Villa Nah

Villa Nah

 Helsinki, Central Finland, FIN
BandPopEDM

Biography

VILLA NAH

Like all classic partnerships in the vein of Riggs and Murtaugh and Hornet and Kato, Villa Nah is a combination of two opposites – Tomi Hyyppa and Juho Paalosmaa. Friends since childhood, Tomi is the calm one who knows how to reroute a midi controller into a 101 sequencer, while Juho writes the songs and sings the words. “Tomi knows the tech. I just work the pop,” says Juho.

2010 was a breakthrough year for the Helsinki duo, whose debut album ‘Origin’, co-produced by Jori Hulkkonen, entered the top ten in Finland, where they regularly play to full houses, and has gone on to captivate countless synth fans around the world with its sparkling melancholy pop. The Moshi Moshi label picked up on two of its stand-out tracks, ‘Running On’ and ‘Ways to Be’, releasing them as a UK single in May, which led to a string of summer shows in London and festival appearances at Bestival and in Lisbon with Planet Turbo, among others.

Recently, Villa Nah have leant their soft melodic touch to remixes for Au Revoir Simone and OMD, by whom they were invited to support on the UK leg of their ‘History of Modern’ tour, and have spent the autumn in their studio writing for their second album and preparing for the long Finnish winter.

Villa Nah’s visuals are provided by Synthetics.

Discography

VN EP (Keys of Life, 2009)

Rainmaker (Keys of Life, 2010)

Remains of Love / Benny's Burning (Keys of Life, 2010)

Running On / Ways to Be (Moshi Moshi, 2010)

Origin LP (Keys of Life, 2010)

Au Revoir Simone – Tell Me (Villa Nah Remix) (Keys of Life, 2010)

OMD – If You Want It (Villa Nah Remix) (100% Records, 2010)