Le Futur Pompiste, which released one marvelous album in 2004, Your Stories and Your Thoughts, before the vagaries of adult life scattered them far and wide; and Cats On Fire, whose debut long-player, 2007's The Province Complains, captivated all who were lucky enough to hear it (among them the writers at superlative U.K. magazine The Word). It was inevitable that this pair of bands, whose music shares a poise and sophistication rarely heard anywhere, never mind within the modest environs of Finland, would find each other.
Jana Kirschner is a Slovak singer, musician and songwriter. She became a respected artist in Slovakia. It was 2003, and for Jana Kirschner, life was looking good. Not only was she a top-selling artist in her native Slovakia, a situation that continues to hold true, but she was well supported by her immediate family, plus an extended family of the country