Playlist of My Life: Tuukka Hanhiniemi (Limelight Showdown) (Musicalypse Archive)


This week’s playlist comes from another local band, the Helsinki-based LIMELIGHT SHOWDOWN. Having released two EPs already – 2013’s “Circles” and 2015’s “Mode: Crisis” – these guys are currently in the studio recording six new songs to be released this spring/summer. This week we’ve got drummer Tuukka Hanhiniemi‘s playlist for you!

1. The first song you can remember hearing as a child.

If we don’t count children’s music, I’d say it’s gotta be “Sinä lähdit pois” by ULTRA BRA.

2. The first song you can recall ever really and truly loving.

“Pretty Fly for a White Guy” by THE OFFSPRING, no doubt about it!

3. A song that you loved as a teenager/reminds you of high school.

At that time I was in my first “proper” band. We played punk/garage -influenced music and I was blasting MC5 a lot, so I’d have to say “Kick Out the Jams” by MC5.

4. A song or band that got you into metal.

I wouldn’t say this band got me directly into metal, but the album that got me into the whole playing in a rock band thing was “Appetite for Destruction” By GUNS ‘N’ ROSES. I know this sounds like such a cliché to say, but when I found that album in my dad’s record collection, put it in the stereo, and “Welcome to the Jungle” started blasting, I was absolutely blown away by it. I remember thinking, “What the fuck is this?!” and I still haven’t gotten bored of that album.

5. The most recent song to get stuck in your head.

“Skin” by Rag’n’Bone Man. What a tune.

6. Your guity pleasure song/band.

I don’t really consider anything I listen to to be a guilty pleasure, ’cause frankly I don’t really care about what anyone thinks of the music I listen to. But I guess some people might be surprised by the amount of modern pop music I like listening to (stuff like Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, THE CHAINSMOKERS, and a Finnish “party rap” group called JVG to name a few). I’ll go with “Sorry” by Justin Bieber.

7. The first album you bought with your own money/were really excited to own.

“Americana” by THE OFFSPRING. I got it as gift from my grandma, so I didn’t really buy it, but anyway!

8. A song that makes you want to curl up on the couch with a hot beverage.

“Spotlight” by MACHINE GUN KELLY. Always gets me emotional, haha!

9. A song to blast at full volume while you’re on the road.

There are so many! But one that springs to mind with a very particular memory is “Pakko päästä pois” by TEHOSEKOITIN.

10. The song you’d most like to be played at your funeral.

I hadn’t really thought of this one before, so it was kinda hard to pick one. I didn’t want it to be too in your face with the whole death and moving on thing, so I ended up with a beautiful instrumental song called “Kamaloka” by GOGO PENGUIN.

Interview by Kirsti Leinonen
Musicalypse, 2017
OV: 2748



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