Saimaa‘s new album Vol. 6 is to be released digitally on March 22, 2024 via the iconic Love Records label. CD and vinyl will be available on 24.5. The band will release the following album, Vol. 7, in the fall of 2024. The band’s album release tour will start in March with a sold-out gig in Hämeenlinna.

Saimaa, led by Matti Mikkola, is a special band that, driven by constant chugging, is reaching toward an endless euphoria of sound. This collective of top musicians’ adventures in music are liberated, grandiose, and wonderfully unconstrained. Through platinum albums sung by Pepe Willberg and Pyhimys, a Yle Sports Finland score, and a critically acclaimed cover album, the band has created a super spin on controlled prog, classic rock, funky entertainment, and classical, with the echoes of Finnish schlager.

Drawing unashamedly from the sounds and aesthetics of the 60s and 70s, Saimaa is at its best live, with numerous top musicians immersed in ecstatic interplay and turntablism dominated by exuberant telepathic forces.

The band’s main composers Matti Mikkola and Eppu Kosonen are master chefs of the Finnish music scene, having produced hits for JVG, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Paula Vesala, Kaija Koo, Juha Tapio, and Lauri Tähkä. However, Saimaa’s kitchen operates far from the laws and frameworks of pop music. It’s like being able to enjoy the delicacies of master chefs in their free time. The outstanding professionalism, experience, and joy of making create a wild, colorful, and surprising experience that will not be forgotten.

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    pe 21.07.23

    Eikan Pub, Järvenpää

    la 20.05.23

    Stoan aukio, Helsinki

    la 28.01.23

    Lutakko, Jyväskylä (Kickstart)

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