NEWS blog

Wednesday
25 April 2012

Äsja uue singli „Get Out of Town“ üllitanud Sibyl Vane valmistub salvestama debüütalbumit ja on sihid seadnud piiri taha.



Mullu üle-eestilise konkursi „Noortebänd 2011“ võitnud kolmeliikmeline bänd Sibyl Vane avaldas täna veebis oma teise singli „Get Out of Town“. Pala on salvestatud möödunud aasta lõpus Eesti Raadio stuudios ja tegemist oli Raadio 2 poolt välja pandud eriauhinnaga, mille bänd samalt konkursilt lisaks peapreemiale koju tõi.

Peale parima noortebändi tiitlivõitu on varem avalikkusele tundmatu Sibyl Vane tõeliselt tuule tiibadesse saanud. „Peale konkursivõitu on bändi esinemistegraafik muutunud uskumatult tihedaks. Oleme saanud palju pakkumisi ja praktiliselt igal nädalavahetusel kuskil Eestis andnud 2-3 kontserti. Korra oleme käinud ka Riias ja kahel korral astunud üles televisioonis,“ selgitab bändi bassist Heiko Leesment, kes ühtlasi ka bändi asjaajamisi kureerib.

 

Sibyl Vane astus märtsi lõpus üles teiste kollektiivide seas ka Tallinn Music Week´il, kus nende esinemiskohaks oli Hoovi klubi Rada7.ee showcase´il. Teiste seas oli bändi kuulama tulnud ka Läti plaadifirma I Love You Records delegatsioon. Peale Tallinn Music Week´i sõlmiski bänd I Love You Recordsiga plaadistamislepingu, mille tulemusel peaks debüütalbum ilmuma juba sellel sügisel.

„Ülesastumine Tallinn Music Week´il ja selle tulemusena sündinud plaadileping on see, mille nimel juba pikka aega oleme tööd teinud. Selle juures ei saa mainimata jätta, et I Love You Records on eelmisel aastal ilmutanud ka hetkel Eesti edukaimaansambli Ewert and the Two Dragons albumi. See koostöö on meie jaoks väga oluline ja suur asi,“ kirjeldab oma emotsioone bändi laulev kitarrist Helena Randlaht.

„Kui kevadel Sibyl Vane´i Riias asuvasse I Love You baari mängima kutsusin, eiteadnud ma neist palju. Bändi olid mulle soovitanud sõbrad Eestist ja olin näinud nende ühte videot Youtube´is. Pärast nende esinemist olin kindel, et peame nendega koostööd jätkama. Energia ja see, kuidas nende muusikas põimuvad klassikaline rokk värskete kõladega, üllatasid mind positiivses mõttes ja me pakkusime neile esinemisvõimaluse I Love You laval Positivuse festivalil Lätis. Hiljem läksime Sibyl Vane´i kuulama Tallinn Music Week´ile ja pärast seda polnud meil nende suhtes enam kahtlust,“ kirjeldab Bruno Roze I Love You Recordsist seda, kuidas jõuti koostööni ja sõlmiti plaadileping noore Eesti bändiga.

Sibyl Vane astub sel suvel üles koguni kahel Läti suurimal muusikafestivalil – Positivus ja Summer Sound.

 

Kuula ja lae lugu alla:

http://www.reverbnation.com/sibylvane

http://soundcloud.com/sibylvaneband



Tuesday
24 April 2012

The winner of Tallinn Music Week 2012 Skype award is Talbot

 

The Tallinn Music Week’s annual Skype Award goes to an experimental doom-metal duo Talbot – a band which has been a true champion of the DIY philosophy in the Estonian music scene by having toured across Europe and the Balkans and playing in clubs around Russia, Ukraine, Australia and Japan. The prestigious title Skype’s Go Change the World Award that is being given out for the fourth time includes a support sum of €3500 by TMW’s main sponsor and partner Skype.

“Talbot stands out as a whole. Everything rocks in one rhythm – their music, website, social marketing, touring activities and live concerts all reflect that this band is taking it seriously and has what it takes to fight their way towards bigger audiences and larger stages around the world. Just as we like it,“ says Tiit Paananen, head of Skype Estonia.

Skype's Go Change The World Award winner was chosen by a joint vote of festival’s music industry delegates, international media, Estonian music fans and Skype Estonia’s team. Runner-ups according to the delegates’ vote were Estonian Voices, Paabel, Mart Avi and Väljasõit rohelisse.


Talbot, formed byMagnus Andre and Jarmo Nuutre in 2008, describe themselves as the duo of doom – “Slow and crushing riffs melting together with brickle icicle vibrations like there is no tomorrow.”  John Rogers(Brainlove, Projekta) commented in The Line Of Best Fit: „Back at Von Krahl, Talbot has whipped up a thunderous sound. The drum kit took up half the stage, behind them sitting heavily tattooed, utterly solid percussionist Jarmo Nuutre, who beat his instruments within an inch of their lives with pummelling brutality and an almost balletic grace. Distorted bass lines form their blunt, powerful tunes, and a dual vocal played a melodic rock vocal off against Nuutre’s guttural doom-metal roar. Talbot marry bone-crunching force with dextrous musicality.“
 

In 2010 Talbot was nominated for the „Metal artist of the year“ title at Estonian Music Awards. The band has released an EP „Tundra“ (2008) and a well-received album EOS (2010). The duo is currently playing in clubs and festivals in Estonia and abroad and is also recording their next album.

 

„The key question is what you want to do. If you want to make a band, it’s simple - just do it and don’t let anything hinder you. For us the first tour was an eye-opener: at one point you realize there are no limits. Want to go on tour – go. Want to play in Japan – look for a contact, find a possibility and go. When you go next time, more people will want to see you. Everyone sets one’s own limits. It’s a matter of choice,“ Jarmo Nuutre explains the brave choices of Talbot. Although the news of the award is still sinking in, the band’s first plan is to invest the prize money into sound equipment that needs some refreshing after the extensive adventurous tours.


Tallinn Music Week 2011 Skype award winner was Ewert and the Two Dragons, in 2010 Iiris and in 2009 Popidiot.

Tallinn Music Week 2013 dates will be announced in a few weeks.


TMW delegates about Talbot:


Mikko Meriläinen (Soundi):
„Simply amazing. International quality, unique and very charismatic live band!“

Edgars Abolins (Meteor Agency):
„Great to see the band getting stronger and stronger. I was pleasantly surprised about their quality, sound and power on stage.“

 

Janne Flinkkilä(freelance music journalist):
„For me Talbot was the definite highlight of TMW, blew my mind (and ears).“

Juuso Vermasheinä (Flockified):
„Talbot was awesome. Besides the guys looked exactly like the kind of guys who drink beer in the shower. Which is awesome.“
 

John Rogers(Brainlove, Projekta), in magazine The Line Of Best Fit:
„Back at Von Krahl, Talbot has whipped up a thunderous sound. The drum kit took up half the stage, behind them sitting heavily tattooed, utterly solid percussionist Jarmo Nuutre, who beat his instruments within an inch of their lives with pummelling brutality and an almost balletic grace. Distorted bass lines form their blunt, powerful tunes, and a dual vocal played a melodic rock vocal off against Nuutre’s guttural doom-metal roar. Talbot marry bone-crunching force with dextrous musicality.“
http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/2012/04/talinn-music-week/


Photos:

Talbot  at Tallinn Music Week:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tallinnmusicweek/tags/talbot/

Promo photo:
http://www.talbot-music.com/pildid/photos/Talbot_promo_by_Mae_Marks.jpg

Tallinn Music Week photo bank has pictures of the conference, social activities and concerts:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tallinnmusicweek/sets/

(please quote the author’s name when publishing)

Tallinn Music Week 2012 in numbers:
27 stages
183 artists from 13 countries
150 artists from Estonia
11 200 festival visitors
589 delegates, of whom 283 from Estonia
306 international delegates
61 549 unique hits on the website from 110 countries

www.tallinnmusicweek.ee
www.facebook.com/tallinnmusicweek
http://www.talbot-music.com

Monday
23 April 2012

Tallinn Music Week 2012 Skype’i auhinna võitis Talbot

 

Tallinn Music Weeki peatoetaja Skype’i poolt neljandat aastat välja antava auhinna võitjaks valiti sel korral Talbot – bänd, kellel on lisaks kodumaistele kontsertidele tänaseks selja taga juba kaks Euroopa tuuri, eraldi Ida-Euroopa tuur, lisaks kontsertreisid Venemaal ja Ukrainas, Balkanimaades, Austraalias ning Jaapanis. Koos maineka tiitliga Skype’s Go Change the World Award kaasneb bändile ka €3500 suurune rahaline preemia.


"Talbot tõuseb esile kui tervik. Nende puhul rokib kõik ühes rütmis - muusika on vinge, veebileht tasemel ning sotsiaalse turunduse pool läbimõeldud. Bänd vaatab selgelt tulevikku ning on aktiivne esineja kogu maailmas. Just nii, nagu meile meeldib," ütles Skype Eesti juht, Tiit Paananen.

Skype’i maailmavallutuse auhinna ehk Skype's Go Change The World Award võitja selgitati välja festivali delegaatide, välispressi, Skype’i töötajate ja Eesti publiku ühisel valikul. Talboti järel pälvisid Tallinn Music Weeki delegaatidelt enim Skype’i auhinna nominatsioone veel
Estonian Voices, Paabel, Mart Avi ning Väljasõit rohelisse. Publikuhääletuse võitis sel aastal Anne & Stiil ajakirja lugejate ja toimetuse poolt festivali stiilseimaks artistiks valitud Tenfold Rabbit, seejärel Epordwerk, Elephants From Neptune, August Hunt ja muidugi Talbot.

Magnus Andre ja Jarmo Nuutre 2008. aastal loodud Talbot vajutab müraselt raske, ent jäiste kaunistustega ehitud psühhedeelse pitseri kuulaja meeltele. Eesti Muusikaauhinnad 2010 "Aasta Metalartisti" nominendiks valitud bänd on oma lühikese tegutsemisaja jooksul avaldanud EP "Tundra" (2008) ja kuulajate ning kriitikute poolt väga hästi vastu võetud albumi "EOS" (2010). Käesoleval aastal esineb duo klubides ja festivalidel nii Eestis kui välismaal ja tegeleb ka oma järgmise albumi lindistamisega.

Küsimus on vaid selles, mida sa teha tahad. Kui tahad bändi teha, siis ongi see täpselt nii lihtne, et teed ja ei lase millelgi ennast takistada. Meil avanesid selles osas silmad peale esimest tuuri - lihtsalt saad ühel hetkel aru, et mitte mingit piiri ei ole. Tahad minna tuurile - lähed. Tahad esineda Jaapanis - otsid kontakti ja leiad kuidagi võimaluse ja lähed. Järgmine kord lähed, siis tahab sind seal juba rohkem inimesi näha. On meilgi olnud neid viie ja kümne inimesega kontserte - aga kui need viis inimest on tulnud sinu pärast, siis on kõik väga kihvt! Piirid on igaühe enese määrata. Küsimus on valikus,“ seletab bändi julgeid valikuid Jarmo Nuutre. Kuigi uudis Skype auhinna võidust on bändi jaoks alles värske, on esialgne plaan auhinnaraha investeerida tuuritamise käigus amortiseerunud helitehnika uuendamisse.

Tallinn Music Week 2009 Skype auhinna võitjaks oli Popidiot, 2010. aastal Iiris ja 2011. aastal Ewert and the Two Dragons.

Tallinn Music Week 2013 kuupäevad selguvad lähinädalatel.

TMW delegaadid Talbotist:

Mikko Meriläinen (Soundi):
„Lihtsalt hämmastav. Rahvusvaheline kvaliteet, ainulaadne ja väga karismaatiline kontsertbänd.“

Edgars Abolins (Meteor Agency):
„Tore on näha bändi kasvamas järjest tugevamaks ja tugevamaks. Olin meeldivalt üllatunud nende esinemise kvaliteedi, heli ja võimuse üle.“

Maria Mölder (Eesti Heliloojate Liit):
„Omaette tase, ilus ja raputav, sh on ka kõikvõimalikud ekspordikriteeriumid täidetud.“

Janne Flinkkilä (freelance music journalist):
„Minu jaoks oli Talbot kindlasti Tallinn Music Weeki kõrghetk.“

Juuso Vermasheinä (Flockified):
Talbot oli võrratu. Pealegi näevad need tüübid välja, nagu nad jooks dushi all käies õlut. Mis on omakorda võrratu.“

John Rogers (Brainlove, Projekta), muusikaajakirjas The Line Of Best Fit:
„Back at Von Krahl, Talbot are whipped up a thunderous sound. The drum kit took up half the stage, behind them sitting heavily tattoed, utterly solid percussionist Jarmo Nuutre, who beat his instruments within an inch of their lives with pummelling brutality and an almost balletic grace. Distorted basslines form their blunt, powerful tunes, and a dual vocal played a melodic rock vocal off against Nuutre’s guttural doom-metal roar. Talbot marry bone-crunching force with dextrous musicality.“
http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/2012/04/talinn-music-week/

PILDID:

Talbot Tallinn Music Weekil:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tallinnmusicweek/tags/talbot/

Promofoto:
http://www.talbot-music.com/pildid/photos/Talbot_promo_by_Mae_Marks.jpg

Tallinn Music Week fotomaterjal, mis sisaldab nii konverentsi, sotsiaalseid üritusi kui kontserte:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tallinnmusicweek/sets/

(kasutades pilte meedias, palume lisada fotograafi nimi)

Tallinn Music Week 2012 numbrites:
27 lava

183 artisti 13 riigist
150 artisti Eestist
11 200 festivalikülastajat
589 delegaati, kellest 283 Eestist
306 välisdelegaati
61 549 unikaalset kodulehekülastust 110 riigist

www.tallinnmusicweek.ee
www.facebook.com/tallinnmusicweek
http://www.talbot-music.com

Wednesday
18 April 2012

Kreatiivmootor will play at the 16th Sergey Kuryokhin International Festival (SKIF) in St Petersburg


Photo: Aron Urb
 

The frenzied art-kraut-techno-improv ensemble Kreatiivmootor will play at the 16th Sergey Kuryokhin International Festival (SKIF) to be held in St Petersburg, Russia on May 18-19.

"Estonia’s paced up experimentalist’s Kreatiivmootor, back on their own turf after a year-round trip of European showcases following an excellent show at last year’s TMW, again delivered a fully cranked up and frenetic live performance deserved of their hot ticket status." (AP Childs, Shout4Music 2012)"Few bands can keep speed with the vast imagination of Japanese rhythmic-noise collective Boredoms, but this is one of them. Kreatiivmootor are lightning in a bottle – teeming with energy, truly unique and utterly special." (John Brainlove, The Line Of Best Fit 2012)

http://www.facebook.com/events/347862288566730/
http://www.facebook.com/kreatiivmootor

Thursday
12 April 2012

Vali oma lemmik Tallinn Music Weekil esinenud Eesti artist Skype’i auhinna võitjaks!

 

 

Täna, 12. aprillil avame TMW kodulehel hääletuse mainekale Skype’s Go Change the World Award tiitlile. See on auhind, mille võitja valivad Tallinn Music Week delegaadid ja välispress koos Skype’i meeskonna ja publikuga. Auhinna vääriline artist peab omama värskeid ideid ja uuenduslikku DNA-d. Artist peab olema originaalne, silmapaistev ja ka piisavalt professionaalne, et lüüa läbi rahvusvahelisel areenil. Skype’i auhind pannakse välja konkreetse eesmärgiga – pakkuda võitnud bändile võimalust oma karjääri heaks midagi vajalikku korda saata. Maineka tiitliga kaasneb rahaline auhind summas €3500. 
 
Hääletada saab valides rippmenüüst oma favoriidi nime ning vajutades nuppu „cast your vote“, hääletus toimub siin: http://www.tmw.ee/skypeaward_2012.php
 
Tallinn Music Week 2009 Skype auhinna võitjaks oli Popidiot, 2010. aastal Iiris ja 2011. aastal Ewert and the Two Dragons.
 
Hääletus kestab kuni 16. aprillini kell 12:00. 
 
Fotod festivalist:
 
Lisainfo:
info@tallinnmusicweek.ee
www.tmw.ee

Tuesday
10 April 2012

Tallinn Music Week 2012 was a success!


 

The annual showcase festival and music industry conference Tallinn Music Week took place for the fourth time and this year presented a record number of promising artists from 13 countries. The 183 bands and artists performing on 27 festival stages gathered 11 200 visitors. The festival’s conference programme was attended by 589 local and international delegates.

The conference opening hosted a welcome speech by the President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who revealed an extensive knowledge of rock music, citing Neil Young and PJ Harveyandalso touched upon the connection of rock’n’roll to democracy and freedom of speech, pointing out the recent arrests of the members of a Russian punk band Pussy Riot. The speech can be viewed in full: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyMN3hmcoHE

For the first conference panel Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdottir presented the strategy and goals for Nordic Music Export offices (NOMEX), followed by discussion on trends in European music exports. TMW conference also covered topics like copyright, models of music entrepreneurship, the role of a manager, career opportunities of classical music artists and hosted a pitching session for innovative music products and services of Garage48 Tallinn Music. Celebrity interviews with two music industry legends, the prolific artist manager Edward Bicknelland Russian cultural figure Artemyi "Artjom" Troitsky both inspired and entertained the audience.

589 music entrepreneurs and representatives of music organizations took part of the conference as delegates, among them 306 from abroad and 283 from Estonia. 108 delegates were present from Finland, 46 delegates from Latvia, 34 from UK, 27 from Germany and 19 from Russia.

“We are happy to see that TMW has now a solid place at the annual calendars for our region’s music industry key players and organizations. If we manage to boost up the artist and knowledge exchange between the neighbouring countries by making it possible for the right people to meet each other, we have already succeeded, simultaneously providing a gateway into the market for the whole Europe and the world. Just five years ago it was quite rare to see an Estonian band play in Finland or Latvia and as rare to see any Latvian bands play in Estonia. Things have changed significantly and suddenly the whole region is a bigger and more open market place for new talent, “ comments the head organizer of TMW, Helen Sildna.

Meanwhile, right after TMW, European Talent Exchange Programme released a statement, saying Estonia’s Ewert and the Two Dragons are doing best out of this year’s ETEP program following Eurosonic 2012 and the band have been confirmed to play at festivals in Finland, Sweden, Belgium, France and Lithuania.  Ewert and the Two Dragons were in fact the Skype Award winners of TMW 2011 and within a year their career has taken them to festivals across Europe together with their first tour in North America.

The Skype Award winner 2012 will soon be announced and the prize of 3500 EUR will go to an artist with the most international potential as selected amongst TMW delegates.

During the 4 years of TMW a lot has happened to the music industry of Estonia: in 2010 an industry’s platform organization Estonian Music Development Centre was established, in 2010 the first master-class of Estonian music entrepreneurs kicked off, in 2011 the organization together with TMW got the first solid 2-year funding for developing export activities through Enterprise Estonia (EAS). “TMW has a key role in shaping the Estonian music export strategy and the festival is an important partner for the government when developing the best support measures that would help musicians to reach international markets,“ comments the undersecretary for fine arts at the ministry of culture Ragnar Siil.

 

Dates for Tallinn Music Week 2013 will soon be announced.

 

www.tmw.ee

www.facebook.com/tallinnmusicweek

Photos for media use: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tallinnmusicweek/sets/

 

TMW statistics:

 

2012:

27 stages

183 artists from 13 countries

150 artists from Estonia

11 200 festival visitors

589 delegates, 283 from Estonia

306 international delegates

61 549 unique hits on the website from 110 countries

 

2011:

16 stages

147 artists from 10 countries

123 artists from Estonia

7600 festival visitors

423 delegates, 229 from Estonia

194 international delegates

52 483 unique hits on the website from 88 countries

 

The Guardian, Helienne Lindvall: “Tallinn Music Week suggested the Baltic States would be the next region to burst on to the European music scene. It was clear right from the start that last week's TallinnMusicWeekwas not your ordinary music festival – and Estonia not your average country. The Estonian president, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, opened the festivities by reminiscing about his days at CBGBsin New York, mentioning Neil Young, quoting lyrics from PJ Harvey's Let England Shake, and touching on the perils of being an outspoken musician when the country was part of the Soviet Union.”

 

Loud and Quiet, Andrew Childs: "Over the weekend, Tallinn Music Week (TMW) experienced a significant rise in music executive types who would normally associate themselves with the larger and more established showcase conferences, like SXSW, CMJ and our own Great Escape. Considering the event’s previous success stories, which include local folk-pop act Ewert & The Two Dragons, who have recently started to make waves in the British music media and across central Europe, it is abundantly clear why UK-based music execs have wised up to the delights the picturesque Estonian capital has to offer.”

 

Jonas Holst, A&R, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia:“Without the efforts from Tallinn Music Week, the focus on Estonian music would be a lot less. To make the artist/bands/labels/manager easy to access is very valuable for international music industry. You build relationships and continue to work with them over a long period of time thanks to TMW. Nothing is instant and these long and steady relations are fantastic when they work, and they do thanks to the various platforms and opportunities built by Tallinn Music Week. The goodwill and visibility of Estonian music and artists has TMW a lot to thank for. I’m not sure there is an equivalent anywhere in the world, to access almost everything and everyone in Estonia at once.”

 

Adam Harper, the Wire Magazine: “Tallinn Music Week has proven that a country as small as Estonia punches well above its weight in terms of musical talent. The degree of technical ability and polish shown, across many different genres, both live and on record, was very impressive. What's more, Tallinn's musical community is warm, well informed and enthusiastic. In particular, I was amazed at the address given by President Ilves, which proved indicative of the passion and connoisseur-ship I was to encounter in the following days - such ardent and detailed insight into the relation between music and politics barely exists in the UK's Houses of Parliament or even many of its arts-supporting institutions. TMW was a thought-provoking window on music-making culture not just in and around Estonia, but as regards the rest of the world too."

 

Ville Kipeläinen, Fullsteam Agency: “After 4 years, Tallinn Music Week is already among the top 5 showcase festivals in the world, which is an amazing accomplishment in itself. Secondly, the Estonian music scene has leapfrogged past most European countries as one of the most exciting sources of emerging talent. Tallinn Music Week is a productive and enjoyable event that just keeps getting better and better."

 

Jonas Sjöström, Playground Music Scandinavia: “Tallinn Music Week combines the chance to see a lot of interesting local bands at great venues and meet professionals colleagues from all over Europe in a very relaxed atmosphere. The old town in Tallinn provides a fantastic background for the emerging Baltic music industry to meet with the European industry. Playground will be back!”

 

Sine Tofte Hannibal, Nordlichter Biennale 2012 Berlin: “The programme really showed the variety of genres constituting the Estonian music scene and the ebullient pool of talent, and it definitely makes sense to mix the genres since I as a foreigner gain a much wider and distinctive insight into the music scene and shows all the interesting things going on cross genre. The highlight for me was definitely the Estonian Music Days show case, which was very well planned with a great programme of concerts suiting the venue very well and composers and ensembles of a high standard, a very good form with concerts alternating two rooms and a really good atmosphere. Furthermore, I really enjoyed the concerts at Theatre No99, which presented bands also of a really high standard, playing a playful, appealing and joyful music that to me - meant as something very positive - represented something more Estonian and unique than international and therefore made a great impression.”

 

Ilya Bortnuk, Light Music (RUS): “I think that TMW growing up and developing appreciably, the varity of the delegates from the different countries is growing up as well. Moreover I can say that TWW was a real meeting point between Russia and Baltics this year. Estonian music scene is developing remarkably - there are a lot of interesting musicians in different genres. I would like to note such artists as Legshaker, Mimicry, Tiit Kikas, Mart Avi.”

 

***

Tallinn Music Week thanks our partners and supporters:

Nordic Hotel Forum, Skype, LHV Bank, Kultuurikatel, Tuborg Music, VW Beetle, Estonian Air, Tallink, Hansabuss, Eventech, RGB, 360 Event Service, ERR, Postimees, Anne & Stiil, Viru Keskus, Apollo bookshop, Rada7, Garage48, Velvet, Ministry of Culture, Estonian Cultural Endowment, Tallinn Heritage Board, Tallinn Enterprise Department, EAS, Embassy of USA, British Council, EAÜ and Estonian Music Export. TMW conference took place in cooperation with Estonian Music Development Centre, TMW designs are created by AKU Collective.

lost in music