Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Flatfield

The Flatfield is Helsinki, Finland based gothic-band formed in 2011. The project was started by vocalist Ville Gray  and guitarist Dr. J. Ravine who wrote the first songs for the embryo of the band.  From the very beginning, The Flatfield has sought to cherish the tradition of gothic/post-punk music and aesthetics. A few months later, bassist Juha and drummer Jaska joined the band. The line-up was complete and the band engaged in consolidating its musical idea. The band adopted the name The Flatfield, an obvious reference to Bauhaus-classic binding the band to the trajectory of the gothic scene. First demos were recorded in June 2012 and  a year later, in the summer of 2013 band went to studio to record their first full-lengt. The debut album 'Passionless' was released in May, 2014.  

The Flatfield also appears on the compilation Black Lips and Long Raincoats by Stupido Records, presenting Finnish gothic scene and  the gothic-death rock album Let’s Peter Out  by the Gothenburg based dark alternative label Peter Out Records. In March 2014 a synth-player Risto Juntunen joined the band enabling the vocalist Ville Gray to concentrate on vocals and performance in the  gloomiest manner. The Flatfield is a laconically-energetic live band and has played shows with two iconic Finnish gothic and post-punk bands Two Witches and Silent Scream. The band was invited to play as an opening act of the Lumous Gothic Festival XIV in July, 2014.