Shine 2009
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Shine 2009

Helsinki, Central Finland, Finland | INDIE

Helsinki, Central Finland, Finland | INDIE
Band Alternative Pop

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Discography

- Associates EP, released September 2010 on Cascine in the US and Expo in Scandinavia and UK.
- Radio airplay on e.g. KCRW and East Village Radio.

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Music acts as a time machine. A melody can transport you back to your youth, unlock memories, take you to the future and beyond. Finnish duo Shine 2009 has harnessed that ability, to mess up your perception of time.

Edgy beats coupled with hazy atmospherics conjure up basement clubs in concrete jungles; melancholic vocals and lyrics evoke lost weekends shot through with a sense of yearning; that twenty-something limbo when you’re trying to make sense of new experiences and emotions.

A distortion of timelines is at the heart of their music. 2009 was the year of their inception – and their name would appear to acknowledge that. Mikko Pykäri and Sami Suova are not concerned about anchoring themselves to a specific era since what excites them is the notion that music can remain pertinent and loved in 2019 or even 2059 – and that its relationship to a bygone year will inevitably change.

United in a shared vision and with an unrelenting eye for detail, Mikko Pykäri and Sami Suova work in tandem to create evocative, timeless and confident pop music.