Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Grandfeathered’

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‘Grandfeathered’, the latest album from Pinkshinyultrablast is now officially in our hands (thanks to Club AC30). The Russian quintet follow up ‘Everything Else Matters’ with a pummeling collection of densely layered dream pop, wall of sound shoegaze and post rock crescendos. The ethereal onslaught pushes to the brink! The ambitious compositions are full of right angles and unexpected break-downs that keep it from getting bogged down in its own mass. ‘Grandfeathered’ delivers the same fanfare that made Pinkshiny’s debut so memorable, only this time round it’s a harder and heavier beast!

 
Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Grandfeathered’ [Album Stream / Youtube]

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Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘The Cherry Pit’ [Video]

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Saint-Petersburg’s Pinkshinyultrablast give us their latest LP ‘Grandfeathered’ on February 26 via Club AC30! It’s a swift follow-up to last year’s stellar debut album, and may even top that effort. I’ve just had a first listen to the record and it’s full of massive tunes; epic, bold and very LOUD. You may have heard Pinkshiny’s single ‘The Cherry Pit’ before… but now you can see it…

 
Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘The Cherry Pit’ [Video]

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Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘The Cherry Pit’

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Pinkshinyultrablast deliver their epic new single ‘The Cherry Pit’ which contrasts crushing walls of sound with ethereal dream pop. The Russian quintet are sounding as epic and explosive as ever. The ‘Cherry Pit’ follows the lead single ‘Kiddy Pool Dreams’, both taken from their sophomore album ‘Grandfeathered’ (out via Club AC30 on February 26). The new album is expected to be far more diverse and experimental than their debut. Singer Lyubov noted that “hardcore, metal and afrobeat” were influences. I’m not sure what’s around the corner for the Pinkshiny’s but I imagine it’ll be an exciting record either way.

 
Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘The Cherry Pit’

Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Holy Forest (Waldeinsamkeit Remix)’ by Mahogany

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Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Kiddy Pool Dreams’

We knew it was coming but had no idea it would sound like this! Pinkshinyultrablast have posted their latest single ‘Kiddy Pool Dreams’ (available October 2 via Club AC30). The Saint-Petersburg five piece have come out swinging with a unique combination of dream pop and math rock, frenetic and totally unpredictable. Lyubov’s dreamy vocals take centre stage before being blasted into the background by angular guitars and an ambitious arrangement that spans six minutes. Pinkshinyultrablast aren’t afraid to shoot for the stars, and that’s why we love ’em! It’ll be interesting to see how this intensity plays out over their next full length. Pick up the frosted vinyl here.

 
Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Kiddy Pool Dreams’

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Pinkshinyultrablast Announce UK Tour And Single

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Pinkshinyultrablast will tour throughout the United Kingdom this September (kicking off at Liverpool Psych Fest) and continuing til the Rockaway Beach Festival in October (see details at FB). Plus, the Russian dream poppers have announced that a new single called ‘Kiddy Pool Dreams’ will be out on October 2 (via Club AC30). Perhaps it’ll be pressed on transparent, wee-yellow vinyl. Get it!? Kiddy pool. Okay… moving on. Earlier this month Pinkshiny’s hit up Red Bull for an interview and some live sessions, check that out below.

 
Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Holy Forest’ [Live] (Redbull Stripped Sessions)

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Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Everything Else Matters’

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Pinkshinyultrablast have delivered their debut LP ‘Everything Else Matters’ featuring the singles ‘Umi’ and ‘Holy Forest’. Following our chat last month, it’s time to take a closer look at the album (streaming via Noisey). On first listen, I was surprised by the album. After all, the lead singles showcase Pinkshiny’s angelic dream pop melodies and the beauty of Lyubov’s voice. The rest of ‘Everything Else Matters’ is another beast entirely, and that’s not a bad thing. It’s got depth, a lot of ground is covered in just eight songs.

Opener ‘Wish We Were’ gets the LP off to a progressive start, a seven minute epic that begins with ambient anticipation before transitioning to a post punk gallop. After repeated listens, it becomes clear that the more abstract, less structured songs are amongst the strongest. They divide the more “traditional” pop songs up, sitting at track 1, 4 (‘Metamorphosis’) and 8 (‘Marigold’). And wow, ‘Marigold’ is the knock out punch, an ambitious and stunning track with cinematic scope. It’s final moments ring out for minutes, a perfect end.

The collaborative approach Pinkyshinyultrablast take with their songs gives each song a complexity. It’s hard to predict, and certainly doesn’t fit neatly into any genre. I’m just glad they were happy to turn up the reverb, it sounds big! If you’ve read this far, I doubt you need convincing. ‘Everything Else Matters’ is a fantastic record and a brilliant start to 2015. Highly recommended. Pick it up via Club AC30 (UK), Shelflife (USA) or Vinyl Junkie (Japan).

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