By: Spacelab Research Staff
When Bloc Party meets post-punk with a love of punctuation and songs named as numbers, you've started to stumble upon ¡Forward, Russia!. The band has just signed a deal with Mute Records to get a full-on release on the North American continent, after releasing their album in the UK on their own label Dance to the Radio.
No they're not from Russia, and they look more back in musical time than forward. And that whole upside down exclamation point might get dropped just to add all of the confusion it can cause in the age of Google.
The music is real and visceral, with roots in dark 80's UK sounds. They've been called anything from dance-punk to to post-punk to math rock. The one thing everybody seems to agree on is that the sound is explosive and the music is addictive.
¡Forward, Russia! has seen tremendous exposure in 2006, with two top 40 hits in the UK, alongside a performance at the South By Southwest Music Festival and a lot of blogging coverage.
Mute Records will release the album Give Me A Wall in September of 2006 in the US and Canada.