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March 2024

Finnish label Ainoa Productions has released the 4th Forwardman album "Stranded Future Soho Fugitive" as a vinyl 9.2.2024. The LP is available from record stores in Finland. You can order the LP via Record shop X https://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/forwardman/stranded_future_soho_fugitive/#895414 they ship worldwide! For now, the album is available on vinyl only, a digital release will follow in May 2024. 

9.2.2024 I visited ROLL FM radio station. I had the pleasure to talk to Jukka Hampunen in his show “Lifetime Rocker” about showgirls, strippers, Slippery-Nick and other things connected to my new record. You can listen to this interview via mixcloud, it's in Finnish though. https://www.mixcloud.com/RollFM/lifetime-rocker-vieraana-forwardman-09022024/

“Voimapopin viikari vakuttaa” toteaa Juha Seitz Ilkka-Pohjalainen lehden arviossaan uudesta albumista, ja lisää "Teema-albumi valottaa kiehtovalla tavalla katuelämän kiihkeyttä". https://ilkkapohjalainen.fi/ (linkki ei vie suoraan arvioon). 

Retrokkiblogin mukaan uudet laulut ovat "rosoista katujen musiikkia, eivät kevyttä pintaliitoa" ja sisältävät elementtejä joka "sirottelee teksteihin ja sävellyksiinkin taikapölyä". https://retrokkiblog.wordpress.com/2024/02/05/forwardman-stranded-future-soho-fugitive-2024/?fbclid=IwAR2OyuUGRzm2xIp_X0r2ErNz6o8XYXwmW4YTPcOOppfFTUfItA7OnXuX-EA 

"whatever did this to him, also made him and the boys make the most fabulous music" Charles Connolly reviews the new single “Soho Fugitive” and predicts a "humdinger of a record". https://www.newartistspotlight.org/post/this-week-soho-fugitive-forwardman?fbclid=IwAR1421EP59OjTdUaAnAhJOVbp96YvvaykNs_SBkUSviIDH3ZvpGl4IpGgtU

Also David Bentley of Nordic Music Central recognizes “real talent” in his "Soho Fugitive" review. https://www.nordicmusiccentral.com/forwardman-finland-soho-fugitive-single-track-from-forthcoming-album/ 

Second digital single “Soho Fugitive” from the upcoming album was released on spotify 10.1.2024. Listen here https://open.spotify.com/track/2tQWIXidCtuLYwhd22YcRL?si=74c3fe8cd01548fe

First digital single "Director's Lodge" from the upcoming album was released on spotify 22.11.2023. Listen here https://open.spotify.com/track/4I8wtqAZjCboFD5OZjaaJg?si=feb43b70c3ab4c65

The new album follows “The Brass Bandit Transaction”, also released on vinyl by Ainoa in 2022. The LP is still avaible via Record Shop X. The 10-song powerpop album is also out on digital platforms incl. Spotify, iTunes and Bandcamp. The biggest Finnish music magazine Soundi reviewed “The Brass Bandit Transaction” in a positive manner and gave it 3/5 stars.

Rosoista katujen musiikkia, ei kevyttä pintaliitoa” - Retrokkiblogi

Retrokkiblogi

Voimapopin viikari vakuuttaa” - Ilkka-Pohjalainen

Ilkka-Pohjalainen

Humdinger of a record”

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