Jaakko Eino Kalevi announces new dates; shares album bonus track ‘Letter’


Following the release of his critically acclaimed self-titled album earlier this year, as well as a sold out June tour, everyone’s favourite Finnish Zac Efron (?!) has today shared a bonus track from the album recording sessions.

Taken from the special edition of Jaakko Eino Kalevi,  ‘Letter’ is a cover of a little known Finnish band Kukka, showcasing a tender, more emotionally direct side to Jaakko whilst retaining his distinct idiosyncratic pop sound.

Listen to ‘Letter’ here.

In September, Jaakko will be heading out with Unknown Mortal Orchestra on all of their dates across the UK and Europe, a full list of which can be found below and he’s also now announced new headline dates for October and November, including a show at London’s Electrowerkz on 18th November.

Jaakko Eino Kalevi is out now on CD, LP and digitally. Order from iTunes or Weird World.

Full dates:

UK shows:

* = with Unknown Mortal Orchestra

22nd September – Concorde 2, Brighton*

23rd September – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London*

24th September – The Library at the Institute, Birmingham*

25th September – The Ritz, Manchester*

26th September – Whelan’s, Dublin*

28th September – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham*

29th September – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds*

30th September – QMU, Glasgow*

1st October – Bungalows & Bears, Sheffield

17th November – Deaf Institute, Manchester

18th November – Electrowerkz, London

19th November – The Louisiana, Bristol

Mainland Europe shows

* = with Unknown Mortal Orchestra

29th August – Modern Sky Festival, Helsinki, Finland

10th September – Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden*

11th September – Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden*

12th September – VEGA, Copenhagen, Denmark*

14th September – Ubel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany*

15th September – Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany*

16th September – Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany*

17th September – Lido, Berlin, Germany*

19th September – Factorium, Tilburg, Netherlands*

20th September – TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands*

21st October – Bryggarsalen, Stockholm, Sweden

22nd October – Munken, Norrköping, Sweden

23rd October – Folk, Göteborg, Sweden

24th October – Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden

25th October – Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark

26th October – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark

27th October – Tavastia Club, Helsinki, Finland

28th October – Dynamo, Turku, Finland

29th October – Lutakko, Jyväskylä, Finland

12th November – Uebel & Gefaehrlich, Hamburg, Germany

13th November – King Georg, Cologne, Germany

14th November – Sugar Factory, Amsterdam, Netherlands

24th November – Botanique – Witloofbar, Brussels, Belgium

27th November – Zukunft Club, Zurich, Switzerland

28th November – Le Romandie, Lausanne, Switzerland

2nd December – John Dee, Oslo, Norway

3rd December – Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway

4th December – Landmark, Bergen, Norway

6th December – La Cooperative De Mai, Clermont-Ferrand, France

8th December – Hospice d’Havré, Tourcoing, France

9th December – Le Stereolux, Nantes, France

10th December – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France

11th December – I Boat, Bordeaux, France

…and Mates:

“His is a world of strange and wonderful rhythms and few debuts manage such idiosyncrasy without losing focus”
9/10 ‘Album of the Week’ Loud And Quiet

“Jaakko Eino Kalevi is a gem”
4/5 ‘Album of the Week’ Mojo

“The ideal album to soundtrack the summer”
4/5 The Times

“An entrancing mix of synth-pop and electronic grooves. Lovely stuff”

“A new favourite of ours”

“The 10 songs that make up Jaakko Eino Kalevi are some of the most imaginative you’ll hear for a long while”

“Gorgeously diverse”
8/10 Mixmag

“Jaakko Eino Kalevi is a reminder that pop can be both for your head and your feet” 4/5 DIY

“His sonic world is somewhere we’d gladly spend a two-week holiday”
4/5 Time Out

“Irresistible, and displaying as much subtlety as style”
4/5 Metro

“Kalevi’s debut will disappoint no one with a love of skewed pop”
Independent on Sunday

“The whole thing bathes in glorious groove”

“Jaakko Eino Kalevi is a true original”

“A confident collection of tracks begging to be played on repeat”
London in Stereo