Friday, 8 April 2016

KORPIKLAANI release animated video for ‘A Man With A Plan'

Finnish Folk Favourites KORPIKLAANI are due to kick off their tour with MOONSORROW today, with the package arriving on UK shores on April 20th. In celebration of hitting the road, the band have launched an official video for the track, 'A Man With A Plan'. 
Check it out, here:

After releasing videos for the tracks 'Ämmänhauta' and 'Lempo', which wind tales of witches and folklore, KORPIKLAANI now present a parody of themselves and their life on the road. 'A Man With A Plan' unfolds the tale of drummer Matson’s ability to sleep while standing up after drinking all night - told via a visually stunning animation.

Guitarist Cane explains: 
"This song is about our life on the road, the fun side for what we are known for. The lyrics are again also about Matson's planning ahead for his 'good' nights."‎ 
The RMIT University in Australia approached the band with a request to create the video as part of their studies, which the band were happy to help with and be a part of. The team spent 13 weeks working on the project with producers Aaron McLoughlin and Simon Norton, resulting in a charming and hilarious fully animated video!

Speaking about the band's tour dates with their road companions MOONSORROW, Vocalist Jonne Järvelä stated: 
"I am so looking forward to our fellow FFMM brothers, who for us are the most respected band in this genre of ours. This is a perfect combination of Finnish music and culture." Fiddle player Tuomas adds: "Exactly, MOONSORROW bring the serious side of our culture and we bring in the balance by adding the festivity of midsummer nights."

20.04. UK London - Islington Academy
21.04. UK Manchester - Club Academy
22.04. IRL Dublin - Button Factory
23.04. UK Belfast - Limelight 2
24.04. UK Glasgow - Classic Grand
25.04. UK Leeds - Stylus
26.04. UK Birmingham - Academy 2
27.04. UK Bristol - The Fleece
28.04. UK Southampton - 1865