Indica

Indica
STYLE: ORIGIN: FinlandFORMED: 2001LABEL: Nuclear Blast
  • MEMBERS:
  • Jonsu Salomaa - Vocals & Violins
  • Heini Säisä - Bass
  • Sirkku Karvonen - Keyboards
  • Laura Häkkänen - Drums
BIOGRAPHY

Two tours with Nightwish, one platinum and two golds in Finland, numerous top-ten singles – for Indica it seems that the only way is up. Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish, who discovered the band and gave them his support, said: ” Indica has such sights to show you! You will be spellbound for a lifetime!”

But let’s start from the beginning: the Finnish girl group was founded in 2001 by schoolmates Jonsu (vocals, violin, guitar, keyboards, theremin) and Heini (bass), who had played together in a children’s string orchestra. Their line-up was soon completed by Sirkku (keyboards, clarinet, piano), Jenny (guitar) and Laura (drums, percussion). Five beautiful girls with just one thing in common: as fully fledged musicians, they’re all light years away from casting shows and musical triviality. And they’re also great friends. “You can’t predict success”, says singer and lyricist Jonsu, “so I didn’t think about it much.”

Nevertheless, success came their way pretty quickly: in 2003, they signed their first recording contract and began work on their debut album, Ikuinen Virta, which spent 30 weeks in the Finnish charts and reached platinum sales. Like going from zero to 60 in three seconds, they’ve taken their country by storm with their contemporary mix of pop, rock, exotic instruments, Finnish melancholy and mystical, nature-inspired lyrics. The press promptly coined a neat description: mystic romantic pop.

The band has since released three more albums in Finland, two of which went gold, remaining in the charts for weeks. The last of the three, Valoissa (2008), was produced by Nightwish boss Holopainen who also produced the band’s new album A Way Away. The recordings were co-produced by Roland Spremberg (A-ha and Him, among others) and mixed by Mark Schettler (Simply Red, Bullet for my Valentine, just to mention a few). It is their first album in English for the international market. “I had butterflies in my tummy when I first sang the English lyrics”, Jonsu remembers and listeners will as well when they hear A Way Away, an album filled with lush soundscapes and rich emotion. “Alongside nature, film soundtracks have the biggest influence on me”, says the songwriter.

In January 2014 Indica released Shine, their first album in English with totally new songs that has also been released in Finnish with name “Akvaario“. Shine was produced by Roland Spremberg and Mixed by Mark Shuttler. Shine is published by German Record label Nuclear Blast and Akvaario by KHY Suomen Musiiiki Oy.
In November 2014 after 13 years together, Indica’s adorable guitarist Jenny left the band by reasons that she had no possibilty and time to be part of for Indica anymore. Indica want to thank Jenny for all these amazing years and wish her all the best! Indica will miss Jenny and she will always have a place in our heart ♥

So now there’s only one thing left to do: just press play – and let yourself be spellbound.

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DISCOGRAPHY

Akvaario / 2014

  • Album Info
  • 2014
  • KHY Suomen Musiiiki Oy
  1. Älä Kanna Pelkoa
  2. Liian Kaunis Vailla Suuntaa
  3. Suunta On Vain Ylöspäin
  4. Savuton Ja Onneton
  5. Sun Oma
  6. Nirvanaan
  7. Tuuliajolla
  8. Kultaan Kuun
  9. Tuule Tuuli
  10. Maailma Loppuu
  11. Onnen Syy
  12. Älä Kanna Pelkoa (Acoustic)

 

Shine is the sixth (second English) album by the Finnish band Indica, and was released in 2014. It was simultaneously released in Finnish with the title, Akvaario. The first single from the album, A Definite Maybe, was released on December 6, 2013, with an accompanying lyric video on YouTube.

It ranked third on The Official Finnish Charts.

Akvaario’s first single, Älä Kanna Pelkoa, was released in late-November 2013. A music video for the single was posted online December 18, 2013.

Shine and Akvaario would ultimately be the last albums by the band to feature guitarist Jenny Julia, who left the band in late October 2014.

Shine / 2014

  • Album Info
  • 2014
  • Nuclear Blast
  1. Mountain Made Of Stone
  2. Uncovered
  3. A Definite Maybe
  4. Goodbye To Berlin
  5. Run Run
  6. Here And Now
  7. Missing
  8. Hush Now Baby
  9. Behind The Walls
  10. A Kid In The Playground
  11. War Child
  12. Humming Bird
  13. Lucid

 

Shine is the sixth (second English) album by the Finnish band Indica, and was released in 2014. It was simultaneously released in Finnish with the title, Akvaario. The first single from the album, A Definite Maybe, was released on December 6, 2013, with an accompanying lyric video on YouTube.

It ranked third on The Official Finnish Charts.

Akvaario’s first single, Älä Kanna Pelkoa, was released in late-November 2013. A music video for the single was posted online December 18, 2013.

Shine and Akvaario would ultimately be the last albums by the band to feature guitarist Jenny Julia, who left the band in late October 2014.

A Way Away / 2010

  • Album Info
  • 2010
  • Nuclear Blast
  1. Islands Of Light
  2. Precious Dark
  3. Children Of Frost
  4. Lilja’s Lament
  5. In Passing
  6. Scissor Paper Rock
  7. A Way Away
  8. As If
  9. Straight And Arrow
  10. Eerie Eden

 

A Way Away is the fifth album from Finnish pop rock band Indica. This is the band’s first English album and it contains English versions of songs from previous albums. The album was released in many editions such as CD, CD + DVD, Deluxe, Diary and Suitcase editions. The album was produced by Tuomas Holopainen from Nightwish.

Valoissa / 2008

  • Album Info
  • 2008
  • Sony BMG Finland
  1. Elä
  2. Pahinta Tänään
  3. 10 h Myöhässä
  4. Hiljainen Maa
  5. Askeleet
  6. Sanoja
  7. Valoissa
  8. Täältä Pois
  9. Pyromaani
  10. Hämärää
  11. Ei enää

 

Valoissa is the fourth album of the Finnish band Indica and was released in 2008. It was produced by Tuomas Holopainen.

Kadonnut puutarha / 2007

  • Album Info
  • 2007
  • SONY BMG Music Entertainment Finland
  1. Viimeinen Jyvä
  2. Linnansa Vanki
  3. Ikävänkantaja
  4. Ulkona
  5. Nukkuu Kedolla
  6. Noita
  7. Pahan Tarha
  8. Äänet
  9. Mykkä
  10. Unten Laiva
  11. Helmet

 

Kadunnut puutarha is the third album by Finnish pop rock band Indica, released in 2007.

Tuuliset tienoot / 2005

  • Album Info
  • 2005
  • SONY BMG Music Entertainment Finland
  1. Vuorien Taa
  2. Pidä Kädestä
  3. Tuuliset Tienoot
  4. Lapsuuden Metsä
  5. Häkkilintu
  6. Varo
  7. Niin Tuleni Teen
  8. Kummajaisten Joukko
  9. Rannalla
  10. Viimeinen Tanssi

 

Tuuliset tienoot is the second album by Finnish pop rock band Indica, released in 2005. It spent a total of 27 weeks in the Finnish Top 40, peaking at number 12 in February 2006.

Ikuinen virta / 2004

  • Album Info
  • 2004
  • Columbia/Sony BMG Music Entertainment Finland
  1. Saalistaja
  2. Scarlett
  3. Ikuinen Virta
  4. Valehtelen
  5. Surusilmä
  6. Lasienkeli
  7. Onnen Kartano
  8. Ihmisen Lento
  9. Lauluja Paratiisista
  10. Aaltojen Takaa
  11. Vettä Vasten

 

Ikuinen virta is the first album by Finnish pop rock band Indica, released in 2004. It spent a total of 29 weeks in the Finnish Top 40, peaking at number 4 in January 2005.

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