Sandinos date for Finland trio, KXP

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Musical trio KXP, widely regarded as Finland’s finest export, will stop off in Sandinos Bar on Saturday, April 27, as special guests of local club night Beatnik Soul.

Currently touring the UK after the release of KXP II earlier this year, the band’s latest offering has been well received in the music press. Pitchfork said of it, “their music is incredibly rhythmic, their grooves-paranoid dark disco and motoric-deep,” and the band also had a featured article in January’s edition of Mojo magazine.

KXP II is full of rock and roll shamanism, glam-punk madness, grinding dance music, electronic motorhead techo and more than a bit of krautrock too.

The band comprises of frontman Timo Kaukolampi (electronics, vocals) plus Tuomo Puranen (bass, keyboards) and drummer Tomi Leppanen. Born from the ashes of two seminal Finnish groups, the band began with a manifesto. “KXP started after I wanted to stop playing in bands” says Timo, “It’s the antidote to normal bands. It’s an anti band.”

KXP will be joined on the night by The Dead Pheasants and Amanda Healy. As usual, Beatnik Soul DJs will be on hand to piece it all together. Doors open on April 27 at 9.30pm and admission will be £7. Don’t miss it.