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 bonvoyagerecordings.com. (http://www.bonevoyagerecordings.com/)
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”.