LOVERDRIVE

Punk TV

Release date: 
01/01/2009

Brilliant new album from Russia's Punk TV. It would not be an overstatement to say that Punk TV are the most-talked-about independent band of 2009 in Russia. Originally from Siberia, Punk TV formed in early 2004 by three friends and musicians (Alex, Volodya and Kostya), before relocating to Moscow two years later.

The band's discography spans over 5 years with 3 full-length releases, a 2005 debut ("Punk TV"), a follow-up in 2007 ("Music For The Broken Keys") and this year's sensation “Loverdrive”. Punk TV promptly grabbed the attention of Russian music press who did not hesitate to call them "the best indie-band of the country".

Their sound is soft, yet at the same time dynamic, with diffused chord structures and melodies of electronic romanticism - a mixture of air and movement with guitar riffs, solid rhythm, and infectious vocals. During the four years of Punk TV's existence critics compared their sound to My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth and New Order.

Influences aside, having performing live at several major Russian and European festivals the band was dubbed as the "Russian Chemical Brothers." Russian edition of Rolling Stone described the sound of Punk TV as "cool," "fresh" and "driving". In the year 2007 they toured UK twice, gigged all over Russia, Ukraine and the Baltic States, supported "The Rapture" and "Happy Mondays" at their major Moscow shows.

The band toured extensively throughout the last year. They released a white label EP "Sunderground" from the forthcoming new album and finally they returned to UK to headline the Indietracks Festival. New album "Loverdrive" – the most loud and the same time lyrical –was released by Fusion records (Moscow) in March on CD and digitally worldwide.

Available exclusively in the UK from Northern Star Records.

Price: £4.99