The term ‘concept album’ is usually a description most bands would shy away from, but in the case of Finland’s Siinai, this medium of musicality is fully embraced. Following on from their 2011 release Olympic Games, an album all about (you guessed it) the Olympic Games, the band are all set to follow up with their new album Supermarket, a collection of tracks dedicated to the experience of Western consumption, on the 17 June.
The lead track to be taken from the album is the aptly titled ‘Shopping Trance’ and it sees the Finnish four piece on dynamic form. If you were expecting a track that would sit comfortably over the speakers in your local supermarket, this couldn’t be further from the truth. ‘Shopping Trance’ is a song that has an amped up, synth driven energy and an underlying funk calling to mind the likes of Chk Chk Chk and Major Lazer. As the track progresses, the intensified groove propels ‘Shopping Trance’ into a cinematic stratosphere guaranteed to have your feet shuffling and your body bopping. Whether that happens to be down the aisle of your local supermarket or not is up to you.