Olimpia Splendid is about endless loops, hypnotic bass and sort-of-tune guitar noise, whispering and unruliness. The trio was founded in the summer of 2010 in Finland’s capital Helsinki and consists of visual artists and musicians Heta Bilaletdin, Jonna Karanka and Katri Sipiläinen.
They have also played in bands such as Toblerones, Melmac, Bir iki, Hertta Lussu Ässä, Hockey Night, MYTTYS and Kuupuu. Fonal Records released their 7” EP “Nuttu nurin” in 2013 which was followed by a self-titled full-length debut in July 2015. According to The Wire magazine “the EP strains post-punk, 1960s surf nuggets, angular No Waves and mangled guitar through a filter of Finnish bedroom anarchy, birthing a sound so ludicrously punk it verges on parody.”
Olimpia Splendid is rumoured to be “best stoner shit” and also “a little bit famous”.
Date: 22 November (Friday), 22:30
Location: Fylkingen (Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, Stockholm)