Pinkshinyultrablast, Russia’s finest export, have announced their third album ‘Miserable Miracles’ and track ‘Dance AM’ – and you can listen to it now on the Fantasy Premier League playlist.
The band have also announced an extensive UK tour to coincide this and the 10-year anniversary of their very first show.
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).
The band, who have seen great critical and commercial success since their debut album ‘Everything Else Matters’ and follow-up ‘Grandfeathered’, have been compared to 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 80s/early 90s 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.
Pinkshinyultrablast played their first ever show at the Money Honey Club in Saint Petersburg in February 2008 and, after spending the following years crafting their sound, they were finally able to bring their unique project to the UK supporting Moon Duo at Village Underground and performing a session with Lauren Lavern at BBC6 Music.
On ‘Miserable Miracles’ Lyubov’s delicate vocals soar effortlessly above haunting ambience and ethereal embellishments complimented by driving motor beats, with the likes of ‘Dance AM’ highlighting newer synth-pop influences.
Pinkshinyultrablast are Lyubov – vocals, Rustam – synths and electronics and Roman – guitars.