Category Archives: Indie Pop

Indie to the streets of Moscow

Fairlane Acoustic is a Russian project similar to the popular Take Away Shows of La Blogotheque. Here Russian bands play live on city streets or intimate spaces around Moscow. It has already gathered a decent collection of Russian indie bands. Here are some examples, but be sure to check their Youtube channel for more.

HIK: experimental, indie, “intellectual art rock”, from Moscow.
synecdoche montauk: experimental, indie, from Moscow.
Anna Vorfolomeeva: indie pop from Moscow.
Plat’ya za 130: nostalgic pop, indie folk with fun lyrics, from Moscow.

HIK – Ogni (Lights)

synecdoche montauk – Budushee (Future)

Anna Vorfolomeeva – Prohlada (Freshness)

Plat’ya za 130 – Byvshie (Ex-boyfriends)

First sampler

My first post is a sampler of new Russian music from different genres. You might start noticing a certain dominance of Saint Petersburg as a indie/experimental music hub.
Nina Karlsson: Indie pop and jazz from Saint Petersburg.
Otava Yo: Folk band with a funny mood, from Saint Petersburg.
TESTO: Folk, ethnic music with an electronic touch, from Saint Petersburg.
Messer Chups: Experimental, rockabilly, surf music with a horror movie touch, from Saint Petersburg.

Nina Karlsson – Dance

Otava Yo – Russian couplets while fighting

TESTO – Cosmonauts

Messer Chups – Chupacabra Twist