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Yournalist describes their music as "Music for people with unprejudiced minds who are tired of dullness." Band was formed by accident in 2009 at the very same hunting cabin, when Oskari Ruohonen (Guitar, Vocals), Santeri Ruohonen (Bass) and Mikko M. Koskinen (Drums) decided to spend an innocent weekend at the summer house. The result was a hangover, twelve songs and one band. In spring 2011 Yournalist released a critically acclaimed EP "Slippery and Infected" which resulted in being chosen as one of the "Twelve bands to watch in 2012" by Finland's #1 music mag, Rumba and national radio channel YleX. Spring 2012 band released their debut album "Horror and Terror" which is a mixture of pop-rock songs played with a heavy metal attitude and the arrogance of progressive music. Read more
On February 7th of 2014 the sophomore album called "Plays Jazz" followed. It's a bittersweet cocktail made out of pop and rock plus a little bit of everything. Themes in the album are food, sex, partying, pills, hot mamas and highways.. to name a few. The opening track on Plays Jazz, Italian Luigi, is the third and final part of 'People of the world'-trilogy. Yournalist spent months in the middle of nowhere recording their debut album. This time they chose a little less exotic location; in the middle of the city, the legendary Studio-JJ in Tampere, Finland. Yournalist played live in studio so that the energy of the live shows would be captured on tape as authentically as possible. The album is written, produced and mixed by the band itself (Oskari Ruohonen, Guitar/Vocals, Santeri Ruohonen, Bass, Mikko Koskinen, Drums). In addition to the basic rock-trio instruments there are plenty of visiting musicians contributing to the album, including violinist, cellist and trombonist. Also on Plays Jazz piano and keyboards play much bigger role than on the debut album. Plays Jazz is an elegant selection of song from the most hipster band in Finland. Oskari Ruohonen - vox, guitar Santeri Ruohonen - bass Mikko M. Koskinen - drums







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