Laika & The Cosmonauts
Surf combo founded in Helsinki, Finland 1987 by Mikko Lankinen (guitar), Janne Haavisto (drums), Matti Pitsinki (organ and guitar) and Tom Nyman (bass). Their first album "C'mon Do The Laika" was released in 1988. The band gained recognition first in the United States, where they released three original CDs plus a compilation of earlier material. They have toured the U.S. six times, including as opener for Ministry on their "Filth Pig" tour.