Van Dammes, the garage punk miracle from Helsinki, just released a new music video for their guaranteed summer hit ‘Tax Free World’. The song, blessed with a killer chorus, is from their fourth record ‘Risky Business’. They might be a big noise outta Helsinki but they’re a new one on us here at RPM and they open our new feature ‘Introducing’. We loved the song and they had a video so we thought it deserved an introduction.


In the video, the band keeps rocking in the (tax) free world when it was still possible. The video features footage filmed in the band’s record label’s annual summer camp in the Canary Islands.
Also, Van Dammes have ended up as a victim of the coronavirus outbreak and needed to cancel their European tour, including a performance at the opening of the European football championship in Copenhagen. New dates are fortunately already planned for 2021.
The song and the whole record is released by German Rockstar Records,  ‘Risky Business’ came out at the beginning of 2019 and features six tracks including the one featured in the video above. According to the band’s statement, ”Tax-Free World’ is the best music that the Nordic countries can produce at the moment”. Who are we to disagree?
The band is a four-piece – Ilkka Hildén (bass guitar), Markus Kujawa (vocals, synth), Jussi Roine (drums), Juho Talja (vocals, guitar) and they play organ fueled snotty garage punk if you’re a fan of records put out by the likes of No Front Teeth then these might just be for you.  Go check em out and tell em RPM sent you.
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