Koria Kitten Riot is a Finnish Indie Pop band that combines alternative pop and singer songwriter Americana influences with an inventive musicianship. They are mainly a solo project for Antti Reikko but in the past two years have become a full-fledged five-piece band touring their native country and Germany.
Their new album Songs of Hope and Science (Solmu Records) is due out on 27th January 2017. Throughout the album the songwriting is tied together with a 60s folk rock flavour as well as the old-fashioned harmony singing that makes Bright Eyes albums so memorable.
In this era of global political ugliness and the threat of climate change, ‘Songs of Hope and Science’ is a comforting collection of songs about finding strength and purpose in a bleak world. The songs are written in a slightly whimsical style, which means that they would rather poke fun at humanity and highlight its weaknesses than wallow in its self-pity.
They’ve incorporated a number of musical genres into their sound, which includes indie-rock, folk and psychedelia. They are a talented and inventive group, whose music is well-rounded, well-written and very enjoyable.
‘Rich Men Poor Men Good Men’ is the third album from indie-folk band Koria Kitten Riot. They are a five-piece indie pop band, fronted by Antti Reikko who has been playing guitar and writing music since the mid-1990s.
They have a sound that is reminiscent of bands like Annuals, Decemberists, Grandaddy and the Shins – with that particular brand of giddy, instrument-stuffed indie pop that was popular in the ’00s. ‘Rich Men Poor Men Good Men’ is one of the best examples of this type of music that I have heard in a long time.