Punaisen Kuningattaren Periaate
Punaisen kuningattaren periaate (est. 2002) is an autonomous rock band from Finland. PKP released their self-titled debut album in 2012. For their follow up ”Kaksi suntaa”, the band was signed by Svart Records. The album will be released on the 28th of August 2015.
PKP’s sound is diverse. There’s progressive rock with a jazzy feel. There are influences from old British and Finnish progressive rock that are brought up to date with a contemporary feel. From 60’s pop psychedelia to 80’s and 90’s American Alternative Rock, PKP’s music is rich with subtle flavors.
The songs are sung in rich, poetic Finnish.
Lead singer Mokka Laitinen’s voice is edgy and unique.
The bands songs are diverse, as are the lyrics, which tell tales of the subconscious, as well as the troubles of this worlds misfits.
PKP use a wide range of instruments on record and playing live. The use of theremin, a wide range of percussion, samplers and synthesizers are an organic part of the bands sound.
The name Punaisen kuningattaren periaate (The Red Queen Principle) originates from Lewis Carrols novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. In the novel, The Red Queen says to Alice:
“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”.
In the world of Through The Looking-Glass realitys laws no longer apply. It is full of exciting twists and unreal events. The same goes for Punaisen kuningattaren periaate’s music.