Tuesday, September 1, 2020


RULES is synth pop band, and it is very, very good synth pop band. But you don't even have to be a fan of the genre to appreciate the beauty and craft of their new self-titled album. The vocals are sublime, and the melodies sound like favorite songs from the '80s you have been trying to remember but find they are just beyond your memory. The lyrical content is literary and absorbing, and the production is sublimely layered. It is no surprise that all of this makes this set of songs a perfect debut. Based on our experience the last few weeks, you won't want to stop playing RULES.

RULES are Iiti Yli-Harja (lead vocals/synth), Sarra Keppola (synth/guitar/backing vocals), and Oskari Halsti (drums/guitar/backing vocals). The album is out now via Helsinki's Soliti Music.

Bandcamp for album
Soliti Music


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