A quick q&a with Martti Vainaa
Vainaa & Sallitut Aineet. This pop band went big with the song Pelimies.
Even The Smurfs covered this hit. Moving towards a disco direction, the band
released last May a new single, Toinen Nainen, and prepares a new album for
background of the band? Where did you guys meet and come together as
Max is from
Jyväskylä, which is also the place where this band was formed. The others
have spent their early years in Pieksämäki. They actually have known each
other for many years before this band started in 2001 as a trio. The first
three members were Max, Dan and Dick. Lazy and Wolf joined finally in 2005.
where was the band's first gig?
On the 20th
of May 2001.
What was it like to hear your song on the radio for the first time?
like singing along. Not! But close.
readers are mainly non-Finns can you explain/translate the band's name
The name is: The Late Martin And The Legal Substances.
One of the
big questions many Finnish bands face is deciding whether to
Finnish or English. What made the band decide to sing in Finnish
stuff that is so down to earth so it's got to be the native caveman
language, Finnish. Even though Max writes some of our songs first in
So, you are
currently in the studio and working on a new album. What can fans expect
of the new single/album? Are you moving in a new direction?
It is going
to be more dance and more pop, but also more rock. What can we say?
Hope you like it. The single is called Toinen nainen and it's in
stores since May. The album release is in autumn.
you tell us about your hit song Pelimies?
still playing it in restaurants and clubs, and that's cool. It is a
sporty song with a hint of night and lovelife.
been the effect of your success with the song Pelimies on the band?
We got a
record deal and some special fans because of it.
been the highlight of the band's career so far?
"Onnellinen nyt" tour during which we were welded together as a
like to have The Smurfs cover your hit song Pelimies?
what are the band's plans for the coming months? Touring?
currently in the studio, but we'll make just enough touring to keep us in shape
Poster Name: Lazy
17th October in Jyväskylä Born: 14th March in Pieksämäki
Bands: Duo Väkisin Any Former
Bands: About a dozen bands in childhood
Floorball, music, running Hobbies:
Running, reading and radio
Burner Name: Dan
11th February in Pieksämäaki Born 22nd February in Pieksämäki
Bands: So many Any Former
Bands: Several (currently also Portrait of Beyond)
Hobbies: Texas Hold'em, jogging,
floorball, reading Hobbies:
Agriculture, taekwondo, languages, history
Born: 22nd July in Pieksämäki
Bands: Aikuiset Naiset, Pikku Enkeli
Outdoor activities, music, internet, Pro Evolution Soccer