The Phonies

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The Phonies
The phonies.jpg
Risto Lehtomaa and Tom Stenman of the Phonies in Aug, 2004
Background information
OriginYkspihlaja, Kokkola, Finland
GenresAlternative rock, Indie rock, Psychedelic rock
Years active2002 to present
LabelsMotley, Money Laundry Records, Double D Records
Associated actsThe Refreshments (FIN), Mental Market, The Mies, Jeavestone
Websitehttp://www.thephonies.net
MembersTom Stenman, Risto Lehtomaa, Joni Tiala, Pekka Hietalahti and Ville Keiski
Past membersTommi Lahtonen
Jukka Kääntä
Masi Isohanni
Jari-Pekka Kola
 
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The Phonies
The phonies.jpg
Risto Lehtomaa and Tom Stenman of the Phonies in Aug, 2004
Background information
OriginYkspihlaja, Kokkola, Finland
GenresAlternative rock, Indie rock, Psychedelic rock
Years active2002 to present
LabelsMotley, Money Laundry Records, Double D Records
Associated actsThe Refreshments (FIN), Mental Market, The Mies, Jeavestone
Websitehttp://www.thephonies.net
MembersTom Stenman, Risto Lehtomaa, Joni Tiala, Pekka Hietalahti and Ville Keiski
Past membersTommi Lahtonen
Jukka Kääntä
Masi Isohanni
Jari-Pekka Kola

The Phonies are a Finnish rock band formed in Ykspihlaja, Kokkola in 2002. The band's members are vocalist Tom Stenman, guitarist Risto Lehtomaa, and bassist Pekka Hietalahti. The Phonies is coupled around the songwriting partnership of Tom Stenman and Risto Lehtomaa, who have been working together since the late 1980s. In addition to The Phonies, Stenman and Lehtomaa are known from the late Finnish guitar pop band called The Refreshments, which released a few singles and one album during the 1990s. Indie critics highly acclaimed The Refreshments[1] attracted international attention and they made mini tour with UK indie band Mega City Four. The Refreshments broke up during the recording sessions of their second album. After a few years of musical separation this characteristic songwriter duo reunited in the form of The Phonies. The band developed a more organic musical style as they drifted away from the sound of power pop, helping to develop the characteristic rock sound which drew its strength from the 70's psychedelia and musical influences such as The Bevis Frond, Roky Erickson and Kevin Ayers.[2] Stenman's lyrics are known for being whimsical and somewhat cryptic. Stenman's soul-searching and intense vocals combined to Lehtomaa's sense of the style and melody forms the core of The Phonies music.[2][3]

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Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

TitleLabelDate of Release
Instant ElationMotleyNov 2004
Gran TourettesMoney LaundryJun 2006

Singles[edit]

TitleLabelDate of Release
GospelMoney LaundryMar 2006
The Phonies IIMoney LaundryFeb 2003
The Phonies IMoney LaundryMay 2002

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