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Pinkshinyultrablast look ahead to their second album with ‘The Cherry Pit’

St. Petersburg rabble Pinkshinyultrablast don’t hang about. Following up their 2015 debut ‘Everything Else Matters’ in quick succession, they release their second full-length album – ‘Grandfeathered’ – in February next year. The first real taste of what to expect comes in the shape of ‘The Cherry Pit,’ which we’re premiering here on DIY.

Shimmering, lush, and more looming than a neck-craning look up to the top of the Shard, ‘The Cherry Pit’ shares the same lofty ambition as the band’s previous efforts, and typically, their shoegazing sensibilities are carefully balanced with a knack for occasional minimalism; knowing just when to rein it back. Lyubov’s vocals skate atop uneasy, angular chimes, before colliding into a fish-slappingly sudden wall of reverb, getting lost and indistinguishable among the glittery sonic mud.

Pinkshinyultrablast are putting out 500 copies of their second album ‘Grandfeathered’ on what they’re calling ‘Ride The Sky’ vinyl LP, and another 500 copies on ‘Pinkle’. There’s also a regular digital download, if that’s your jam.

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Pinkshinyultrablast have a new single available titled  ‘Kiddy Pool Dreams’ due Out on Club AC30 on October 2nd

“A quiet riot of ethereal vocals and lustrous guitars. Pinkshinyultrablast a valid insight into young modern Russia via the early-90s Thames Valley.“Beautifully toned, unconventionally fast, a gutsy effort that makes a big impression” A complex but sumptuous confluence of mathy basslines and waves of melodic ecstasy.

“euphoric and latitudinous shoegaze” ,equal parts shoegaze and electronic art pop.

Hot on the success of their debut album ‘Everything Else Matters’ Pinkshinyultrablast, a five-piece band from Saint-Petersburg in Russia,  The band take their name from an Astrobrite album, an act who were, according to the band, instrumental in how they “researched spaces between ambient, heavy guitar and pop music” .The spaces are what stand out, the production creates a dream-like affair, while space to breathe and reflect on the beauty of the music is accommodated. There is sparseness to the album that in turn gives spaciousness, even expansiveness.

‘Kiddie Pool Dreams is indicative of a forthcoming album full of even more melodic gems and shimmering shoegaze – euphoric with spectral guitars, its sharp edged pop has a radiant charm. To celebrate the release of ‘Kiddy Pool Dreams’ the band will be embarking on a full UK tour on the dates below.

Pinkshinyultrablast are Igor – bass, Lyubov – vocals, Sergey – drums, Rustam – synths and electronics and Roman – guitars.

Pinkshinyultrablast – UK TOUR – AUTUMN 2015
September – 25th – LIVERPOOL – Psychfest –
psychfest.seetickets.com/event/liverp…rnace/856552
September – 27th – GLASGOW – Broadcast –
www.seetickets.com/event/psych-sun…roadcast/891185
September – 28th – NOTTINGHAM – Spankys –
www.alt-tickets.co.uk/pinkshinyultra…15-09-28-19-00
September – 29th – MANCHESTER – Night & Day
www.seetickets.com/event/pinkshiny…ight-day/898793
September – 30th – BIRMINGHAM – Institute Temple –
www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004EF5B2F76293
October – 1st – LEEDS – Brudenell –
www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk/whats-on/p…ltrablast/
October – 3rd – READING – Oakford Social – (FREE SHOW)

October – 4th – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach –
www.seetickets.com/event/pinkshiny…for-bach/898877
October – 5th – BRISTOL – Lantern –
www.alt-tickets.co.uk/pinkshinyultra…15-10-05-19-00
October – 6th – LONDON – XOYO –
www.seetickets.com/event/pinkshiny…ast/xoyo/877918
October – 7th – BRIGHTON – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar –
www.seetickets.com/event/pinkshiny…047?aff=id1safe
October – 8th – LEICESTER – Scholar Bar –
www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/pinkshiny…-tickets/188555
October – 9th – 11th – BOGNOR REGIS – Rockaway Beach Festival –
www.bigweekends.com/the-weekends/sp…away-beach.aspx

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Pinkshinyultrablast, are a five-piece band from Saint-Petersburg in Russia. Hailing from a city more synonymous with the State Conservatory rather than a gang of shoegaze addicts, they’ve 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 Ride, 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.

Disdain for a stagnant scene can often be a driving force of creativity; the band say of St Petersburg that, “we realized the local indie scene was totally boring and wanted to play something radically different.” That vision has been realized – this is a sound brimming with playful melody and finely-crafted songwriting. Imagine the scope of a Caribou record, fronted by Elizabeth Fraser soundtracking a grizzly Raskolnikov crime.

The band take their name from an Astrobrite album, an act who were, according to the band, instrumental in how they “researched spaces between ambient, heavy guitar and pop music.” The spaces are what stand out, the production creates a dream-like affair, while space to breathe and reflect on the beauty of the music is accommodated. There exists a sparseness to their sound, that, in turn gives spaciousness, even expansiveness. The album is full of melodic gems, rich with complexity, while underpinned with a beauty that both beguiles and entrances. Everything Else Matters evokes the spirit of bands like Slowdive and Cocteau Twins, but at the same time remaining undeniably modern.

Everything Else Matters is a co-release with Club AC30 in the UK in a limited edition of 600 copies worldwide with mp3 download. There will be unique colored vinyl per label — 300 copies on amber glitter for the US and 300 on starry sky glitter for the UK.

Pinkshinyultrablast are Igor – bass, Lyubov – vocals, Sergey – drums, Rustam – synths and electronics and Roman – guitars.

 

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Pinkshinyultrablast are a five piece from Russia’s St Petersburg whose artistic whim was to create something radically different from the “totally boring” local indie scene that surrounded them at home. If you carry any dreary, grey-stained stereotypes of what Russian rock is, prepare to have your imagination cremated by the euphoric and latitudinous shoegaze blend of their debut album, “Everything Else Matters”, which anchors itself somewhere between Cocteau Twins-ian atmosphere and the melodic glitter of a Polica record.

Inspired by a classic Astrobrite album that “researched spaces between ambient, heavy guitar and pop music”, the band preach their mantra via the juxtaposition of lead singer Lyubov’s tender female vocals against pure and epic waves of lush instrumentation. However, the real pay off comes from band member Rustam, whose contribution – labelled as “synths and electronics” – gives the entire thing the kind of kaleidoscopic melancholy that comes across like Andrew Weatherall mulling life over on a summer afternoon.

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Happy release day! This limited second pressing is selling fast:
Pinkshinyultrablast, are a  five-piece band from Saint-Petersburg in Russia, and set to release their debut album ‘Everything Else Matters’ in January 2015.

Hailing from a city more synonymous with the State Conservatory rather than a gang of shoegaze addicts, they’ve 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 Ride, 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

Disdain for a stagnant scene can often be a driving force of creativity; the band say of St Petersburg that, “we realised the local indie scene was totally boring and wanted to play something radically different”. That vision has been realised – this is an album brimming with playful melody and finely-crafted songwriting. Imagine the scope of a Caribou record, fronted by Elizabeth Fraser , The band take their name from an Astrobrite album, an act who were, according to the band, instrumental in how they “researched spaces between ambient, heavy guitar and pop music” .The spaces are what stand out, the production creates a dream-like affair, while space to breathe and reflect on the beauty of the music is accommodated. There is a sparseness to the album that in turn gives spaciousness, even expansiveness.