Jann Wilde and the Neon Comets – Neon City Rockers

{mosimage}With such a name for the album I was imaging that Jann Wilde and his band would come from NY. No, these punk rockers are directly from Tampere rock city! 

Jann Wilder is a musician born in Riihimäki who has been around for a few years in the punk-rock scene with his previous band Rose Avenue. I must admit I had not much reference about what to expect before listening to this Neon City Rockers, but I got instantly hooked by the quality of its sound. I must admit that this is probably one of the biggest and nicest surprises about Finnish bands singing in English of 2008 for me. The band has released the album with Hype Records, the same company that works for example with others like Negative, and you can notice that the production has been meticulously taken care of. The album itself is a great collection of soft punk-rock songs; I would highlight some like Baby Said Yeah, Screams at the Ballet or Neon City Rockers. The style is perfect for reaching at a wide audience, from the young female teenagers to the older rockers.


I wish the best of luck to Jann Wilde and the Neon Comets, and hopefully they will be able to make a name for themselves step by step with his good punk-glam-rock music. If you are hungry to discover new promising Finnish bands singing in English, this album is for you. 

Rating 5/5.