Nordic four-piece Liima have premiered the video for their debut single ‘Amerika’, from their forthcoming album ‘ii’, out on March 18.
The short film was directed by Olivier Groulx and filmed on America’s west coast in Palmdale, CA. It was shot entirely on smart phones and features all four members of Liima.
The Finnish word for ‘glue’, Liima was formed by Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö plus Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg of Danish act Efterklang.
Ii features songs written in Finland, Berlin, Istanbul and Madeira during four week-long residencies, each place influencing the sound, sometimes literally through field recording and sampling. Every residency ended with a live concert, performing the freshly written songs in front of an audience.