22 Pistepirkko

Café Westend, 2011

Even though we had already worked with a whole lot of Swedish bands, several Danish bands and one Norwegian band, it took us quite a while till we finally caught up with a Finnish one. 22-Pistepirkko show up in Vienna and if it was not so cold, the trio would have picked Hundertwasserhaus as a backdrop for their filming session. This way the band drops by some classy café next to their hotel. Assumingly the people in the café won’t be the audience of 22-Pistepirkkos nightly show, yet an elderly lady is pleased by these charismatic musicians and starts to joke with bassist Asko Keränen. He then joins his brother P-K Keränen and their bandmate Espe Haverinen for an atmospheric performance of their new songs „UFO Girl“ and „Rodeo Heart“. However, if you are up to discover some more Finnish non-Metal bands, you will enjoy 22-Pistepirkko’s label (

Sarah Brugner
Sound Recording
Matthias Leihs
Post production
Sarah Brugner

Café Westend

The classy Café Westend opened on the threshold to the 20th century at the corner of Vienna’s longest shopping street Mariahilfer Straße and busy Gürtel street. Just a stone’s throw away from Westbahnhof, Westend invites travellers, commuters and many other people to relax while sipping a cup of coffee, lean back with a good newspaper and observe other people hurrying by when eating at a table next to the huge windows. The interior has not changed a lot in the last century: exceedingly high ceilings with art nouveau stuc, simple wooden chairs and cosy settees, round marmoreal desks and lead crystal lustres; even the waiters – in their tradition tailcoats – can be called with the erstwhile quite popular, but now more and more out of use “Herr Ober”.