TYPEFACE is a dark stadion-indie trio from Karstula, Finland. ”The band was originally born when we were asked to play in a Jaakko Teppo-musical. After the show we decided to play our own material only” -Vocalist Otto Piirilä
April 2013 TYPEFACE released it’s first debut-ep ‘A Thousand Years’. The six-track ep gained major attention mostly because the song ‘My Life’ had quickly drawn over 20 000 listeners on Spotify.
The band has played most of its shows in the middle of Finland, however they have also played in bigger stages, such as Helsinki’s The Circus and Tampere’s Pakkahuone.
In July 2014 the band was rehearsing for upcoming show at a studio owned by Ossi’s brother Niilo. The guys invited Niilo to jam with them and suddenly they all realised how great the upcoming gig would be with Niilo playing the synth. Niilo has also promised to play in future shows. There will be three members of the Oikari family in the future shows, since Aku is the cousin of Ossi and Niilo. Although the band practices and records demos in Karstula, all the members live in Jyväskylä.
Recently TYPEFACE has been working on new music. With the help of Jaani Peuhu from Iconcrash they produced and recorded three new songs in Sonic Pump studios. The recording sessions began in February 2014 and the tracks were mastered by chartmakers the following august. ‘We Might Fall Asleep’ (single & music video) was the first sample from the sessions. It was released in the late of November. Watch the music video: http://youtu.be/KY8xcOH6Cug
A Little God was the second single from the sessions with Jaani. It was premiered by one Finland’s biggest radio stations, YleX (which is like Finnish BBC). It has now gained a lot of attention in Finland. The song was #1 on Finnish Viral Top-50 Spotify charts.
Typeface is presently touring in Finland. At the end of the tour they will fly to Oslo to compete as finalists in The Global Battle of the Bands on April 26th. Afterwards, the band plans to return to the studio, beginning to work on their debut album.
Otto Piirilä – vocals / bass
Ossi Oikari – guitar / backings
Aku Oikari – drums
Live: Niilo Oikari – Keyboards