Thursday, September 07, 2006

¡Forward, Russia!: Album Hits The States

Northern England's ¡Forward, Russia! have been throwing everyone for a loop that past couple of years. During an age where everyone has been repping Wire and The Fall, but this four-piece comes off as a 21st century update of Fugazi -- the band is urgent and their guitars wail out of control. Their live shows are best described as intense, with the band translating their numerically-named songs in fevered fashion. I first wrote about the band last year and my opinion hasn't changed much since then.

Their debut Give Me A Wall drops in States via Mute Records on Sept. 19th.

10/25 Seattle Crocodile Cafe

10/26 Portland Dante's
10/28 Los Angeles Spaceland
10/30 San Francisco Cafe Du Nord

MySpace: ¡Forward, Russia!
Audio: "Thirteen"
Audio: "Nine"


Blogger Code Name: Ryan said...

Those t-shirts make the band look like cast-outs for a Wham! video shoot. What year is this?

10:56 AM EDT  
Anonymous Mr k said...

The t-shirts and the band are both ace.

3:53 PM EDT  
Blogger Beth said...

It's not like the shirts say "Choose Life". Ah George Michael, I heart you.

4:22 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a iFoward Russia! show in Allston, MA om November 28th at 9pm at Great Scotts. I went on the Great Scott site and saw them...

11:59 AM EST  

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