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★ SHORTPARIS (RU) ★ The best of New Russian Wave ★ Post Punk ★
FORMED IN ST.PETERSBURG IN 2012. IRRATIONAL, SPASTIC DANCE GROOVE BORDERLINES SOMEWHERE BETWEEN DARK ELECTRO, POST-PUNK, EXPERIMENTAL NOISE AND ACOUSTIC CHANSON, COMBINED WITH THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES.
Catharsis. Salvation. Shortparis.
This audacious dance groove, fusing dark electronica, post-punk, noise and chanson, is irresistibly catchy.
Anchored in the decadent aesthetic of the labyrinths of the Russian soul, with French or even English lyrics,
it erases the line between concert and theatre. The audience includes Ian Curtis, Siouxsie Sioux, Blixa Bargeld, Peter Murphy and Nick Cave. Ian is dancing in a corner by himself, Siouxsie is pouring red wine over the front rows, Blixa and Nick are doing the tango, Peter is booking tickets to Russia.
Vocals – Nikolay Komiagin
Guitar, Synthesizer – Aleksandr Galianov
Drums, Sampling – Pavel Lesnikov
Guitar, Bass, Accordion – Aleksandr Ionin
Drums, Percussion – Danila Kholodkov
”Amazing Russian band who combine a post industrial electronic
throb with a haunting falsetto vocal, guitars, Belgian new beat and
soundtrack into a compelling and brilliant whole. Their music is
full of groundbreaking action and intensity and a dark and melancholic
danger, they are the post darkwave, they have the songs and the
charisma to fill the Depeche Mode stadium circuit, they sound like the
21st century now, they make electronics sound warm and human and full
of vim and fuck and the singer does these wild sex dances that part
hypnotise the audience and part terrify them. In short Shortparis are
the band of the moment.
This is a true death disco – a post-industrial dark and thrilling
ride on the dark side that you can dance to. A thrilling combination
of electronics and post-punk deconstruction with operatic vocals”.
__THEY ARE 2018. __THEY ARE THE NOW_. JOHN ROBB, LOUDERTHANWAR.
“Your live set blew me away”
_Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6 Music_
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