YUP

 

YUP

YUP and Ilosaarirock Festival are like an old married couple, but in a good way. They're still on speaking terms and have remained visibly affectionate towards each other. Though YUP must be one of the bands with the greatest number of Ilosaarirock Festival gigs under their belts, that's simply because all through their almost 20-year career they have constantly remained so interesting. From wildly impulsive prog rock and multi-parted opuses they have gone all the way to radio-friendly hit songs and the vocalist Jarkko Martikainen's solo albums and poem and short story collections, but with their new album due in May, all we can expect is something unexpected again. Certainly one of the most singular bands in Finland, this alternative veteran has always got aces up its sleeve – and a knife hidden in its walking stick.

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