Fresh and intensive indie rock from Finland
The Spyro is a Finnish indierockdancepunk band (don’t you just love genre definitions – we certainly do!!), drawing influence from such bands as Franz Ferdinand, Block Party, Arctic Monkeys, Interpol, The Strokes, Foals and The Hives. Having said that, the band members do have quite various musical backgrounds, from hip-hop through HC techno and death metal to psychedelic rock and everything in between. Combining that background and these influences to living in Finland (one of the coldest and darkest places on the Earth), The Spyro’s music is surprisingly consistent! 😀
The Spyro was formed in 2008 by the composer / guitarist Hape Haavikko. Any of the guys didn’t know each other before joining the band, so it was amazingly fast how they got their act together, prepared a set and hit the road. In 2009 they did 30 shows in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany. In 2010 the pace was kept, and more countries (UK for example) were added to the list.
Spare Parts For Perfect People
Debut album Spare Parts For Perfect People was recorded under the producer Jyri Riikonen’s watchful eye over a longish period of time; the first sessions were held already in December 2009 and the final master version was ready in May 2011. As always with debut albums, the album ended up having some of our oldest songs (such as We’re The Libertines) in almost original arrangement, some of the old songs (such as I’m Not The One) quite drastically rearranged, and some brand new songs (such as We Are Poor).
The album was released in September 2011, get yours from Record Shop X!