Indica – Finnish band
Indica is a Finnish band, performing rock, pop, and metal music. The group was formed in Helsinki in 2001. Today, the lineup includes four people, Johanna "Jonsu" Salomaa (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Heini Säisä (bass guitar and back vocals), Laura Häkkänen (back vocals and guitar), and Sirkku Karvonen (keyboards, clarinet, and back vocals). The fifth founder of the band was Jenny Mandelin. She played the guitar and the violin. However, the artist left Indica in 2014.
In 2001, the group was noticed by the manager Peter Kokljuschin. He helped them collaborate with Jani Jalonen from Sony Music, with which Indica signed a contract.
In 2004, the group released its debut LP, Ikuinen virta. The albums stayed on the 4th position of the national chart Finnish Top 40 for 29 weeks. The most popular songs from the LP were “Valehtelen”, “Saalistaja”, “Scarlett”, “Onnen kartano”, and “Lasienkeli”.
A year later, the artists recorded the next LP, Tuuliset tienoot. It appeared on the 12th position of Finish Top 40 and featured such local hits as “Vuorien taa”, “Pidä kädestä”, “Lapsuuden metsä”, “Tuuliset tienoot”, and “Häkkilintu”.