Big Wave Riders are one of the many excellent bands to emerge from Finland recently. With a sound that encompasses multiple genres of guitar-based rock and pop, with echo and other effects, surf rock touches and even dance rock, their 2012 LP, Life Less Ordinary, is a bold and self-confident announcement that the band is not to be ignored. And if you like fuzzed-out guitar, hazy vocals and rock anthem hooks, you'll love these guys.
Sample Life Less Ordinary with the infectious opening track --
A group this competent, and this willing to follow their own muse, seems to me to be well positioned for success in a music world in which tastes are fickle. And as an opening statement, Life Less Ordinary can only be regarded as a triumph.
Big Wave Riders are Teppo (vocals/guitar), Aleksi (bass/backing vocals), Anssi (guitar/backing vocals/keys), Pete (drums), and Lauri (sax/synth/guitar). The band was founded in 2010, and issued an EP in 2011. Their music is released on Finnish label Soliti.
Artist's webpage at Soliti Music