Pinkshinyultrablast are made up of Lyubov on vocals, Rustam on synths and electronics and Roman on guitars and are in fact in my opinion Russia’s finest musical export. Luckily for us they have shared their excellent new floaty-dreampop single ‘In The Hanging Gardens’ with us, ahead of its 23rd February release on limited edition 10” vinyl. You can check it out here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwYh6RmvLwE and if you like it, you can purchase it here: http://store.clubac30.com/products/605234-pinkshinyultrablast-in-the-hanging-gardens
The band have also announced an extensive UK tour, which takes in an intimate date at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar in Brighton on Friday 11th May. A week prior to the gig on Friday 4th May, the band are set to release their eagerly anticipated third album entitled ‘Miserable Miracles’, via the Club AC30 label in the UK.
With vocalist Lyubov recently moving to LA, the band have been exploring new ways of composing and collaborating. Partnered with a line-up refinement, the new material sees Pinkshinyultrablast go down a more electronic path while experimenting with new sounds and genres (including inspiration from Japanese pop such as Chiemi Manabe and Yellow Magic Orchestra).
Originally hailing from a city more synonymous with the State Conservatory than a gang of shoegaze addicts, the band have nevertheless seen great critical and commercial success since their debut album ‘Everything Else Matters’ and follow-up ‘Grandfeathered’. They’ve been compared to bands such as Lush but this is no mere throwback tribute – due to their sharp, icy electronics and ability to subvert the genre, bringing something new to the table. They possess not only the spirit of late 80’s/early 90’s British bands like Cocteau Twins, but also machine-made sounds of the same era from Sabres Of Paradise or Global Communication, not to mention wider vibrations like Cluster, Popul Vuh, Terry Riley and Philip Glass.
‘In The Hanging Gardens’ oozes delicate vocals that soar effortlessly above a haunting ambience and the ethereal embellishments are complimented by a driven beat. It’s the perfect track to showcase the band’s new, more electronic direction and while retaining their signature quirkiness, there’s another layer of experimentation here.
Pre-order ‘In The Hanging Gardens’ – http://clubac30.limitedrun.com/products/605234
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST – TOUR DATES
Wednesday 2nd May – Broadcast GLASGOW
Thursday 3rd May – The Cluny NEWCASTLE
Friday 4th May – Band on the Wall MANCHESTER
Saturday 5th May – Castle and Falcon BIRMINGHAM
Tuesday 8th May – Thekla BRISTOL
Thursday 10th May – Tufnell Park Dome LONDON
Friday 11th May – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar BRIGHTON
Saturday 12th May – Buyer’s Club LIVERPOOL
Sunday 13th May – Brudenell Social Club LEEDS
Tuesday 15th May – The Plug SHEFFIELD
Order your Brighton concert tickets here: https://www.seetickets.com/event/pinkshinyultrablast/sticky-mikes-frog-bar/1175993
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