When it comes to giddy, instrument-stuffed indie pop that’s a little bit out of fashion and doesn’t really get much radio play, you can’t go wrong with Koria Kitten Riot. Fronted by Antti Reikko, the Finnish quintet is set to release their first full band album, ‘Rich Men Poor Men Good Men’ on April 20th via Get Rhythm Records.
KKR pick up where bands like Annuals, Decemberists, Grandaddy, and the Shins left off with their shiny, acoustic-led, maximalist indie pop on Rich Men Poor Men Good Men. The guitars are squealing, the vocals are sweet, and the songwriting is well-crafted without being overly cute.
They’ve also tipped their cap to early Weezer, Elliott Smith and Wilco as influences on the album. Recorded in Berlin, ‘Rich Men Poor Men Good Man’ sees the Finnish quintet proving themselves to be a truly talented unit and one that deserves to get the attention they deserve on this side of the pond.
In their own words, the songs are “a collection of feelings and experiences that I have had”. Lead singer-songwriter Reikko regularly dissects and explains their character and feel through the band’s Facebook page and this shows in the band’s songs. With the first KKR full band album, they’ve taken it to the next level and have produced something that is both personal and honest, and has been an absolute pleasure to listen to.