Photo: Marek Sabogal
After releasing the single „Drive“, The 69 Eyes shared a brand new music video, directed by Vicente Cordero/Industrialism Films. The video was shot in Los Angeles and Finland. The new song is the first of several new tracks to be released in the next months. The band is currently in the studio recording their 13th album, which is to be released in 2023.
The song, produced by Erno Laitinen (Haloo Helsinki !, Sam Yaffa, CMX), was recorded at Inkfish Studio in Helsinki and mixed by Miles Walker (Coldplay, U2, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, Haloo Helsinki!) from the United States.
“The inspiration came from the same pool of music I have always liked, mostly from the 80s. I never plan anything, just grab my guitar and see what comes up. We jammed a lot more as a band this time, and came up with song ideas from all the guys. “Drive“ started from one little riff, which I had for a long time. It took a while, but it was worth it. It still sounds exiting and that was the goal“, guitarist Bazie, comments.
Singer Jyrki 69 adds: “Bazie delivered this music, and I was blown away by how fresh it felt again. Sounded like some rock radio stuff! Our songs are on daily rotation on the rock channels here in Finland, but they are the ones that we did 15 years ago. So, I thought that we could have some fresh options now, let’s take the airwaves! ’Drive’ is a traditional 69 Eyes sounding, fast rocker with a Sunset Strip slap on it!“
Stream or download the new single “Drive” now: https://the69eyes.afr.link/Drive
The 69 Eyes teamed up earlier with Vallila Music House from Finland. The band will be represented worldwide by Atomic Fire Records, whose roster includes Amorphis, Sonata Arctica, Helloween and Opeth.
“This ”new” and fresh beginning for The 69 Eyes sounds like a dream, really!“, Jyrki 69 explains.
Goth ‘n’ Roll pioneers, The 69 Eyes, have been a part of the dark rock/metal scene for 33 years. Known as the “Helsinki Vampires,” the quintet gained several platinum albums with “Blessed Be” and “Paris Kills,” and reached the number one spots on the single and album charts in Finland. Over the course of more than three decades, The 69 Eyes has toured relentlessly throughout Europe, America, Asia and Australia, and released 12 full-length studio albums.
The 69 Eyes:
Jyrki 69 – lead vocals
Bazie – lead guitar, backing vocals
Jussi 69 – drums
Timo-Timo – rhythm guitar
Archzie – bass, backing vocals
The 69 Eyes on Tour:
Fri 10.06.2022 Rockin the City / Kuopio
Sat 11.06.2022 Rock in the City / Vantaa
Sat 18.06.2022 The Strongest Beats / Nokia
Sat 16.07.2022 Kuissi Rock / Loimaa
Sat 20.07.2022 Krapin Paja summer concerts / Tuusula
Fri 05.08.2022 Amarillo / Kotka
La 20.08.2022 Rock in the City / Pori
Fri 02.09.2022 Tavastia / Helsinki
Sat 03.09.2022 Rhythm repair shop / Seinäjoki
Fri 16.09.2022 Basso Restaurant / Oulu
Sat 15.10.2022 Culture Cup Brummi / Rauma
Sat 09. 07. 2022. Rockharz Open Air 2022 – Ballenstedt, Germany
Sun 11. 09. 2022. HRH GOTH FESTIVAL, Leeds, United Kingdom
Fri 23. 09. 2022. Shoko Madrid, ROMANTHICA, Madrid, Spain
Sat 24. 09. 2022. Salamandra Sala 1, ROMANTHICA, L’hospitalet De Llobregat, Spain
Wed 02. 11. 2022. O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (Ministry, 3TEETH), London, United Kingdom
Fri 04. 11. 2022. The National Stadium, (Wednesday 13, Ministry), Dublin, Ireland
Mon 07. 11. 2022. Élysée Montmartre (Wednesday 13, Ministry), Paris, France
Tue 08. 11. 2022. Antipode (Wednesday 13, Ministry), Rennes, France
Mon 14. 11. 2022. Transbordeur (Wednesday 13, Ministry, 3TEETH), Villeurbanne, France
Tue 22. 11. 2022. Forum Karlín (Wednesday 13, Ministry, 3TEETH), Karlín, Czechia
Mon 28. 11. 2022. Rockefeller (Ministry, Rockefeller), Oslo, Norway
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