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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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  • Dream-core

    W.O.W. is sooo WOW

    6 Nov 8:49pm Reply
  • faridmon

    Yeah, the new album is just too conventional in its pop nature. Its quite stripped down compared to Moment Bends. Its fun, but its a missed opportunity. Hope to see them back on track with their new album in the future.

    21 Oct 9:19pm Reply
  • Dream-core

    Just finished to listen their discography. Moment Bends and Fingers Crossed are the best albums.

    17 Oct 6:28pm Reply
  • Dream-core

    Finally I got a time to listen to them. Oh My God, they are so amazing! Hope to see them in Russia :3

    14 Oct 7:19pm Reply
  • jacoo90

    their new album - disappointment, always liked them being pop, but too much is too much

    2 Aug 4:09pm Reply
  • Cylob

    Jump In: 100 Abstract Pop Anthems

    5 Jul 6:00am Reply
  • faridmon

    When it comes to Finland and Architecture, you only need to remember one name: Alvar Aalto. Enough said!

    6 Jun 4:53pm Reply
  • sls

    I went to Helsinki in '99, paid more attention to Carol's Pizza than the architecture, but from what I remember it was nice. I hope to go back some day before total economic collapse prevents feasible cross-continent travel

    1 Jun 9:36pm Reply
  • ianrappp

    Sooooooooooo good live! [2] their energy on stage is infectious

    24 May 6:24pm Reply
  • jcpack89

    Anyone heard about a US tour?

    22 May 6:00pm Reply
  • Ceejayklmnop

    Sooooooooooo good live!

    21 May 1:10am Reply
  • maramore19

    I finally saw them live!!!! I love their whole set! <3

    19 May 2:27am Reply
  • faridmon

    The new album is quite middling compared to their previous, especially Moment bend. However, I am enjoying it at the same time. Hope their next album is more refined!

    15 May 11:32pm Reply
  • chronicplutonic

    once you peak is there nowhere to go but down? i admit it's more like plateauing than skidding downhill, but all the same, there's something lacking in this one.

    13 May 7:04pm Reply
  • jcpack89

    it's another good album

    17 Apr 2:51pm Reply
  • SamOhAh

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

    16 Apr 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
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