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Helene Vetik

helene@taevas.ee

Antonina

Where: Mustpeade Maja - Odessa Pop presents
When: 26.03.2010
Time: 21:30

Antonina is a trio of straightforward, charming and slightly Japanese synth-pop, which is achieved with the help of a computer, some keyboards, a guitar and voice. After being a bedroom project of the singer/songwriter Helene Vetik for nearly ten years, Antonina grew into a trio in 2009 and debuted live in November as a warm-up for the amazing New York duo Hecuba at an Odessa Pop club event. Their debut gig was a big success, also charming the night's headliners. Although Antonina are overly "pop-sweet", they have refrained from giving too many concerts or touring, yet - for the fear of over-exploiting themselves. A few live performances so far have been extremely successful, winning them a lot of new fans. In February Antonina presented their first promo single and a video for the song "Pakike" (Estonian for "Teabag").

 

Antonina teeb arvuti, süntesaatori ja kitarriga otsekohest, šarmantset ja kergelt jaapanipärast poppi. Laulja ja lugudekirjutaja Helene Vetik on kirjutanud lugusid juba kümme aastat, neid hooti elektrooniliste abivahenditega salvestanud ja harvem kitarri saatel esitanud. Antonina kasvas magamistoaprojektist kolmeliikmeliseks bändiks 2009. a. sügisel. Esimene ametlik ülesastumine triona oli eelmise aasta novembris Mustpeade Majas toimunud Odessa Popil, kus soendati menukalt New Yorgi duot Hecuba. Lisaks Helenele kuuluvad ansamblisse süntesaatorimängija Andres Nõlvak ning kitarrist Mihkel Masso. Vaatamata lühikesele tegutsemisajale ja vähesele arvule kontsertidele on Antonina juba võitnud rohkelt austajaid. 2010. a. veebruaris esitles ansambel esimest promosinglit ja videot loole "Pakike".