Koria Kitten Riot are a Helsinki, Finland band with an odd name but a very interesting style of indie pop. Fronted by Antti Reikko, they bring their indie pop sensibility to the stage with a lighthearted approach and an infectious charm that will have you falling head over heels for them right away!
Rich Men Poor Men Good Men
If you’re a fan of bands like Annuals, Decemberists, Grandaddy and the Shins, then you’re going to find plenty of earworms to keep you happy on this debut album from Helsinki’s Koria Kitten Riot. It’s the kind of cheerful, instrument-stuffed indie-pop that can make you feel like you are floating along on a sea of palm trees and coconuts imitating horse clip-clops, while also feeling deeply connected to your own emotions.
It’s an impressive set of skills, and it’s a talent that isn’t getting the attention that it deserves. It’s a very personal album, and Reikko is constantly dissecting and explaining the character and feel of each track on his Facebook page.
‘Rich Men Poor Men Good Men’ is a beautifully constructed album full of charming and thoughtful songwriting, and is an uplifting listen that can remind you of the good things in life, even when you are feeling down and depressed. It is a lovely and refreshing way to start the year 2017.
They’ve been influenced by Elliott Smith, Neutral Milk Hotel, Wilco, Bright Eyes and The Flaming Lips. With a dazzling array of instruments at play and a prodigious amount of dramatic structure in their songs, they’re an exciting addition to the modern indie-pop scene!