Interview With Joel Hokka Of Blind Channel

Blind Channel is a post-hardcore band from Finland. The band define their music as violent pop. The band was formed in the early 2013.

The Finnish Grammy (2019) nominees and since formation have gone on to perform at Wacken Open Air and on tours with Amaranthe, Enter Shikari, All That Remains, and Simple Plan.

Additionally, Blind Channel recently represented Finland and performed their single “Dark Side”, one of the most streamed Finnish songs of 2021 so far, for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 this past May, finishing in sixth place for the contest. The track currently has over 4.6 million views on YouTube and over 34 million streams on Spotify. The track went number #1 of the charts in Finland and reached platinum status in their home country.

It was a pleasure to speak to Joel Hokka about the new single “Balboa” and much more about the band. Check out the below YouTube video for the complete coverage.

Music Videos

The Band:

Joel Hokka – vocals, guitar
Niko Moilanen – vocals
Joonas Porko – guitar
Olli Matela – bass
Tommi Lalli – drums
Aleksi Kaunisvesi – samples, percussion, DJ