Credit must go to Admiral Fallow’s Joe Rattray for introducing me to Russian band Pinkshinyultrablast. Named after the 2005 album by noise-pop supergroup Astrobrite, they have become a bit of an office soundtrack.
With shoegaze bands such as Slowdive and Ride reforming, many are saying that there is a stylistic resurgence, but with bands such as Pinkshinyultrablast amongst others working hard for a number of years, the fashion of music genres re-emerging is inevitable to intermittent taste makers.
‘Holy Forest’ is our Song of the Day and the St Petersburg 5-piece cannot be filed so easily under the parent heading of shoegaze. Krautrock, math rock and pop all feature and have provided a signature sound. By all means, they dip into classic shoegaze, but there is no lack of originality. Their versatility on this track alone makes them all the more intriguing.
Chambers of reverb sometimes obscure their lines of melody, but this just makes this all the more indulgent.