Helsinki Seven are an alternative
trio hailing from North England, namely Cheshire and Manchester, delivering
a nice mix of pop-punk-rock, which is still a lil rough around the edges and
not sounding overly polished.
At times Helsinki Seven bring to mind The Pixes and Nirvana, but fortunately never sound like a band trying to clone their idols, they just wear their influences loud and proud.
Stand out tracks on this debut album have got to include, 'People Without Faces' (pure simplicity from the guitars yet so effective!) or the slightly heavier 'I'm Sparticus' and 'Oh Salamander'.
If you like your music ala The Get Up kids, Lost Prophet, Jawbox, Biffy Clyro or Nirvana then Helsinki Seven might just be right up your street.
An excellent debut album if not too ambitious, these guys could go far!
by Barry Gennard
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