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Forward, Russia! reviewed

| November 29, 2006 | 0 Comments

Forward, Russia!
Give Me A Wall
(Dance To The Radio/Mute)


Non-Russo, former numberers of songs come back ’round for Stateside approval.

Appearing: Tuesday, December 5th at Empty Bottle.

Technically speaking, Forward, Russia! should be written with an inverted exclamation point at the beginning like a Spanish sentence. But since I can’t figure out how to type that on my computer, I’m leaving it off. It’s a shame, really, because like its peers Bloc Party and Franz Ferdinand, this British four-piece is all about exclamation. The difference being Forward, Russia! brews its scattershot rock a bit darker, a little less British, and definitely not as polished. Actually, the majority of these songs invoke the floppy ‘fro of Cedric Bixler-Zavala and At The Drive-In rather than some NME buzz band. Although Forward, Russia! is a bit more intense than the current on-slaught of rather derivative art-meets-dance rock, the kids should eat it up just the same.


Joseph Simek

Category: Spins, Weekly

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