We've already introduced one new Finnish band today ('Spring Teeth') and we might have time for some new 'Stillwalkers' later, but we've been really looking forward to introducing 'Pink Chameleons', because they're fronted by none other than Paltsa-Kai Salama, the lead vocalist from one of our favourite bands 'Black Lizard' - we've also written about his solo material previously too. In this new project, an interesting fusion of blues, garage and country he's joined with fellow musicians Antti Sauli (Bass) and Ville Hopponen (drums) and they've now released 2 singles, most recently 'Melting Face', which was released 2 weeks ago. As expected it's all been done through our favourite Nordic record label, Soliti.
I really like the opening of 'Melting Face' in particular, I just love the sound of the guitars, with an earthy psychedelic rawness, and it just drives forward relentlessly. It has clear musical references from back across the decades, but it feels pretty relevant to 2019, and listen out too for the harmonised backing vocals courtesy of fellow Helsinki band 'Plastic Tones' frontman Tytti Roto.
This is the video to 'Melting Face', which features the flowers in Paltsa-Kai Salama's garden....:
Anyway 'Pink Chameleons' will have an EP coming out in the Autumn, and you can also listen to one other track on Bandcamp they've released called 'Religion', which has a slightly different feel to it. And you can find them on Facebook too.