We wanted to do something big and cool for our show on the #UMK14 final on Saturday. UMK being the equivalent of the Finnish Eurovision of course. So we are in the final that takes place on one of the biggest venues in Finland, Barona Arena. And just like the previous rounds, this one will be aired on Finnish National TV.

Last time we rehearsed a few new stage moves but this time we wanted to go bigger! […] Read more!

Otto pääsi Susijengiin



Uuden Musiikin Kilpailun finaali lähestyy! Tänä lauantaina pääsen soittamaan isoimman keikkani ikinä, kun vedetään meidän kisabiisi Shining Bright liveyleisölle Barona Areenalla. Unohtamatta kotikatsomoita TV2:n äärellä! Tätä varten on tehty töitä viime vuodesta saakka, ja homma on loppurutistuksia vaille valmis.

Meidän ja muidenkin kisaajien vaatteet on herättäny huomiota ympäriinsä. Risut ja ruusut menee tietty UMK-stylisteille, joiden kanssa mekin ollaan välillä tukkanuottasilla. Mutta hyvässä hengessä tietty! Toisaalta mulla on ollut kokoajan aika helppoa, koska oon pitänyt kaikissa lähetyksissä omia paitoja päällä. […] Read more!

Shining Bright Chords And Guitar Tabs



Earlier we gave you the lyrics of MadCraft – Shining Bright and this time you’ll get the chords and lead guitar tabs!

Jesse wrote down the chords like a pro

MadCraft – Shining Bright Chords

And here’s my guess for the lead guitar

MadCraft – Shining Bright – Guitar Tabs

Even though I don’t care about the note editions myself, here’s one with the notes also

MadCraft – Shining Bright – Guitar Tabs with Notes

Remember that you can download our MadCraft app from the App Store for free! […] Read more!

We made it!



We just want to tell you guys once again. #teamMadCraft you are amazing!

For those of you wondering our endless waves of spam (mostly in Finnish, sorry about that!) on Facebook and Twitter. We performed in the UMK semifinal last night on Finnish national TV. UMK being the equivalent of the Finnish Eurovision of course.

Photo: Tiia Santavirta |

And guess what!? We made it! We did it! All of us! We are in the final that takes place next Saturday. […] Read more!

Thank You Kamppi!



We played an acoustic set at the Kamppi Center in downtown Helsinki. It was amazing to see a lot of you people there. Thank you for coming! And thanks goes out to the people working for Kamppi for letting us play there. Hope we get to do it again sometime soon!

Here’s a video of Shining Bright from Kamppi.

And hey! Don’t forget to vote us for the #UMK14 final and watch us on YLE TV2 tonight at 9pm Finnish time. […] Read more!

MadCraft iPhone app updated



Our official iPhone app got an update today. The amazing people around the internet have been translating the lyrics of Shining Bright into a bunch of different languages and dialects.

The app now includes lyrics in English, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Croatian, Romania, German, Slovenian and French. Besides that there are a couple funny Finnish dialects mixed in there.

A huge thanks to everyone contributing translations so far! If you know how to translate the lyrics into some other language, join in and we’ll add them in future updates. […] Read more!

It’s up to YOU now!

semifinaali_profiilikuvaWe made it! We are in the UMK (Finnish Eurovision) semifinal. And it’s all thanks to all of you! Everyone who voted and everyone tweeting and sharing as a part of #teamMadCraft. You guys are the best!

In the semifinal it’s all about the people’s vote. No judge votes at all. So it’s our time now! Let’s take this thing all the way!

Our competition number has gone from two ones to just a single solitary one. […] Read more!

Support #teamMadCraft! Vote for 11!!!

fb_profiilikuvaOur heat for qualifications in UMK is next Saturday and that means you can already start voting. If you live in Finland you can vote by phone call, sms or online. You’ll find the info for voting in Finnish at our UMK site.

We’ve also received a pretty awesome and funny James Bond style remix of Shining Bright. If you want to create your own remix of the song, you can download the remixpack of the song here. […] Read more!

Shining Bright 007 Remix

We gave the instrument and vocal tracks for Shining Bright to a selected group of active people so they could make all kinds of cool stuff with it. Here’s the first thing we got out of it.

So it’s a James Bond style remix of the song by Toni Nummela. Now, how cool is that?!

Maybe we should’ve done it like that the begin with 😀

I know we have more coming. If you would like to create your own remix of the song please contact us at madcraft (at) or send a message on our Facebook page and we’ll send you the tracks. […] Read more!

Less Than Jake – See The Light



There’s been one album that has been Spinning on my Spotify more than anything else the past few days. And surprisingly enough it’s a ska album.

Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against horns in music and I enjoy those bad-ass big band arrangements in rock songs as well as an occasional Earth, Wind & Fire type of stuff. But when it comes to Ska Punk, my playlist starts and ends with Goldfinger’s Superman. […] Read more!