Thursday, November 16, 2006

!Forward, Russia!

Tom Woodhead (vocals/synth), Rob Canning (bass), Katie Nicholls (drums), and Whiskas (guitar) create the angst-ridden post-punk-inspired sound of ¡Forward, Russia! Formerly of Black Helicopters, Canning and Woodhead joined siblings Nicholls and Whiskas in their native Leeds, England, in 2004 to form the indie rock quartet and their own label, Dance to the Radio. ¡Forward, Russia! toured the U.K. incessantly during their first year together while also issuing their debut, a split single with This Et Al, in spring 2005. "Nine" sold out in just one week and BBC Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq immediately hyped ¡Forward, Russia!'s frantic energy on his 6 Music station. "Thirteen/Fourteen" followed in August and did equally well, but ¡Forward, Russia! landed in the U.K. Top 40 with "Twelve" and the "Nine" reissue in early 2006. That spring, ¡Forward, Russia! joined the Automatic, the Long Blondes, Howling Bells, and Boy Kill Boy for the NME New Music Tour. Give Me a Wall marked their LP debut in May; its stateside release for Mute followed in September.

!Forward, Russia! delivers pretty amazing sound loaded with an incredible amount of energy. It's Highly Recommended!

!Forward, Russia! - Four
!Forward, Russia! - Nine (Napoleon IIIrd Remix)
!Forward, Russia! - Eighteen (Video)
!Forward, Russia! @ MySpace

20 Minute Loop - Yawn + House = Explosion !!!
Nellie McKay - Pretty Little Head !!!
The Streets - The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living
Belle & Sebastian - If You Are Feeling Sinister + Dear Catastrophy Waitress
Jack Johnson - On & On + Brushfire Fairtales
Global Communication - 76:14
Prozzak - Hot Show + Saturday People
Kelis - Tasty
Kenna - New Sacred Cow
Snake River Conspiracy - Sonic Jihad
The Dissociatives - The Dissociatives
Of Montreal - Satanic Panic In The Attic
The Shins - Chutes To Narrow
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Micheal Andrews - Me And You And Everyone We Know (OST)
VA - Beatles Regrooved
From Monument To Masses, God Speed You Black Emperor, Cat Power, Kasabian, etc.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay! ¡Forward, Russia! are absolutely awesome, good to see ya spreading the word.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guys are great...
Forward, Russia - excellent choice!!!

7:21 PM  
Blogger C.MAC said...

I love this site. I hope it's fine that I link to it...

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Number said...

Great choice! Forward Russia rule. Apart from cancelling a concert at the last minute here in Portugal - :D - that part's not so interesting - still, great album.

6:30 PM  
Anonymous alley al said...

thanks for the free music

10:38 PM  

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