Article by KevW
For a site that covers both a lot of shoegaze music, and also a lot of bands from eastern Europe, we haven't featured Russia's Pinkshinyultrablast nearly enough. That said, we had a sabbatical from summer 2014 to summer 2015, and their debut album was released slap bang in the middle of that, so we missed the build-up, release and subsequent press attention. So good are they though, that there's little chance of second effort 'Grandfeathered' not getting the coverage it deserves on these virtual pages. The psychedelic swirl of first single 'Kiddy Pool Dreams' was on our playlist for October, and now we have another new tune.
The album's second single 'The Cherry Pit' contains plenty more of those sharp and scuzzy guitars, with a sweet melody and vocal wrapped up in the barbed wire of the music. This feels a bit more experimental then some of their material, taking the classic shoegaze sound and turning it into a different kind of noise, one that's both abrasive and raw, but soft and ethereal in the centre. So that's two excellent tracks already, and it's looking like 'Grandfeathered' will keep the momentum building when it arrives on February 26th. We're pleased not to be letting any of this pass us by this time around.
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