Pinkshinyultrablast. New year, new exciting proposals from Shelflife, folks. This time coming from Saint Petersburg, Russia, here’s a quintetformed in 2007, but their only release to date didn’t arrive until 2009, in the form of EP ‘Happy Songs For Happy Zombies‘, out via Odd Box Records. Luckily, the combo is alive and kicking, as the debut album ‘Everything Else Matters‘, available since last week through Shelflife and ClubAC30 majestically proves.Gold shoegaze for shoegazing addicts, echoing Lush,Slowdive, Sabres of Paradise but also adding hints of dream-pop, the icy, otherworldly spirit of Cocteau Twins (get haunted by Lyubov’s voice) and glimpses of electronic. Indeed, an ultrablast.