Forth return to basics with new live album “One Night at the Theatre”


Finnish-Canadian rockers FORTH released a live album with accompanying videos of the performance. Exactly one year earlier, the band had released their third studio album, “Forth.” Due to the challenges booking live music at that time during the pandemic, the band had been unable to tour to support the new release. Instead, during the spring of 2022, they converged on the picturesque Kvartetti Teatteri in Lepsämä to record a live performance of the entire album. The result is a raw front-to-back live rendition of all the album tracks without any cutting, comping, overdubbing, or post-production beyond mixing and mastering. The performances capture the energy of the band and the power of their classic-inspired rock sound. The featured single, “Paralyzed,” is a straight-up rocker with late ’80s flavors and tells of unrequited love and the dangers of wanting what you can’t have.

Formed in 2010, FORTH deliver hard rock and grunge with melodic sensibilities. Canadian lead singer/songwriter Brian Forth fronts the band, joined by Finnish rockers Tim Norrgrann (lead guitar), Kari Storckovius (drums) and Mikael Söderbäck (bass). Their first album, “Road Stories,” debuted in 2014 and brought success with the first single, “Up Up Away,” climbing to #2 on the Finnish iTunes rock charts. The second single, “Fairytale Princess” lasted a month in the top 5 of YLE Toppen charts. After signing with Secret Entertainment, FORTH released sophomore album “Captivity” in March 2019. “Captivity” achieved even more success, winning accolades from critics of the genre all over the world. Three different tracks went straight to the top of indie charts in Finland, US, Spain, and Canada, including #1 for “Higher Ground” on the UK Radio Indie Alliance. “Captivity” put FORTH on rotation on YLE radio in Finland (“Let Me In”) and also on others in the US, Canada, and Spain with different tracks from the album. The first three singles from “Forth” have already produced songs playing on regular rotation, including a #1 chart listing for the album’s premier single, “1993” on Finnish radio.

Listen to the live album “One Night at the Theatre”

Watch the live stream video today october 7th 20:00 (Finnish time (UTC+3)):