A band that combines a folk rock vibe with good old-fashioned harmony singing, Finnish indie rock quintet Koria Kitten Riot has become an international touring act. Originally a solo project, the band has grown and evolved, now featuring five members and recording their latest album in Berlin with Doug Van Sloan (Bright Eyes, She & Him).
Rich Men Poor Men Good Men is the third studio album from Helsinki, Finland’s indie pop quintet Koria Kitten Riot. Fronted by singer-songwriter Antti Reikko, the album is the group’s first full band effort and reflects the experiences that led to this transition.
The record brings together the intimacy of Reikko’s lyrics with grandiose arrangements, putting together a style that recalls Bright Eyes and a touch of The Flaming Lips. The album’s songs are beautifully crafted, full of detail and ambition.
There are some very lovely moments here, particularly on Sea. It’s a track that can transport you away from the mundane and take you to somewhere far, far away.
It’s also an album that has a very positive message for the listener to take away. It’s a very encouraging album that reminds us to keep going, even when the world seems like it might be crashing in around us.
Unlike a lot of the indie-pop artists that were out there during this period, this is not a grim and dark record; it’s very cheery and optimistic, leaving you with a smile on your face. It’s also not afraid to poke fun at ourselves and the world around us.