Nordic Americana and indie-folk
Following on from the release of their stunning debut album ‘Dead Circles’ in 2018, which helped propel the duo around the world with their rich and breezy aesthetic, Finnish outfit Tuomo & Markus return once again to deliver their newly unveiled offering ‘Wishful Information’.
Throughout their tenure, the pair have always looked to bridge the gap between psychedelic and folk-inspired soundscapes, and ‘Wishful Information’ looks to become their most alluring release to date. With a new album set to arrive later this year, their latest gem explores a warm and inviting atmosphere that sees them deliver a truly captivating and spacey delight. Rolling Stone critic David Fricke describes their recent effort as the sound of psychedelic Helsinki blowing through LA’s Laurel Canyon.
‘Wishful Information’ was tracked at Jonathan Wilson’s Fivestar Studios in Los Angeles. The song’s captivating lyrics couldn’t be more topical now, portraying an age of disinformation and confirmation bias where our feelings get manipulated, our fears reorientated, and our brains intoxicated.
Tuomo & Markus are a new musical project from acclaimed Finnish soul/jazz artist Tuomo Prättälä and singer/songwriter Markus Nordenstreng of The Latebirds. The duo’s music has been described as Nordic Americana and indie-folk with distinct jazz, soul and prog-rock influences. Their haunting harmonies complement each other much like in the cases of Simon & Garfunkel or Crosby Stills Nash.
Tuomo & Markus recorded their debut album ‘Dead Circles’ in Tucson AZ. The spontaneous sessions at Wavelab Studios featured many high profile guests, including various members of Wilco, Calexico and The Jayhawks.
Since the fruitful sessions in Arizona Tuomo & Markus have transformed into a stellar 6-piece live band, featuring Finnish jazz trumpet sensation Verneri Pohjola. Jazz and psychedelic influences have become more and more evident at their ambitious live shows, drawing the attention of critics like David Fricke who hailed the band in Rolling Stone Magazine recently and Kevin Cole from KEXP who in turn invited Tuomo & Markus for a live session when they performed in Seattle.
Tuomo & Markus have also recorded several 7″ soul singles for Stylart/Timmion Records under the alias Pratt & Moody.
Tuomo & Markus’ new single ‘Wishful Information’ is available to stream now. Tuomo & Markus are also set to perform with their full band at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival the same weekend to celebrate the release of their new offering.