Release:Forth – Forth
Format: CD/Digital
Release Date: October 8th 2021
Record label: Secret Entertainment
Genre:  Rock / Alternative

Finnish-Canadian rockers Forth release their third studio album, “Forth”.  The self-titled release is the product of time well spent during lockdown.  The music reflects a mix of influences on the band ranging from 70’s stoner rock to 80’s hair metal, and 90’s grunge, but all rooted in Forth’s modern sound.  While struggling to define a single genre for the album, the band has settled on the term “Newstalgia”.  Entertainment today is looking backwards to rebooted TV shows, movie franchises and re-made classic songs from across rock and pop history. More and more people seem to be looking to the past for inspiration.  There’s a deep sense that we have may lost connection to something meaningful – musically and otherwise.  Newstaglia reflects that longing for familiarity of what was great from the past but made relevant for today’s audience.  Coming off their well-received, grunge-infused sophomore album “Captivity”, this third album is a return to simpler rock from a wider palette of inspiration.  Anyone who finds their Spotify mix frequently dialed back a few decades will appreciate this latest exciting offering from Forth.

Formed in 2010, Forth delivers hard rock and grunge with melodic sensibilities.  Canadian lead singer/songwriter Brian Forth fronts the band joined by Finnish rockers Tim Norrgrann (lead guitar), Kari Storckovius (drums) and Mikael Söderbäck (bass).  Their first album, ‘Road Stories’ debuted in 2014 and brought success with the first single ‘Up Up Away’ climbing to number 2 on the Finnish iTunes rock charts. The second single, ‘Fairytale Princess’ lasted a month in the top 5 of YLE Toppen charts.  After signing with Secret Entertainment, Forth released sophmore album ‘Captivity’ in March 2019.  ‘Captivity’ achieved even more success, winning accolades from critics of the genre all over the world.  Three different tracks, went straight to the top of indie charts in Finland, US, Spain and Canada, including #1 for “Higher Ground” on the UK Radio Indie Alliance. Captivity put Forth on rotation on YLE radio in Finland (“Let Me In”) and also on others in the US, Canada and Spain with different tracks from the album.  The first three singles from “Forth” have already produced songs playing on regular rotation, including a #1 chart listing for the album’s premier single, “1993” on Finnish radio. 

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