In their own acerbic, slightly whimsical way, Finnish indie pop outfit koriakittenriot poke fun at human foibles while leaving a little glint of hope. Their new album ‘Songs of Hope and Science’ has an uplifting feel to it.
Lead single ‘The Earth Will Spin Around’ was born from singer-songwriter Antti Reikko’s experiences of being betrayed. It’s a track that reminds us all that no matter what, we can always find hope.
1. The Earth Will Spin Around
Helsinki-based indie rock band Koria Kitten Riot are back with their hook-laden single ‘The Earth Will Spin Around’. The track is off their forthcoming album ‘Songs of Hope and Science’ set to be released on 27th January via VILD Recordings.
The band, comprised of Antti Reikko, Lasse Toimi, Teemu Vanska, Olli Rahkonen and Eino Anttila, are influenced by Elliott Smith, Neutral Milk Hotel and Wilco and intertwine hopeful lyrics with uplifting songwriting on their new track. With a lyric reminiscent of ‘Like a Tree’ by Neutral Milk Hotel and ‘Alive Again’ by Elliott Smith, the track reflects on a tumultuous year and hopes to encourage us all.
You may not realise it, but the Earth spins – a constant day-night motion. Its day-night rotation is about 1,000 miles per hour (or 1,600 km/h) at the equator, but it decreases considerably as you travel farther north or south.
Fortunately, it doesn’t take any force to stop this rotation, and it doesn’t take anything to accelerate it. That’s why the Earth’s axis is so strong – like the axle of a wheel going all the way through the Earth.
This strong axle also acts as the axis of the sun’s orbit. The orbit is an elliptical one, but it takes 365 days to complete a round trip.
That’s a lot of distance. And it’s not just the Sun that’s moving, too – the entire Solar System is spinning faster than ever, and even more quickly at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy, where it orbits a supermassive black hole at 600,000 miles an hour.
But what if the Earth stopped spinning? That would be a huge problem. It would destroy everything on its surface, including the oceans and atmosphere. And it wouldn’t be long before it became flat.
3. The Moon Will Shine
The Moon is not a shining star in the sky, but it does a pretty good job of reflecting sunlight. It reflects about 3 to 12 percent of the sun’s rays, making it brighter than the Earth from some angles but dull from others.
Despite the Moon’s poor lighting, it can still be seen as a celestial showpiece, especially when it’s full. Its size, color and shape can vary greatly from night to night, a perfect example of the beauty of our universe.
Like all stars, the Sun was born from the gravitational collapse of part of a huge molecular cloud of gas and dust. It’s about 4,5 billion years old, so it’s been around a fair amount of time. Its light is produced by the process of nuclear fusion of hydrogen atoms into helium. The resulting energy is what makes the Sun shine so brightly.
The Sun is also the first star to be visible to humans from Earth, and it’s responsible for the Earth’s magnetic field. The Sun also has one of the longest life spans of all the stars in our galaxy, with most of its hydrogen atoms running out after about 7 billion years, so it’ll soon start burning helium.
4. The Sun Will Shine Again
The Sun has been shining for 4.5 billion years, and it will continue to shine for 3.5 billion more years. The Sun is the most powerful force in the universe, and it produces energy from nuclear reactions that take place within the Sun’s nucleus.
The Sun’s light and heat helps to keep Earth warm, sustaining life and making it possible for us to enjoy the beauty of the natural world. It also protects the planet against extreme weather.
But the Sun will not remain a constant source of light forever, and someday it will run out of hydrogen and the solar system will be destroyed. In the year 3.5 billion, the Sun will be brighter than it has ever been, and it will begin to bombard our atmosphere with high energy light that will break apart the molecules of water, causing the oceans to boil and evaporate, and eventually killing off all life on Earth.
In their latest album ‘Songs of Hope and Science’ Helsinki indie rock band Koria Kitten Riot have taken their guitar pop sound and combined it with 60s folk and Americana influences to create a thematically diverse project. Released on 27th January through VILD Recordings, the new album intertwines ideas of hope and science, a theme that was personally weighing heavily on the minds of the members during 2016.
Lead single ‘The Earth Will Spin Around’ is an upbeat, hook-laden track that draws on a variety of musical influences. From Elliott Smith to Neutral Milk Hotel, the track combines piano, three-part harmonies and anthemic guitar hooks to deliver a brilliantly catchy anthem.
5. The Sun Will Shine Forever
The Sun is a star and it shines because it creates a huge amount of energy in its core. This is done by a process called nuclear fusion. This process involves lighter elements like hydrogen being forced together to become heavier elements like helium. This is how the Sun can create so much energy each day.
However, this process will end in about 5 billion years because the Sun will run out of hydrogen and won’t have enough fuel for nuclear fusion anymore. When this happens, the Sun will no longer be able to shine and it will eventually die.
When the Sun dies, it will become a red giant and then it will start to slowly cool down to a white dwarf. It will take millions of years for it to do this and then it will no longer be able to shine.
There are many things that can destroy a planet, but one of the most terrifying ones is a collision with another planet. This is a really bad thing to happen because it can destroy all life on Earth.
This is a scary thought, but we have to remember that the Earth is only a small piece of a huge universe. It is also very rare for a planet to get hit with a big asteroid or planet.
It is also very unlikely that a black hole will kill the Earth because they don’t have enough mass to do this. In fact, the Earth is more likely to die from a collision with a comet than it would from a black hole.