The Australian indie pop octet Architecture in Helsinki hails from Fitzroy, Melbourne and counts multi-instrumentalists Cameron Bird, James Cecil, Gus Franklin, Isobel Knowles, Jamie Mildren, Sam Perry, Tara Shackell and Kellie Sutherland among its ranks. The band's musical arsenal is even bigger than its roster, featuring instruments as diverse as analog synths and samplers, glockenspiel, tuba, clarinet and recorder along with the more predictable drums, bass and guitar. Architecture in Helsinki began playing in 2000, crafting a mix of indie, electronic and pop that they recorded and occasionally performed live. The collective began recording its debut album, Fingers Crossed, in 2002 in a variety of places ranging from beach houses to proper studios. The Apples in Stereo, led by guitarist/vocalist Robert Schneider, are considered to be the indie-rock flag wavers of sunny pop.
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