This day-night spin makes it possible for you to see the sun rise and set, and to see different constellations at night.
During the early stages of the Solar System, many particles clustered together to form a spinning mass that eventually became planets, asteroids, and moons. The young Sun radiated and blew away all of the particles from these bodies that weren’t circling it.
As these particles fell apart, they kept on spinning in the same direction, a process called “inertia”. The leftover momentum from this spin continues to keep all planets and asteroids in motion today.
This spin is what keeps the Earth in orbit around the Sun. The rest of the material in our Solar System, including moons, asteroids and comets, orbit the Sun in a similar way.
Another factor is the way the angular momentum of rotations is conserved, which means that it takes no external force to stop a rotating body. This is why if you were to spin round on a swivel chair, you will notice that the spin slows down as you spread out your arms.
The same thing happens when you spin a wheel, a bike wheel or an airplane wing. This happens because you have more mass on a side of the object than on the other side, which means that the moment of inertia increases. This inertia is also why a bicycle can ride faster than a car or airplane.
It’s this inertia that keeps the Earth and all other planets spinning for billions of years. If all of the planets in our Solar System stopped spinning, they would collide with each other, causing billions of deaths and destroying our planet as we know it.
It’s also why our planet spins on its axis, a line that extends from the North Pole to the South Pole. This axis points toward a bright star, Polaris, which is visible on clear nights in the Northern Hemisphere.
It’s important to remember that there are a lot of things out there that can help you when you need it. Whether it’s a good book to read, a new game to play or a song that you need to listen to, there are plenty of options out there. You just have to know where to look.
One of these options is Koria Kitten Riot, a Finnish indie-folk group led by singer/songwriter Antti Reikko. This is their first full-length album, and it’s a fantastic record.
The band’s indie-pop is reminiscent of bands like Annuals, the Shins, and Decemberists, but with a little more finesse and an edge. It’s a very polished sound, and the songs are often very thoughtful, sometimes even wistful.
This is a really great album, and I highly recommend it. It’s the sort of thing that will make you smile every time you listen to it. There are some songs that will make you want to dance, and there are others that will make you think.
I also enjoyed that the songs on this album were a little more mature than their earlier work. This is a band that was doing quirky indie-pop in the mid-’00s, and they grew up.
But they were still able to keep their pop songs skills, and it shows on Lights Out. The music is still a joy to listen to, but it’s not the silly, giddy stuff that we used to hear in the early ’00s.
The album is full of songs that are more focused, and it’s not just the melodies that have gotten more refined. They have more references to hard times and existential crises, which is a much more grown up way of singing about things than it used to be.
This is an excellent record that I’m sure will find its way onto many a playlist this year. It’s a great reminder of why we love indie-folk in the first place.
Lie Just Around The Corner
The mid-’00s was a great time for cheerful, instrument-stuffed indie pop. Bands like Annuals, Decemberists, Grandaddy, and the Shins were all doing it, and now Helsinki’s Koria Kitten Riot picks up the torch with their delightful new album Rich Men Poor Men Good Men. It’s a giddy collection of indie pop music, and it will make you smile no matter how you feel. It’s also very reflective and has a lot to say about the world we live in, but it doesn’t dwell on bleak things, instead it pokes fun at the frailties of humanity. It’s a reminder that hope is just around the corner. It’s an excellent addition to the indie rock scene, and it should have received more blog love than it has.
The Sun’s Still Shining
The sun is still shining and it will likely continue to do so for a long time. The reason that it is still shining is due to the fact that it rotates around the earth at about the speed of light, a rate of around a sun-diameter every two minutes. That is not to say that the sun will never stop shining, but it is a good bet that it won’t shine for quite as long as it does now. This could also mean that the next time you see the sun in the sky it will be a little brighter than it is today!