22-Pistepirkko consists of brothers Asko and PK Keränen and childhood friend Espe Haverinen. Founded in small village Utarjärvi, Finland, the band has been around for more then 30 years. It’s been build on the ashes of a Ramones-Coverband. But on the search for something of their own after a while,[twenty-two-piste-pirco] (named after a special ladybug, from a wild life book) came to live. Their first album, which was sung mainly in Finnish and having been played and recorded “pretty minimalistic” dropped like a bomb within the music scene of Finland. According to the band it was somehow influenced by Velvet Underground, even if this was hard to tell. They got awarded as best new finnish band, to the shock of many musician collegues. They’ve been just too far out from the rest.