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Pinkshinyultrablast at Sounds Better With Reverb

Five years after the release of their debut EP, Russian five piece Pinkshinyultrablast are ready to deliver their first full length ‘Everything Else Matters‘! The band sat down for an interview ahead of it’s release next month to discuss the songwriting process, their native Russia, Strymon FX pedals and the inspiration that Nicki Minaj brings! A thankyou to bassist Igor, singer Lyubov, drummer Sergey, electronic wiz Rustam and guitarist Roman.

First off, I love your single ‘Umi’ – definitely one of my favorite dream pop tunes of the year! Lyubov’s vocals sound amazing. What was the inspiration for the song?

Thanks so much! It’s a tough question to answer. There are definitely songs on the album that somehow descend from one or the other particular musical inspiration that we, ourselves, can track down. ‘Umi’ is not really the case. We had a question in one of our previous interviews whether we chase after a song, or let it chase us. I think ‘Umi’ really is the latter, it’s one of the songs we had very little struggle with, where the melody appeared naturally and with ease, and without any particular source of inspiration. Maybe it requires a bit more distance though, to find references. Music critics and listeners would probably be better judges than us here.

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Hobbes Fanclub at Sounds Better With Reverb

The Hobbes Fanclub deliver their debut album ‘Up At Lagrange’ next week! Grab it from August 19 via Shelflife Records featuring the reverb rocker ‘Stay Gold’. Singer and guitarist Leon Carroll founded the group back in 2008 before expanding to a trio for the 7inch release of ‘Your Doubting Heart’. The British band capitalize on catchy guy/girl vocals with a dreamy indie pop feel – perfect for fans of Teenage Fanclub and Veronica Falls.

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