EKTRO RECORDS sets August 30th as the international release date for Räjäyttäjät’s debut album,Awopbopaloopop Alopbam RÄJÄ! Cover and tracklisting follow further below.
Räjäyttäjät are a rock trio from Jytäskylä, Finland. Some in the Finnish music press think they could be the saviours of rock ‘n’ roll. Whether they are or not is anyone’s guess. But never mind the umlauts, Räjäyttäjät means the ‘Detonators’…and they are more likely to explode everything they touch.
In two years, they have gone from an audience of six, and self-released cassettes, to playing big festivals and their first officially released album: Awopbopaloopop Alopbam RÄJÄ! on EKTRO RECORDS. The vinyl version will be released by the band’s own label Räjä Records with a little help from Rock’N’Roll Bullshit Records. The US version of the vinyl will be available on Bat Shit Records.
With Rock Siltanen on bass, Villisika on guitar, and Baddad Reed on drums, the original rhythm ‘n’ blues plans for the group were swept away in a manic orgy of blood, sweat, and rock ‘n’ roll. In Finland, we have come to call this music Räjä ‘n’ roll.
You might hear some Stooges, MC5, and classic garage stuff in there, along with Faust, Dr. Feelgood, ZZ Top, and the odd surprise attack of The Fall. Another big influence comes from ’80s northern rock bands like Radiopuhelimet and Jolly Jumpers, but mostly they are influenced by a Finnish form of rock from the ’70s called Jytä, and bands like Sleepy Sleepers, Popeda, and last but especially not least, the Hurriganes.
This record is Räjä ‘n’ roll. Explanations explode before you can describe this, and don’t worry if you don’t understand what the lyrics are about: they’re all nonsense, just like the greatest rock songs! TUTTI FRUTTI & RÄJÄLUJA!
Tracklisting for Räjäyttäjät’s Awopbopaloopop Alopbam RÄJÄ!
1. Räjä & Roll All Night Long
2. Ei Hauskaa
3. Mitä Tapahtuu
5. Kuka Ajaa
6. Hirveetä Rapaa
7. Me Räjäytetään
8. Älä Mee Sekoileen
9. Kaljaa Koneeseen
10. Aamupalalle Pommiin
11. Fuck On
12. Löysää Paskaa