Lapko is a Finnish alternate rock-band formed in 1996 by Ville Malja (acoustic guitar and vocals), Anssi Nordberg (bass), and Janne Heikkonen (drums). Both of these art-school dropouts and a metallic worker had been originally childhood close friends in the tiny city of Harjavalta. Prior to the starting point of their musical profession, the three spent a lot of their early years interested mainly in sports. Primarily inspired from the music group NOFX, Lapko quickly progressed from melodic punk rock and roll to a far more streamlined and extreme alternative rock audio, with affects from rings like Device, Helmet, and Placebo. Known for his or her energetic live shows, their 1st EP took quite a while to form, however the energy of their displays was partly captured within the self-released YOUR PERSONAL K.O. from 2003. It captivated immediate curiosity, and their 1st full-length CD adopted the next yr. The Hands was documented for a little upstart label but offered briskly and obtained the music group a very much wider pursuing. Radio play, explosive concerts, and voluminous essential accolades resulted in a agreement with Fullsteam Information. The band’s sophomore record, Scandal (2006), quickly increased to the very best of the graphs. The music group then began touring Finland aggressively, along with brief stabs on the worldwide market across European countries and in the U.S. Their 2007 follow-up record, Young Desire, continuing their upwards trajectory, attaining wide critical acceptance and again increasing to the very best from the Finnish graphs.