Our Story

Imagine stunning, catchy melodies, fresh anthemic poprock sound with a touch of electro elements. Seinäjoki (Finland) based alt rock / pop band, has a story to tell of their irregular ordinary life. Planet Case was founded on this dream in 2015 by five college students Aleksi Yli-Sissala (vocals), Aapo Hakala (drums), Otto Nyyssölä (bass), Teemu Hakala (guitar & keys) and Tuomas Kätkänaho (guitar).

In the vein of Imagine Dragons, M83 and The 1975 the quintet released their debut single, Perfect Sound, in September 2015. The song was supported right from the start by the new music shows of the national radios. In May 2016, following the success, Planet Case released their second single, Universe & I, started playing shows around Finland and connected with their fans. Growing fanbase and inspiring tastemaker reviews on the radio encouraged the group to release their third single Satellites in November 2016. The single received radio, online and Spotify support helping it quickly to gain the attention of their potential international audience. In June 2017 Planet Case was the opening act of Provinssi, one of the biggest rock/pop festivals in Finland.

In May 2018, Planet Case released their debut EP ‘Simple Thoughts’ which was warmly welcomed by several international tastemakers such as 1883 Magazine, Vents Magazine and Subba Cultcha. The lead singles of the EP ‘Same Old Blood’ and ‘Average’ hit both top 10 of Spotify Finland’s Viral 50 list while they were playlisted by several new music playlists by Spotify. Also, Radio Fritz (Berlin, Germany), YleX (Finland) and YleX3M (Finland) radio channels played the singles in their new music shows. In addition ‘Average’ was playlisted by Radio YleX3M which was the first radio playlisting of the band.

In September-October 2018, Planet Case supported Satellite Stories’ farewell tour in Finland and played at Lost in Music festival.

In January 2019, Planet Case released their latest single, ‘Chemical’ which was immediately playlisted on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlists in the Nordic countries. The ‘song’ was also played by Radio Fritz, YleX and several international radio stations, playlisted by Radio YleX3M and featured on international music blogs. Currently, Planet Case is writing new music.


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TUOMAS

Tuomas, or ”Business Case”, is the CEO of Planet Case. Together with Aapo and Otto he has a strong influence on the songs and soundscape of the group. If someone keeps telling you “Let me tell you…”, it’s probably Tuomas. He might be the most productive member of the band as he dreams of disposing all the idle time...sounds like a funny guy!? He is!

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ALEKSI

Aleksi, or ”Allu” as friends call him, is a multitalent playing a variety of instruments and sports. Sometimes he tests others’ nerves with his inefficient attitude, but in fact he gives a lot of attention to the things he loves. He is a charming and considerate gentleman with a catchy voice – no wonder why girls love him.

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OTTO

Otto, or ”Bass Case”, is the emotional heart of the group who has written most of the songs of Planet Case. He is the band’s most likely candidate for being late or turning a discussion into an argument. Otto often tells other band members that he has an idea worth of trying – not sure if he keeps telling that to girls too!?

 
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AAPO

Aapo, also known as the ”Lazy Lucy” of the group who instead of problems often focuses on solutions and innovations. And most of the time he finds them too! If you happen to find a pair of drum sticks or a set of keys, they are probably Aapo’s – please return them! He is losing a lot of stuff while he creates new songs with Otto.

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TEEMU

Teemu is the graphic artist and the lawyer of the band. Still, a man of his words. While he is very confident with his opinions Teemu often has some realism in his criticism. Actually, the band members often call him "Trollface". Teemu is a very busy guy, so if you see him and his guitar would you bring them to the gig, please?