Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, Koria Kitten Riot’s debut LP ‘Lost In Music’ went virtually unnoticed. Antti Reikko aka KKR is a singer-songwriter who puts together well-crafted pop songs, full of detail and ambitious instrumentation.
The band’s new album ‘Rich Men Poor Men Good Men’ is based around the experiences of Reikko’s life. The lead single ‘The Earth Will Spin Around’ is an anthemic blend of piano and guitar.
What Are Their Musical Styles?
In the modern world, music is categorized into many different genres and styles. Some of these include traditional music, rap music, and classical music. Each genre can have a specific sound and feel that makes it unique from the other.
Classical music is a type of music that is usually played on the piano or other instruments. It has a different sound than folk and jazz music, but it is still very popular.
It is also called orchestral music, and it is a type of music that is composed by several musicians in one room. This kind of music is sometimes used in film scores and other types of movies.
Another musical style is pop music, which is music that people listen to on the radio and television. This type of music is made up of songs that are very popular and have a lot of energy to them.
Pop music has been around since the 60s, but it has evolved a lot over the years. In the 70s, it was more rock style; in the 90s, it became grunge and alternative music.
The style that Koria Kitten Riot is playing now is a mix of all the different genres of music, making it very unique. This is the reason why it is a very diverse music style.
Other music styles that they play include rhythm and blues, rap music, and country music. They also play electronic dance music, which is a new style that has become very popular in recent years.
Unlike many other styles of music, this music is very fast. It can be very loud and hard to listen to, but it is a very good way to pass the time.
In addition to this, it can be very upbeat and energetic. This is why it is very popular, and why it is considered a type of music that can help you relax.
Some of the other music styles that Koria Kitten Riot plays include rock, country, and rap. They are all very different, but they share some similarities as well.
What Is Their Sound?
The first thing that comes to mind when listening to Koria Kitten Riot is their ability to write songs that are full of detail and ambition. The harmonies, instrumentation and arrangements that are used are a testament to Antti Reikko’s songwriting skills. He uses the nuances and emotional depth of his lyrics to create songs that are both witty and moving.
Taking influence from artists such as Elliott Smith and Neutral Milk Hotel, Reikko’s songs explore the world around him with an air of benign empathy. He is never afraid to write about controversial topics – from an alcoholic violinist to a mass murderer – without making them seem unrelated or disjointed.
Their sound is a blend of indie folk and rock that can feel very familiar to fans of Bright Eyes or Death Cab For Cutie. They also draw on Americana and psychedelia to create a distinctive sound.
This year has seen them release two excellent albums, the latest of which is ‘Rich Men Poor Men Good Men’. This is their first album to feature a full band and it showcases that Reikko’s songwriting has not been compromised by the change.
It opens with the sweetly melodic ‘Between A Pillow and a Soft Place’ which sees the electronic noise that opens the track transform into a soothing glockenspiel lullaby, before the full band kicks in. ‘The Earth Will Spin Around’ is a fantastically hook-laden single that sets the tone for the rest of the album.
There is a strong sense of hope throughout the record, something that is evident in the lyrics that eloquently point out that no matter how dark life can sometimes feel, there is always something to look forward to. It’s a message that can be heard throughout the whole album and it reminds me of the positive outlook in ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’, a book by Matt Haig that is incredibly relevant today.
The soaring piano chords, the anthemic three-part harmonies and the mellotron sounds of ‘The Earth Will Spin Around’ combine perfectly to create a brilliantly lighthearted anthem. Reikko says that the song was born out of a time when he felt betrayed and that “it was so useful to put those feelings in a wider context – like, we’re still here, the Sun is shining and Earth keeps on spinning”.