Hello! Welcome to IDEOMOTOR’s EPK.
“Cylic basslines and epic quivering vocals… it’s cinematic, with vivid samples and glitchy chirrups offering an abrasiveness to their slick pop tendencies that erupt in the chorus” – The Line of Best Fit – “Amplified” Premiere
IDEOMOTOR is an Indiepop duo formed in 2014 hailing from Helsinki, Finland. Taking flavorful aspects of rock, pop, indie & electro -music, Ideomotor is pushing the boundaries of genres. Influences ranging from synthpop, 90s rock and modern sounds translate into tunes that range from sweet melodic to the dark & haunting corners of electro-infused indiepop.
The duo has already enjoyed some major love from hard to please media outlets and their work has been dubbed as “an enthralling piece of doom-riddled electro-pop” by The Line Of Best Fit, “a swathe of glorious electronic mastery” by We Close Tonight and Clash even went on to say the release of “Amplified” caused a bit of a stir on its opening!
Their latest single release “We Can’t Work” is also discovered on Spotify playlists such as “2017 Alternative” by Indiemono and Spotify Finland’s Official “Indie Pearls” -playlist. Ideomotor is currently working on a full-length debut to be released mid 2017 and are planning a European tour around the release.
“Ideomotor impress with the stylish electro pop” – Clash Music – “When We Begin” Premiere
“Amplified, a dark and mysterious song that allows the influences of New Order and Depeche Mode… It’s a stunning, dark piece.” – Mentioned Reviews
“…glorious electronic mastery that combines the energy of We Are Scientists with the electronic beauty of some 1980s gold. Each time the chorus hits it’s as if Gary Numan was back at his best… curiosity will eat you up from the insides as you dig yourself deeper into this aural masterpiece.” – We Close Tonight
“Maturity, grandeur and refinement in every second of Amplified” – Tracker Mag
LONG STORY SHORT
IDEOMOTOR was a long time in the making as Erkka and Kimmo had talked about a common music project on numerous occasions over the years. However, it took a while and vocalist Kimmo to move to Zurich, Switzerland before things started to fall into place and the first demos came together. The duo quickly secured the services of a highly regarded production team and were locked in a studio by summer sharing songwriting duties and instruments. Their debut EP ‘For A Moment We Are Strangers’ was released in March 2015, followed by Amplified/When We Begin single including their first music video.
2016 brought critically acclaimed music video “The Gutter”, which was nominated in the best Finnish music video category at the Oulu Music Video Festival and also found it’s way to several dedicated cable TV broadcasts in U.S. “The Gutter” music video was also approved for programming by MTV networks NY.
Much of late 2016 has been spent writing and recording new material and their debut full-length album is due to be released mid 2017.
IDEOMOTOR – LIVE
Ideomotor live setup has been carefully crafted to best represent both the sonic and visual qualities of the group. The duo is accompanied live by an all-star line-up in drums and synths allowing them to showcase their talent and musicianship in the best possible way. They have to date already impressed audiences with their carefully crafted and energetic live shows and will continue to do so around Europe in 2017 following the release of their debut album.
Erkka Wennonen – Synths / Guitar
Kimmo Myllyviita – Vocals / Synths / Guitar
+ Studio Producer
- Ideomotor live show is backed up additionally with E-drum pads player and additional keyboard player
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