Finnish symphonic metal group with pop rock tendencies founded in 2001 by Johanna Salomaa (vocals, violin), nicknamed Jonsu, Heini Säisä (bass), Sirkku Karvonen (keyboards), Jenny Julia Mandelin (guitar) and Laura Häkkänen (drums). Jani Jalonen of Sony Music became interested in the group, and a recording contract was signed 2003. Indica’s first album, ‘Ikuinen virta’ was released in 2004. It has since sold platinum in Finland.
Indica’s second record ‘Tuuliset tienoot’ was released in the Autumn of 2005 and went on to sell over 20,000 discs, and the third album ‘Kadonnut puutarha’ was released in Spring 2007.
Indica supported Nightwish during their Scandinavian tour 2007 in which they performed English versions of their songs. Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish produced their next album, ‘Valoissa’ (2008), while many of the songs employed the orchestral talents of Pip Williams and the literary talents of their lyrics collaborator Rory Winston. The band was also added to the line-up for Nightwish’s 2nd half of the Dark Passion Play Tour with Pain.
The band’s first English album, ‘A Way Away’, was released June 2, 2010. It is a CD of English reinterpretations of some previously published compositions. In January 2014, the band released the album ‘Akvaario’, simultaneously released in English with the title ‘Shine’. On October 15, 2014, guitarist Jenny left the band.
On 22 August 2017, Indica posted a picture on their official Facebook page of the band in the studio, with the caption, “Here we go again!” This had led to speculation that the band may have a new album in the works.
During their live shows, they have performed Wuthering Heights, although no studio recording of their version exists.
- Indica (Finnish band). Wikipedia, retrieved 8 September 2018.