Upcoming Shows

26/02/2014 Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
28/02/2014 Recordshop X, Turku, Finland
28/02/2014 Klubi, Turku, Finland
07/03/2014 Carlings (in-store), Jyväskylä, Finland
07/03/2014 Poppari, Jyväskylä, Finland
19/03/2014 Torvi, Lahti, Finland
20/03/2014 Klubi, Tampere, Finland
21/03/2014 Blue Pool, Forssa, Finland
26/03/2014 Bar Loose, Helsinki, Finland
27/03/2014 Kerubi, Joensuu, Finland
28/03/2014 Pannuhuone, Kuopio, Finland
02/05/2014 Bar 15, Seinäjoki, Finland
03/05/2014 Nuclear Nightclub, Oulu, Finland
24/05/2014 Dynamo, Turku, Finland
23/05/2014 O'Connels, Tampere, Finland
07/06/2014 Vastavirtarock, Kokemäki, Finland
14/06/2014 Fortuna-kortteli, Turku, Finland
05/07/2014 Rock & Food Kairo, Kotka, Finland
08/08/2014 Elmun Baari, Helsinki, Finland
14/09/2014 Papa Joe, Turku, Finland
20/09/2014 Klubi, Turku, Finland
01/11/2014 Portti, Turku, Finland
29/11/2014 Waterloo, Turku, Finland
26/12/2014 Dynamo, Turku, Finland
02/01/2015 On the Rocks, Helsinki, Finland
10/04/2015 Doris, Tampere, Finland
11/09/2015 Elmun baari, Helsinki, Finland
12/09/2015 Klubi, Turku, Finland


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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