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30 seconds: Pinkshinyultrablast

Hailing from St Petersburg, Russian sonic architects Pinkshinyultrablast are helping bring the nineties shoegaze sound back into fashion. Check out their debut LP, Everything Else Matters.

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 17 Jun 2015
  • min read
Originally birthed in St Petersburg, Russian sonic architect Pinkshinyultrablast and their shoegazing sound are very much in step with the return of the likes of scene originators Ride and Slowdive.

At the same time, the group are helping the music reach new heights with their blend of spiralling guitars and pop hooks.

The five piece’s debut LP - Everything Else Matters - landed at the start of 2015 and has been picking up increasing amounts of plaudits as the year has progressed. It’s a fine statement of where the band’s collective head is at, drawing on the bleeps of classic Sabres of Paradise as much the ethereal guitar thunder of My Bloody Valentine or Lush.

The group were one of the highlights of the recent Great Escape conference and are playing their biggest headlining gig at XOYO in London later this year… we spend 30 seconds with them below…

We first started writing music because…
We felt the urge to do so.

We have been making music since…
2012, with current band members anyway.

Our music is…
What it is.

You'll like our music if you listen to…
The Cocteau Twins.

Our favourite venue is…
Too many good ones out there.

Music is important because…
It bypasses the rational.

Our biggest inspiration is…
The force of nature.

Our dream collaboration would be…
Daniel Lanois, Kurt Ballou, Udo, Todd Terje and Laetitia Sadier

To try us out, listen to our song…
Holy Forest.

If we weren’t making music we’d be…
Miserable.

In 10 years’ time we want to be…
Still making music.

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