Angus sits down with singer Susanna and guitarist Niila of the band Cyan Kicks. They’re competing in UMK 2022 with their track “Hurricane” for the chance to be Finland’s representative for Eurovision. Their powerful modern rock entry is all about feeling empowered and not doubting yourself. We talk about their road to UMK, songwriting process, and long and varied list of musical inspirations.
The final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will take place on February 26th in the Finnish city of Turku. The winner will be decided by a public (75%) and jury vote (25%).
About Cyan Kicks
The band was founded in 2016, with the band consisting of Susanna Alexandra, Niila Perkkiö, Leevi Erkkilä and Pietari Reijonen. Cyan Kicks has released two studio albums so far, which have been streamed more than 10 million times. The band describes their music as distinctive, modern rock, and combining different styles.
Finland’s Eurovision Journey
Finland debuted in the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing 10th with Laila Kunnunen’s “Valoa ikkunassa.” Since then, they have competed 54 times, and appeared in the final 46 times. Finland has finished in the top 10 an impressive 13 times. They have won the contest once in 2006, with Lordi’s performance of “Hard Rock Hallelujah” getting 292 points. Finland’s most recent entry was “Dark Side” by Blind Channel. In the Final, they gained a total of 301 points, earning them 6th place.
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