Folke Westside

Hitlantis Baltic Tour Documentary

Folke Westside - Hitlantis Baltic Tour Documentary

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Hitlantis Baltic Tour (Part 1)

About

"Folke Westside Hitlantis Baltic Tour" is an outspoken indie documentary about the challenges a Finnish electropunk band Folke Westside faced while conquering the Baltic States.

Folke Westside has replaced vocals and guitars with a howling synthesizer, and compensates the lack of musical virtuosity with an exceptionally arrogant attitude. During its short career the band has already managed to gain a questionable reputation based on energetic but yet unpredictable live performances. Nevertheless, this led to instant fame, and hence already the first gigs were sold out. Unlike most bands, Folke Westside focused straight on the foreign market – especially the Baltic States. Thus the band has had more gigs abroad than in Finland.

On February 2011 the band was on yet another Baltic Tour – this time in association with a dotcom music service called Hitlantis. However, the tour didn’t go quite as smooth as planned, and already the first days turned out to be challenging.

This is a documentary of anyone being capable of touring abroad – despite the stolen instruments and a life-threatening intoxication.

Do or die. Folke Westside.

Episodes

PART 1/3

Aapo Nurmi, Satta Bar, Vilnius, Lithuania

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Duration: 15min 24s

Language: Finnish / English

Subtitles: English

PART 2/3

Slerssi Pepper and Juho-Eric Auvinen, XI20, Vilnius, Lithuania

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Duration: 15min 17s

Language: Finnish / English

Subtitles: English

PART 3/3

Aapo Nurmi and Timo P.A. Mikkonen, Fontaine Palace, Liepaja, Latvia

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Duration: 15min 38s

Language: Finnish / English

Subtitles: English

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Slerssi Pepper, Kusinen Muuntaja, Kekava, Latvia

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Duration: 1min 32s

Language: Finnish / English

Subtitles: English

Credits

Directed & Edited by Herbert Smith
Filmed by Herbert & Jerri
Animations by Herbert
Music by Folke Westside & Northbound
Produced by Hitlantis & Dirty Bums

Written by Herbert Smith & Folke Westside
Narrated by Aapo Nurmi
Subtitles by Petri Behm & Juho-Eric Auvinen

Special thanks to:
Wallu Valpio
Herbe and the crew of Cafe Leningrad, Riga
Ignas Meilunas (our favorite human being)
Satta & Vilnius crew
XI20
Red Roofs Hostel, Riga
Ilari Hämäläinen/Boogie Line
Kammottava Karsta K
Mikko Roisko
Pablo Films
Universaalit Studiot
Erkka Korhonen
Purtsi ja Purontaukset

The drink of the tour, 999