I hope 2015 has started well for you and whatever you do with it – enjoy it.
New Year Ninety 2015 – 60 to 51
The New Year Ninety continues with 60 to 51 for the 2015 chart run down.
60. The Vegetables (Japan)
59. Pretty Solitude (Sweden)
Vanity – Pretty Solitude is available on iTunes.*
58. Ease Up (USA)
Ease Up – Ease Up is available on iTunes.*
57. Blast Unit Moscow (Russia)
Krisiz of Genre – Blast Unit Moscow is available on iTunes.*
56. Palace (England) – (Now known as Para Alta)
55. Candy Darling (England)
54. Mashrou’ Leila (Lebanon)
53. Dorsal Fins (Australia)
Monday Tuesday – Single – Dorsal Fins is available on iTunes.*
52. Little Hurricane (USA)
Homewrecker – Little Hurricane is available on iTunes.*
51. Death Valley Sleepers (Denmark)
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April seems to be a popular month for releases – Blast Unit Moscow from Russia have a new LP Krizis Of Genre set for release in that month.
Blast Unit Moscow – Footsteps In The Snow
You get the feeling that The Russian Orthodox Church and Stalin – sorry for the typo I meant Putin are itching to do a Pussy Riot on Blast Unit Moscow, yet these guys have learnt precisely where the line is flexible. I for one am pleased that this a a group of musicians who can continue to demonstrate, whilst the bureaucrats don’t quite know how to handle it. A kind of Winston Smith of the 2010’s, though as an analogy as you will know by 1984 the ending isn’t quite as desired, so one hopes it never progresses beyond the 3/4 stage of the novel.
Whilst I like the song, I am more enjoying the fact that during the middle of Sochi – Blast Unit Moscow inform the wider world of Krizis Of Genre – along with the graphics and provocative title for Footsteps In The Snow the red pen is hovering in the Kremlin tonight…..
The more I come across Blast Unit Moscow the more I like them and the more saddened I am that they are only ever the support act for label funded Western Bands touring Russia not vice-versa – they deserve far better.
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Blast Unit Moscow a rock band from – well you guessed it Moscow in Russia is Nash (Vocals / Guitar), Misha (Lead Guitar / Vocals), Dima (Bass / Vocals), Seva (Keyboards / Synth) and Vlado (Drums / Vocals).
Blast Music Moscow
How many times have you heard the platitude that music transcends international boundaries? Perhaps someone could explain to me why Blast Unit Moscow do not feature in the UK / USA charts repeatedly and gain continual mainstream radio play? The answer is they are based in Moscow, not the UK or USA. A regular ‘must have’ feature as a support act to well established bands heading out to Russia, this is an injustice all by itself.
You will have gathered from the introduction that Blast Unit Moscow have something of a radio friendly sound so you may be pondering why I am asking you to spend a moment with the band. Whilst it is a tad gentle on the ears, these are far from wallpaper tracks. Combining ’60s Brit Blues with a ’70s new wave refocus the quintent manage to deliver music which is at once familiar yet don’t appear to be badly penned parodies as they add a zest of energy and top notch composition to deliver an ambience that is exactly what is needed for a ‘friends round, because that is what you do with friends’ – evening.
Despite my particularly unhelpful response to an initial introduction, my thanks to Edd (their Manager) for following up and I do hope Blast Unit Moscow finds themselves gaining the far higher profile and success they deserve in 2014, when of course I will once again be moaning to updates that as they are now on a Major Label I am not sure why they are bothering me with their emails, but hey, such is life, these guys deserve the break to a much larger distribution channel.
When the Music Is Over – Single – Blast Unit Moscow is available on iTunes*
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