Pussy Riot & Dave Sitek – Bad Apples – Video

The US based element, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, of the Russian originating agit-rock collective Pussy Riot released the single Bad Apples on the 9th.

Pussy Riot - Bad Apples

Pussy Riot

A collective first featured back in 2012 and featured regularly ever since. News arose late last month that two of the collective were detained in Crimea for a few days.

Currently on a month long tour in the USA with one date in Mexico – the video for Bad Apples was released as part of the International Women’s Day of the 8th.

Bad Apples – Single – Pussy Riot & Dave Sitek is available on iTunes.*

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Pussy Riot – Straight Outta Vagina – Video

The Russian agit-rock collective Pussy Riot first featured in 2012.

Pussy Riot - Straight Outta Vagina

Pussy Riot

Although not the same core – with Maria Alekhina now pursuing more of the performance arts origin of Pussy RiotNadezhda Tolokonnikova who also spent sixteen months in prison for the Punk Prayer performance in February 2012 – does still, from time to time reveal new material in conjunction with other musicians.

With clear reference, though a larger message than purely US politics – or as Nadezhda puts it –

‘This song could be considered an answer to Trump. But I believe the idea of powerful female sexuality is much bigger than any populist megalomaniac man… Vagina is bigger than Trump….’.

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New Year Ninety 2015 – 40 to 31

The eclectic range of musical styles that appears on Emerging Indie Bands is reflected in the readers choice of bands for the New Year Ninety 2015 in the section 40 – 31.

New Year Ninety - The best independent music

New Year Ninety – The best independent music

40. The Tommy Drums (England)

39. CNGRTS (Germany)

Cngrts – Single – Cngrts is available on iTunes.*

38. A Venus Fly Trap (Macedonia)

37. Social Arcadia (USA)

36. Irmandade Eletrorgânica (Brazil)

35. The Rapports (England)

34. Pussy Riot (Russia)

33. Bent.vi (Brazil)

32. Limbo (Portugal)

31. Le Galaxie (Ireland)

Carmen [feat. MayKay] – Single – Le Galaxie is available on iTunes.*

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Blast Unit Moscow – Footsteps In The Snow – Video

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

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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