Ainoa Productions Oy has released the 4th Forwardman album "Stranded Future Soho Fugitive" as a vinyl LP on 9.2.2024. Helsinki based Forwardman, created by singer-songwriter Sakari Viittala has roots and background in London, UK. Read more in the full BIO. Press photos HERE. The 8-song album will be digitally released in the early days of May 2024.

2nd digital single "Soho Fugitive" from the upcoming album was released on spotify 10.1.2024. Listen here

First digital single from the upcoming album titled  "Director's Lodge" was released on spotify 22.11.2023. Listen here

Feel free to request a physical copy (Promo-CD can be sent to media outlets) for your review, feel not embarrassed by your craving for material things :) 


Album cover (download for media use)

Album Info:


RELEASE DATE VINYL LP 9.2.2024 / DIGITAL later in the spring of 2024

1. Soho Fugitive
2. Street Politics
3. Director's Lodge 
4. Stranded Future
5. Working In The Gangland
6. Sidetracks
7. Rock Bottom
8. Loose Ends 

All songs written by Sakari Viittala

Performed by:

Sakari Viittala – Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Backing Vocals

Jussi Hietala – Bass, Electric Guitars, Percussion, Additional keyboards

Sampsa Väätäinen – Drums

Antti Pouta – Keyboards

Olavi Töyli – Saxophone & Clarinet

Annaliina Omwami - Backing Vocals

Mika Juusela - Backing Vocals

Produced Sakari Viittala & Jussi Hietala

Music arranged by Sakari Viittala & Jussi Hietala 

Recorded in various locations in Helsinki, Finland

Engineered by Henri Ohvo, Jussi Hietala & Sakari Viittala

Mixed by Henri Ohvo, Sakari Viittala & Jussi Hietala

Mastered by Pauli Saastamoinen