Kemopetrol is a Finnish band from Helsinki combining traditional, moody pop sounds with intriguing modern esthetics.
Guitarist Marko Soukka and keyboard player Kalle Koivisto founded Kemopetrol in November 1998, originally as an ambient music project. Vocalist Laura Närhi joined the band in January 1999, followed by drummer Teemu Nordman and bassist Kari Myöhänen later same year.
Kemopetrol’s first single Child Is My Name was released at the end of 1999 and was a breakthrough success. In 2000, their debut album Slowed Down was released.