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Melbourne, Australia (2000 – present)

Architecture in Helsinki are an band which formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2000. The band has released four studio albums: “Fingers Crossed” (2003), “In Case We Die” (2005), “Places Like This” (2008) and “Moment Bends” (2011). The band consists of Cameron Bird (vocals, guitar), Gus Franklin (horns, drums, guitar), Kellie Sutherland (vocals, keyboards, melodica, other instruments), Jamie Mildren (multiple instruments) and Sam Perry (multiple instruments).

Architecture in Helsinki rose from the ashes of the High School band of cameron bird, Jamie Mildren and Sam Perry. Bird started writing songs at the turn of the century and convinced Perry and Mildren to help him flesh out his first set for live performance. Bird urgently needed a name for the band, so, he circled some words in a copy of The Age newspaper and did some magnetic poetry. In mid 2000, Bird met Kellie Sutherland at a party, she volunteered her musical services to the band at first playing clarinet. By the time Bird met James Cecil, Gus Franklin, Isobel Knowles and Tara Shackell whilst studying at RMIT University later that year, the band was well and truly taking shape.

“Fingers Crossed” (2002-2004):
After many discarded recording sessions and countless shows at North Fitzroy’s Empress Hotel, the band locked down in their home studios for the best part of 2002 to make their debut album.


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  • SamOhAh

    Boom (4EVA) is THE bop. Best song on the album by a large margin...

    Yesterday 5:50am Reply
  • maramore19

    v this.

    9 Apr 1:05am Reply
  • BoysSayGo

    The new album is super fun, can't wait to catch them live!

    3 Apr 2:16am Reply
  • SamOhAh

    Finding it hard to even get through this one. In the Future had me excited atleast for another Moment Bends. But tracks 2 and 3 sounds like A*Teens covers or something, and Track 4 sounds like something off a kids show with bad singing. I'm confident I'll uncover some bops though...

    2 Apr 9:33pm Reply
  • RagingRED

    Regretting the decline of a once great band :(

    2 Apr 3:55pm Reply
  • raffy_rillo

    The new album is catchy as hell. I love the moving album art, really cool. A fun, fun album throughout.

    1 Apr 4:48am Reply
  • taufiqh

    whoa, they're back!

    1 Apr 2:16am Reply
  • takemewithyou66


    30 Mar 3:40am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    почему-то много кто их не любит, но я считаю их одной из самых обаятельных и непосредственных инди-групп

    24 Mar 4:17pm Reply
  • heldx

    B4 3D ♥

    23 Mar 1:58pm Reply
  • XTCEpiphany


    16 Mar 1:25pm Reply
  • heypartypeople

    if their new album is another moment bends, i'm giving up. wishing for them to go back to the in case we die/places like this era

    15 Mar 5:28pm Reply
  • Enrique-

    sometimes i forget how such geniuses they are, and then i listen to just one song and WOW HERE IT IS WHY I LOVE EM

    17 Jan 11:03pm Reply
  • Bubimann

    imo not twee just experimental, good experimental^^

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Hassergam

    In the future is awesome.. similar to Moment Bends but more hyper. I liked their older albums a lot but I LOVE Moment Bends... so I can't wait to hear the rest of the new album!! [2]

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Enrique-


    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Fintelligent

    Architecture in Helsinki is great (the architecture itself, not the band)

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • faridmon

    Last i heard it was simply stated in 2013 so i reckon its gonna get released by the end of the year

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • AndrewBleeker

    Any news on the album release date?

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • neverfadeaway88

    <3 it so much. In The Future, i love it

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
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