March 1, 2021
Jussi Hietala joins NEØV live band
We’re stunned to share the news that Jussi Hietala will be joining NEØV for the live shows. The story goes that we met Jussi at our first ever live show when he was in the headlining band, and over the years we became close friends both musically and otherwise. It’s super exciting to have such an inspiring musician and person on board. On top of that, we’ve learnt a lot from Jussi – and can’t wait to learn more.
Jussi also makes his own music under the name J.Tala, and his musical history comprises acts such as Underwater Sleeping Society, Rubik and Pariisin Kevät – so his devoted live presence might be familiar to our followers around the world.
Watch our special Live Pictures show on March 13 (live stream) & see you at the venues as soon as possible.
February 19, 2021
Live Pictures on March 13
Dear friends, next month we are playing the songs from our new album live for the first time. As our touring plans have been constantly rescheduled by the current reality, this will most likely be our only live performance in the near future. We welcome you to join us for this very special audiovisual show, Live Pictures, that will be streamed worldwide on March 13, 19:00 EET. More info soon!
February 1, 2021
Interview on The Dot
US podcast The Dot interviewed Anssi over a long-distance call and featured ‘Mirrors’ on their January 2021 episode.
January 29, 2021
Soundi album review
A Finnish music magazine Soundi gave our new album four stars out of five. Kiitoksia!
January 27, 2021
VISIONS album review
VISIONS, one of the biggest music magazines in Germany, wrote a positive review of Picture of a Good Life. Danke schön!
January 25, 2021
Album review from Finland
A couple of Finnish newspaper are writing that we’ve just released our best album so far. Thanks a lot! You can read Aki Lehti’s album review in the print version (album reviews of week 4) or online news (for subscribers) of the following newspapers.
January 20, 2021
‘Island’ on Radio Eins A-playlist
‘Island’ has been added to “A – Hot Rotation” playlist by a German radio station Radio Eins (rbb). Vielen Dank!
January 18, 2021
Radio Helsinki album of the week
Picture of a Good Life is the album of the week on Radio Helsinki. Laura Friman interviewed Anssi over the phone, listen to the interview and read the article here:
January 16, 2021
Kronen Zeitung album review
Austria’s biggest newspaper Kronen Zeitung is digging our new album. Robert Fröwein gave it 8 stars out of 10 and wrote that we “are ready for the Champions League of Indie pop”. Jawohl!
January 15, 2021
New album ‘Picture of a Good Life’ out today + TIDE TV live session
Very happy to share our new album ‘Picture of a Good Life’ with you today. Find digital release here, physical release arriving later. Thanks to everyone who has helped and supported us along the way!
On the release day, a German television channel TIDE interviewed Anssi via Skype. Anssi also performed acoustic versions of ‘Burnt My Fingers’ and ‘Picture of a Good Life’ in the broadcast. Thanks for featuring us virtually in these strange times!
January 13, 2021
Kulttuuritoimitus album review
Kulttuuritoimitus gave our forthcoming album 4,5 stars out of 5. Kiitos paljon! You can read the full review written by Ilkka Valpasvuo here.
January 9, 2021
Savon Sanomat interview
A Finnish newspaper Savon Sanomat interviewed us ahead of the album release.
October 9, 2020
‘Burnt My Fingers’ music video premieres
The music video for our new single ‘Burnt My Fingers’ was premiered by a German music blog Bedroomdisco and a Finnish music magazine Soundi.
August 27, 2020
‘Marathon’ music video premiere + interview
‘Marathon’, the first single from our upcoming album Picture of a Good Life was premiered by a Berlin-based blog Nothing But Hope And Passion. The feature includes a nice interview.
December 22, 2019
Dis/reconnecting in Finland. Happy holidays!
December 13, 2019
Recording a new album in Hamburg
We are recording a new album at Clouds Hill in Hamburg. For us, this is as exhilarating as our first holiday trip to Greece in the 1990’s, but without the unfortunate necessity of leaving our back-then gear of a cherry red Tama drum set and a pastel green Stratocaster back home – or at least this feels like something pretty close to that. We are excited to work with Sebastian Muxfeldt, who knows one thing and another of how to get our ideas on tape, since he has worked with artists like Elbow, Albert Hammond Jr. and Teenage Fanclub. And what a studio this is. Feeling happy, lucky and inspired!
November 25, 2019
No end without a beginning
We’re informing you that Ari is no longer part of NEØV. For past twelve years, there have been a deep friendship and a musical connection between us three, which has made these years wonderful, meaningful, fun, and, on the other hand, intense and comprehensive. We’re going to remain as friends with no hard feelings.
We’re grateful to Ari for owing so much of his time for the band. Ari is now looking for new challenges in his life, and wants to send warm thanks to everyone for the support throughout the years.
There’s no end without a beginning: the next chapter in NEØV’s story will now be written. Anssi and Samuli will continue making music together, and are going to record the next NEØV album at Clouds Hill in Hamburg next month. NEØV will continue touring with a new live lineup that will be announced later.
September 29, 2019
‘Raindrops’ on WDR 5
‘Raindrops’, a track from Volant, is featured in the October’s favourites of WDR 5, a German radio station.
May 9, 2019
Regnsky live review
A Danish music blog Regnsky reviewed our show at SPOT Festival in Aarhus, Denmark, calling us “Finland’s biggest indie pop success at the moment”.
May 8, 2019
Hifimaailma 3/2019 features an excellent five-page article on Clouds Hill, Johann Scheerer and our studio live show in Hamburg earlier this year.
April 11, 2019
SPOT Festival announced
Happy to announce we’re playing SPOT Festival in Aarhus, Denmark in May.
March 26, 2019
Indieberlin live review
A Berlin-based website Indieberlin witnessed our live show at Monarch in Berlin and wrote a positive review about it.
March 22, 2019
Suomen Kuvalehti review
A Finnish weekly news magazine Suomen Kuvalehti wrote about Volant and our show at Clouds Hill in Hamburg.
March 22, 2019
A Finnish music magazine Soundi interviewed us in Hamburg. The article is published in Soundi 3/2019.
March 4, 2019
A Finnish newspaper Pohjalainen gave a positive review for Volant.
February 22, 2019
A four-star review of Volant in Soundi 2/2019.
February 20, 2019
After kicking off touring in Finland, we travelled to Hamburg for a couple of days. We performed a TV live session at TIDE and a special studio live show at Clouds Hill.
February 15, 2019
‘Brothers’ music video
A new music video for ‘Brothers’ was released today. The German premiere is hosted by The Postie.
February 7, 2019
A five-star review from Germany
A German music site Bedroomdisco reviewed Volant with five stars out of five. Danke & high five!
February 4, 2019
Savon Sanomat review
Savon Sanomat, a Finnish newspaper, reviewed Volant with four stars.
February 2, 2019
Volant is out now
Yesterday felt like a one fleeting minute. Oh, my! So, so happy to share Volant with you. Thank you for all the lovely messages. And thanks everyone at our release show at Maxim Kuopio last night. We really enjoyed it! Next stop: Helsinki.
January 30, 2019
Radio Helsinki interview
Volant is the album of the week on Radio Helsinki. Anssi was interviewed by Laura Friman.
January 20, 2019
Savon Sanomat interview
We were interviewed by a Finnish newspaper Savon Sanomat.
January 18, 2019
‘Lost In Time’ video premiere
‘Lost In Time’, a new single and music video from our upcoming album Volant was released today. The video was premiered by a Finnish music magazine Rumba.
Kansainvälisessä nosteessa olevan kuopiolaisyhtyeen uusi video nähtävissä Rumban sivuilla – katso täällä
November 10, 2018
New single ‘Person I Used To Be’ + Tour announcement
Our new single, ‘Person I Used To Be’, is out now. Thanks Spotify for spreading the word. Also, we just announced a European tour including 20 concerts (ticket links in the TOUR section upon).
September 31, 2018
German radio airplay
‘Elysion’ has been featured on more than 20 German radio stations. We’re humbled and thankful, Vielen Dank.
September 25, 2018
Reeperbahn Festival was a pleasure. We played four shows, including a sold-out show at Molotow, and ran from one interesting interview to another. Hamburg was rainy and full of wonderful people. Now some sleep!
September 9, 2018
New single ‘Elysion’
‘Elysion’, the first single from our upcoming album is finally here. The video was shot in Eastern Finland by a Hannover-based duo Stabil und Grazil, and it was premiered by a German website Bedroomdisco.
June 27, 2018
Signed to Clouds Hill
We’re happy to announce that we’ve signed to a Hamburg-based label Clouds Hill. It’s been a long road since we started playing and making music together. Thank you everyone who has helped and supported us along the way!
We’ll play live next time at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany, in September. More live dates will follow.
This week, we’re on the road in Finland with Stabil und Grazil and Max Hartmann (with their many cameras).
Can’t wait to update more what’s going on.
See you soon,
Anssi, Ari, Samuli