KKR are a happy mix of indie-pop and alternative Americana with singer/songwriter influences.
They’re a Helsinki-based band, fronted by Antti Reikko. He writes, sings and plays a wide variety of instruments on his debut solo LP including acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica, glockenspiel and more.
The music is giddy, instrument-stuffed pop that draws inspiration from the likes of Annuals, Decemberists and Grandaddy. It’s the sort of acoustic-led, maximalist indie-pop that’s been missing from the radio for the last few years and is more often found in the likes of Bright Eyes, Sufjan Stevens or Damien Rice.
Reikko’s vocals are incredibly evocative and his lyrics are as honest as they are well-written. They often poke fun at humanity, but with a wry sense of humour that makes it all seem a little less dark and gloomy.
A lovely, gentle album with a touch of Wes Anderson charm.
Koria Kitten Riot are a five-piece band from Finland, led by Antti Reikko (vocals/guitar), Lasse Toimi (keys/mandolin), Teemu Vanska (bass/drums), Olli Rahkonen (guitar) and Eino Anttila (drums).
Their third full-length release ‘Rich Men Poor Men Good Men’ is built around the experiences of Reikko, their first with a full band, and asserts testament to a musician being told “work f*****g hard, be honest and make ballsy decisions.” The record exudes charm and is filled with a plethora of melodies that will take you on a journey to idyllic reverie at times.
They’ve also written a new single, ‘Breathe’. It’s available for streaming on all major music services including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Tidal.