[Cover photo credit to Tero Ahonen]
Nordic Indie Folk duo Tuomo & Markus have released their self-Produced sophomore album Game Changing. The duo is comprised of Finnish Soul/Jazz singer/pianist Tuomo Prättälä and singer-songwriter Markus Nordenstreng of Helsinki-based Roots Rock band The Latebirds. Tuomo & Markus will celebrate Game Changing with a wide-ranging international tour schedule and North American dates will be announced soon.
Their previous release was a double LP, 2016’s Dead Circles, which was supported upon release by a six-piece live band, all of whom have returned to feature on Game Changing. The group’s live shows led them to share stages with Neil Young, Wilco, Jonathan Wilson, and The Jayhawks.
Now, with Game Changing, Tuomo & Markus have built upon their Folk foundations with an Electric collection that spans their Finnish heritage and sounds inspired by the American West.
David Fricke writes in the album’s liner notes:
“The only thing you can count on/Is things are about to change,” Prättälä and Nordenstreng sing as one in ‘Love Coming Down’ – a promise made again and again on this album. Six years in the waiting and finished amid a fear and uncertainty many of us have never known before, Game Changing is a second album about new beginnings, by a band with a future still being written. Here is the story so far.