That’s what we mean about no ‘humor.’ We don’t make [music] as a joke, we make the songs as good as we can. https://www.ticketmaster.com/Steve-n-Seagulls-tickets/artist/2093576 Oh, and they’re serious about it. But Steve ‘N’ Seagulls are none of the above. (“I suppose some people who do not live in Scandinavia are sort of terrified of eating Santa Claus’s reindeer,” Remmell acknowledges. Walk Off The Earth. We do the show and we wear the costumes our audience expect us to.”. It for sure has taken some time to adjust the mindset to a new position. ZZ Top. We aim more and more to find our own thing, and make something unique with this mixture of a rock band [and] a bluegrass lineup, playing like a mixture of rock and metal and country,” he explains. The members of Steve ‘n’ Seagulls have taken a slice of viral stardom and turned it into a full-blown, barn-dance style, foot-stompin’, retro hootenanny. Plenty. The Finnish band has grown a … House of The Rising Sun is an emotional song. Hmm, a tough one. See more of Steve'n'Seagulls on Facebook. From the deep forest of Finland and accompanied by several guest musicians Seagulls' Nest will present new kind of collaboration between the band and their colleagues. Music. Steve N Seagulls took to the streets of SXSW to perform their rendition of Guns N' Roses' "Paradise City". Steve N' Seagulls, the Finnish bluegrass-folk band that covers metal and rock songs as if they were their own, has delivered the first episode of their new series, The Seagulls' Nest! And despite the appearance of at least partial insanity thanks to the band’s persona, songs, and videos, Remmell isn’t expecting too much for the end-of-tour NYC after-party. Two came to university, three to study music,” the singer says. “We’re just excited to see the way that people live; is it actually so busy as it seems?” he wonders. Radio Rock. Oh dear… Well maybe Lion tamer. Certainly not the hookers ‘n’ blow of previous generations of touring metal bands. On their last album, Brothers In Farms, the band hit … Our music is a combination of so many flavours that it’s quite hard to name just a few. Finnish band called Steve'n'Seagulls plays Metallica's Seek And Destroy. Steve’n’Seagulls is a gift that keeps on giving. But let’s try: Neil Young, David Bowie, Beach boys and Pantera. See more of Steve'n'Seagulls on Facebook. The band became known in the summer of 2014 with the publication of videos on YouTube. Caps! Then there’s Hayseed Dixie, an American group (their moniker a linguistic play on AC/DC) who have been purveying “rock grass” since 2001. Create New Account. Band. No, he’s not on tour with the band. Yet the quintet are also as much fun as their band name indicates. Log In. If there’s a punchline, it’s that they play metal songs like Metallica’s “Seek and Destroy” and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck,” but with the twangy tones of mandolin and banjo subbing in for the hard stuff. We’re making some videos and rehearsing. Which fellow innovative musicians do you take some of the biggest inspiration from? Somewhat yes. The band entered to the blaring sound of the Bonanza theme song. A Finland-based roots music collective with a penchant for turning hard rock, metal, and grunge classics into front-porch jamborees, Steve 'n' Seagulls found an international following via a series of YouTube videos beginning in 2014. Hello! or. See more of Steve'n'Seagulls on Facebook. ... Night Long” is the first song to be released as a single for Brian Johnson as the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC. His favorite has Seagal as an ex-CIA agent on a train that gets attacked. We had more raw material to work with. “But we hope they are happy; it’s us honoring their classics.“ They haven’t heard from Steven Seagal, either, the inspiration for their band name and the actor who also calls himself a “film producer, screenwriter, film director, martial artist, musician, reserve deputy sheriff, and entrepreneur.” That said, “We would really love to meet him, because we like his movies.” And, yes, Remmell has a favorite, but he is unable to give the title in English. And that of course made it a bit different too. First of all, can you introduce yourselves to us? Forgot account? Video by Jaakko Manninen Photography. Media/News Company. It requires a solid riff and something in the song that you can rearrange.” So far, “we tried something from Kiss, something from Van Halen. Find Steve'n'Seagulls tour dates and concerts in your city. Log In. It started to live its own life as a side project. Steve ’n’ Seagulls, from left, Matias Haavisto, Janne Tuovinen, Tomi Tajakka, Juha Salonen and Viljam Hänninen. Then…they asked me [to join], and since then [2013] we’ve been doing it this way. Log In. Musician/Band. It’s hard not to fall in love with this Finnish quintet and their unique twist on rock ‘n roll and metal hits. Radio Rock. Remmell laughs a bit shamefacedly. It’s a dramatized tale of a seemingly heartbroken drunken vagabond. Everything I tried to write here just seemed too lame and distant, and we do come from a culture that tends not to lavish words. I know you know. Profile: A Finnish country and bluegrass band. Well, there has been more time but it can and has been a bit uncomfortable too. Though Remmell was an exchange student in Minnesota in the late Nineties, he’s never visited the Big Apple, and has two thoughts about the city, which he’s aware of via movies and some of his favorite concert films, like Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden. What’s next for Steve ‘n’ Seagulls? Musician/Band. Phonetically, it sounds like “Kipr Us Ray Dayla.”. “The point is, we want to have fun, and [we want] our audience to have fun. Combine musical adventures, energetic and lightning like live shows with odd Nordic sense of humor, and you'll end up with something mankind has never witnessed before. Steve'n'Seagulls. Today it’s singer/guitarist Irwin Remmell calling for a chat — he’s hanging with banjo player Hermann de German while the rest of the band (Pukki Kaalinen, the mononymous Puikkonen, and Wild Till Hiltunen) drive or nap. We do the right thing, we’ll be able to pull into the 21st century with some kind of program. or. Meet the band from the land of the eternal darkness: Steve 'N' Seagulls! or. But as said, the workflow was really good this time. Steve ‘N’ Seagulls have bigger reindeer to fry. Check out the official Steve ‘n’ Seagulls Merchandise Store 100% run by the band members. They made their debuts in the Top Ten of Finland's album chart and the U.S. bluegrass chart with their first album, 2015's Farm … “Sitting down, having a few beers, and laughing our asses off. youtu.be/d86t6Tv9OM0 “We’re performers, have been for two decades. See more of Steve'n'Seagulls on Facebook. They ride again! That’s Benjamin. T-shirts! “We all ended up in a town three and a half hours north of Helsinki, in Jyväskylä. Really looking forward to being able to tour again. Sierra Hull. Hoodies! The basic studio days were quite the same as before. Especially popular was the band's version of "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC which received over 25 million views on YouTube. "When worlds collide, someone has to take the slide. Meet the band from the land of eternal darkness: Steve 'n' Seagulls! Performing Arts. Stay tuned and see who's our next guest! Steve’n’Seagulls Interview December 18, 2020 December 18, 2020 Lucy Bower Feel-good Finnish band Steve’n’Seagulls took some time out of their chaotic schedule to answer some of the most pressing questions. Feel-good Finnish band Steve’n’Seagulls took some time out of their chaotic schedule to answer some of the most pressing questions. If you could pick only one song on the album to play forever, which would it be and why? Trump now takes office on the strength of his demagoguery. They Failed. Create New Account. We are very proud and happy with our new album. Above the Law?) Are there any Nordic upcoming musicians that we need to get listening to? Copyright © 2020 | All Rights Reserved. A Lot of uncertain things and timetables are constantly changing. The players were “asked to do something special for a theme party that had a western or country theme,” explains Remmell, “and they arranged a few songs for that, and the idea came from there. Musician/Band. They take the songs and make it their own – bluegrass style, of course. Artist Biography by James Christopher Monger. On Facebook, they list their current location as perunamaa, a potato patch, but they’re actually driving across the United States in the RV “tour bus.” They’re en route to West Virginia, touring in support of their Spinal Tap–ishly named debut album, Farm Machine. We spent about 4-5 weeks in the studio and the flow of work was better than ever. Have a read on what they had to say, and check out their brand new album ‘Another Miracle’ whilst you’re at it. Steve 'n' Seagulls is a Finnish country band, playing bluegrass versions of well-known hard rock and metal songs. “Also, as I said, we want to have fun.”, So far they are doing just that on this tour, which began on the West Coast and now barrels eastward, leaving no time to visit such American icons as the World’s Biggest Ball of Twine (Cawker City, Kansas) or the World’s Biggest Beagle (Cottonwood, Idaho). Maybe we are getting better at studio work little by little. Members: Irwin Remmel Pukki Kaalinen Puikkonen Hermann Wild Till Hiltunen Sites: stevenseagulls.com, YouTube, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter. “We translate the movie names, which are usually totally nothing to do with the original name,” he explains. Yes, it will still be heavy covers: “We all grew up listening to metal music and playing metal, because it’s big thing in Finland. The band's debu… read more I really like Rammstein, and we wanted to do something a little off mainstream, which is why we wanted to do a song in German [“Ich Will”]. Related Pages. How did you find lockdown in terms of musical creativity? We do the wrong thing, the 21st century is going to be gone, there’ll be no coming back”, “These people act like we drink a gallon of blood and hang upside down from cruci­fixes before we go onstage,” Rob Halford says. So what shenanigans might occur? “There are quite many different bands and songs that we’ve had to put aside, because we haven’t found the way to redo or rearrange them. Media/News Company. ), The American landscape currently unfurling on the other side of the RV window is not especially reminiscent of the Finnish town where the band members first met more than a decade ago. Musician/Band. 2CELLOS. “Most of the videos have been shot at our accordion player’s home farm, and the pictures on the album cover are taken there,” the frontman says. Nightwish. The Romans Tried to Save the Republic From Men Like Trump. A student of little else, Trump is an intuitive expert in popular fantasy, and he plays his American audience like a well-worn instrument. Do you enjoy writing original material or covering songs more? Ha, a bluegrass band playing a heavy metal song in German.”, And let’s not forget the farm theme that permeates much of Farm Machine: It’s not shtick. They are both great ways to spend time and have fun with music. You’ve recently released your great new album ‘Another Miracle’, how did you find recording an 11 song album this time round? New video series by Steve'n'Seagulls. There’s another Finnish, Metallica-inspired, cello-wielding outfit, Apocalyptica; there’s Steel Panther, a glam-metal parody band. or. Not Now. Watch live streams, get artist updates, buy tickets, and RSVP to shows with Bandsintown Find tour dates and live music events for all your favorite bands and artists in your city. To name few albums: Bizzarro with their album Luxardo, Antero Lindgren – Blood red (released in 2017 but a good album). I like all the bands that we cover on the first album. Robby Krieger. Steve’N’Seagulls is a Finnish band playing bluegrass versions of classic rock tracks, such as their viral hit of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck, with an arsenal of instruments ranging from accordion, banjo, Cajon, double bass and so forth. Not Now. If you could summarise your sound in three words, what would they be? “, The first record features covers from AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, and Pantera, and to date, SNS haven’t heard from any of the bands they’ve tackled. They are both fun to work with so I can’t say I’d prefer one over another. ", “It’s a make-it-or-break-it period for us. The Dead South. Finnish band called Steve'n'Seagulls plays Metallica's Seek And Destroy. Was the process much different to your previous albums? We might still work on them, but we didn’t get them done for the first album; maybe for the second one. Mik by Shark Themes, Erotic Secrets of Pompeii X MARTYRIALS – ‘Chaos in the Rigorous Form’, https://godblessthebands.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Utopia-128-kbps.mp3, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs1EP7T-6ro. Workin together with Finnish producer Timo Kämäräinen was a total treat. HOUGHTON — As the lights dropped down and shadowy figures stepped onto the stage at the Rozsa Center Wednesday evening, Alan Silvestri’s score from Back to … Walk Off The Earth. These guys basically raised the bar when it comes to cover versions. A long story short: by nature, Steve ’N’ Seagulls is a Finnish band playing bluegrass(ish) versions of classic rock and original tracks with an astonishing arsenal of acoustic instruments ranging almost the whole alphabet starting from accordion, banjo, cajon, drums, double bass and so forth. Hey guys! But uniformed cops stood by, smiling — for the maraud­ers were fellow cops, thousands of them”. Released August 19th, 1980 from the Back in Black album. I’m a bit boring; no strippers for me.”, This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 29, 2015, As New Yorkers, we reflect so much that is best about this great democracy, “Last Wednesday, an enormous mob surged out of control, menaced citizens, pushed through police lines onto city hall steps, and blocked traffic on Broadway and the Brooklyn Bridge. (Under Siege? But on the other hand we’ve had plenty of time to work on new videos etc. Log In. Steve N Seagulls take AC/DC, Metallica and Led Zeppelin to a barn dance and blow the doors off. So, a Finnish bluegrass hillbilly band walks into a bar….No, it’s not the beginning of a joke, it’s the start of an evening on Steve ‘N’ Seagulls’ first-ever U.S. tour. We’ve had to cancel or postpone about 100 gigs from 2020 so we’d love to be able to hit the road again and play the new songs live for everyone! By William Bastone, Jennifer Gonnerman, Michael Musto and Frank Owen. All rights reserved. The Dead South. Free shipping for orders over 30 €! Steve ‘n’ Seagulls Store “It’s a small town, so everybody who plays an instrument there eventually gets to meet each other.” The members were in various original bands — Remmell and two other current SNS members in a “grunge/garage” outfit — but SNS’s current style was birthed in 2011, before Remmell joined. Video by Jaakko Manninen Photography. On the other hand, as musicians, we really want to push ourselves to do all the music, the recordings, the arrangements best we can. Create New Account. Forgot account? It is simple but self-assured in its lyrics. A band from Finland that mingles somewhere between Bluegrass, Rock and Metal. Music. ©2017 Village Voice, LLC. It was an awesome process. Acoustic, punchy and delicate. Answering the questions is Remmel and I play guitar, mandolin balalaika and I also sing. We have more original material on this album than before. “We’re not a novelty, not a joke,” begins Remmell, in accented but otherwise excellent English. The pre-production was longer than before and we had plenty of original and re-arranged songs. Comprising of bumpkin beats, clodhopper chords, rural riffs and villager vocals, FARM MACHINE is the first ever Spinefarm release to feature barnyard boogie and lummox lullabies on the same album. Steve ‘N’ Seagulls are a part of a metal subsect inspired by heavy greats and inventive instrumentation. CD & Vinyl! Create New Account. Finland’s grass-rockers, Steve ‘n’ Seagulls, have a new single just out, continuing with their established pattern of performing bluegrass-themed covers of major rock ‘n’ roll hits.It’s hard to describe their vibe unless you see them live, but imagine a hard rock or heavy metal intensity on bluegrass instruments, played at high volume, before very appreciative crowds. Steve N’ Seagulls cover AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long” TOPICS: AC/DC cover Steve N' Seagulls You Shook Me All Night Long. We are Steve’n’Seagulls. It is a crazy song with lots of energy and feel to it. Steve’n’Seagulls channels Clarence Ashley’s House of The Rising Sun (1933) in their cover with the same haunting vocals that follow great folk musicians. Related Pages. While Steve ‘N’ Seagulls are thrilled with their first American tour and the reception they’ve gotten thus far, they’re also looking to 2016 and hope to begin a second album in February. Most importantly: thank you, rest of Steve 'n' Seagulls, bandmates who are much more than that. It was longer and the songs were a lot tighter arranged when heading to the studio than before. (Daver Karnosky/Daily Mining Gazette) Steve’n’Seagulls, on tour from Finland, live at the Rozsa Center last week. 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