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. Especially popular was the band's version of "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC which received over 25 million views on YouTube. 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. Maybe we are getting better at studio work little by little. Which fellow innovative musicians do you take some of the biggest inspiration from? Steve'n'Seagulls. 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. Create New Account. Then there’s Hayseed Dixie, an American group (their moniker a linguistic play on AC/DC) who have been purveying “rock grass” since 2001. Above the Law?) Hoodies! CD & Vinyl! How did you find lockdown in terms of musical creativity? The Dead South. We are Steve’n’Seagulls. By William Bastone, Jennifer Gonnerman, Michael Musto and Frank Owen. 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 … But Steve ‘N’ Seagulls are none of the above. 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. Steve ‘N’ Seagulls are a part of a metal subsect inspired by heavy greats and inventive instrumentation. or. We do the right thing, we’ll be able to pull into the 21st century with some kind of program. We had more raw material to work with. On their last album, Brothers In Farms, the band hit … They are both great ways to spend time and have fun with music. Video by Jaakko Manninen Photography. Radio Rock. If you could summarise your sound in three words, what would they be? We spent about 4-5 weeks in the studio and the flow of work was better than ever. But as said, the workflow was really good this time. The band entered to the blaring sound of the Bonanza theme song. (Under Siege? “, 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. Log In. It’s a dramatized tale of a seemingly heartbroken drunken vagabond. A student of little else, Trump is an intuitive expert in popular fantasy, and he plays his American audience like a well-worn instrument. The Dead South. See more of Steve'n'Seagulls on Facebook. 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. We might still work on them, but we didn’t get them done for the first album; maybe for the second one. And that of course made it a bit different too. 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. Musician/Band. Steve ‘n’ Seagulls Store Feel-good Finnish band Steve’n’Seagulls took some time out of their chaotic schedule to answer some of the most pressing questions. Hello! or. Artist Biography by James Christopher Monger. “We all ended up in a town three and a half hours north of Helsinki, in Jyväskylä. 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! “The point is, we want to have fun, and [we want] our audience to have fun. Plenty. 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. Create New Account. What’s next for Steve ‘n’ Seagulls? ©2017 Village Voice, LLC. Finnish band called Steve'n'Seagulls plays Metallica's Seek And Destroy. Steve 'n' Seagulls is a Finnish country band, playing bluegrass versions of well-known hard rock and metal songs. 2CELLOS. Log In. Check out the official Steve ‘n’ Seagulls Merchandise Store 100% run by the band members. It was a little bit by an accident.”, It takes talent to rework a metal song in a winning hillbilly style, and the band has found that not every tune is suitable. Media/News Company. On the other hand, as musicians, we really want to push ourselves to do all the music, the recordings, the arrangements best we can. It for sure has taken some time to adjust the mindset to a new position. “We have gone there to work on songs and do some BBQ and have a few beers.” And the adorable shaggy miniature horse in many of these scenarios? I like all the bands that we cover on the first album. 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. Released August 19th, 1980 from the Back in Black album. Meet the band from the land of eternal darkness: Steve 'n' Seagulls! “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. New video series by Steve'n'Seagulls. His favorite has Seagal as an ex-CIA agent on a train that gets attacked. Was the process much different to your previous albums? 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. The Finnish band has grown a … ZZ Top. The Romans Tried to Save the Republic From Men Like Trump. Meet the band from the land of the eternal darkness: Steve 'N' Seagulls! 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. “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. It is simple but self-assured in its lyrics. Do you enjoy writing original material or covering songs more? ), 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. Forgot account? T-shirts! 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. Band. You’ve recently released your great new album ‘Another Miracle’, how did you find recording an 11 song album this time round? Sierra Hull. Music. 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. “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. 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. Steve ’n’ Seagulls, from left, Matias Haavisto, Janne Tuovinen, Tomi Tajakka, Juha Salonen and Viljam Hänninen. Our music is a combination of so many flavours that it’s quite hard to name just a few. 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. All rights reserved. (Daver Karnosky/Daily Mining Gazette) Steve’n’Seagulls, on tour from Finland, live at the Rozsa Center last week. 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. “We’re just excited to see the way that people live; is it actually so busy as it seems?” he wonders. Most importantly: thank you, rest of Steve 'n' Seagulls, bandmates who are much more than that. If you could pick only one song on the album to play forever, which would it be and why? Finnish band called Steve'n'Seagulls plays Metallica's Seek And Destroy. Log In. 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. I know you know. 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 … 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. Media/News Company. These guys basically raised the bar when it comes to cover versions. Performing Arts. Log In. or. Certainly not the hookers ‘n’ blow of previous generations of touring metal bands. They take the songs and make it their own – bluegrass style, of course. Robby Krieger. They ride again! Music. It is a crazy song with lots of energy and feel to it. Nightwish. Then…they asked me [to join], and since then [2013] we’ve been doing it this way. Two came to university, three to study music,” the singer says. That’s Benjamin. Not Now. Workin together with Finnish producer Timo Kämäräinen was a total treat. ... 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. 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. Answering the questions is Remmel and I play guitar, mandolin balalaika and I also sing. Find Steve'n'Seagulls tour dates and concerts in your city. The pre-production was longer than before and we had plenty of original and re-arranged songs. See more of Steve'n'Seagulls on Facebook. 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. “We’re not a novelty, not a joke,” begins Remmell, in accented but otherwise excellent English. Create New Account. We have more original material on this album than before. They Failed. Progressive bluegrass, or one might say newgrass, ambassadors of the north. Trump now takes office on the strength of his demagoguery. 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. 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. . 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. Copyright © 2020 | All Rights Reserved. House of The Rising Sun is an emotional song. https://www.ticketmaster.com/Steve-n-Seagulls-tickets/artist/2093576 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. To name few albums: Bizzarro with their album Luxardo, Antero Lindgren – Blood red (released in 2017 but a good album). Acoustic, punchy and delicate. 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. All items are delivered straight from the barn. 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. Walk Off The Earth. or. It was an awesome process. 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. youtu.be/d86t6Tv9OM0 Hey guys! Phonetically, it sounds like “Kipr Us Ray Dayla.”. We are very proud and happy with our new album. 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! But let’s try: Neil Young, David Bowie, Beach boys and Pantera. Well, there has been more time but it can and has been a bit uncomfortable too. (“I suppose some people who do not live in Scandinavia are sort of terrified of eating Santa Claus’s reindeer,” Remmell acknowledges. Caps! Remmell laughs a bit shamefacedly. Stay tuned and see who's our next guest! Steve N Seagulls took to the streets of SXSW to perform their rendition of Guns N' Roses' "Paradise City". 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. “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. Free shipping for orders over 30 €! See more of Steve'n'Seagulls on Facebook. The band's debu… read more We’re making some videos and rehearsing. Musician/Band. Hmm, a tough one. But uniformed cops stood by, smiling — for the maraud­ers were fellow cops, thousands of them”. Walk Off The Earth. 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”]. "When worlds collide, someone has to take the slide. It started to live its own life as a side project. Create New Account. Steve’n’Seagulls is a gift that keeps on giving. So what shenanigans might occur? Forgot account? There’s another Finnish, Metallica-inspired, cello-wielding outfit, Apocalyptica; there’s Steel Panther, a glam-metal parody band. Musician/Band. Related Pages. The basic studio days were quite the same as before. Oh, and they’re serious about it. See more of Steve'n'Seagulls on Facebook. 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. The band became known in the summer of 2014 with the publication of videos on YouTube. ", “It’s a make-it-or-break-it period for us. It was longer and the songs were a lot tighter arranged when heading to the studio than before. Really looking forward to being able to tour again. And make it their own – bluegrass style, of course made it a bit uncomfortable too t I! 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