“The Cherry Pit” by Pinkshinyultrablast

Pinkshinyultrablast, a five­piece band from Saint ­Petersburg, Russia, are set to release their second album Grandfeathered on February 26th. Their debut album, Everything Else Matters released at the beginning of 2015. Around the first album the band were quoted as saying “we realised the local indie scene was totally boring and wanted to play something radically different.” The vision of achieving notoriety outside of Russia has been integral to the band’s philosophy.

Grandfeathered is a more experimental listen compared with the debut album: it’s the sound of a band unafraid to try new things and embrace those fine lines between visceral noise and restrained subtlety. The band takes their name from an Astrobrite album, an act who were, according to the band, instrumental in how they “researched spaces between ambient, heavy guitar and pop music”.