Everything Else Matters
Club AC30

Opening with the distant ghostly vocals of lead-singer Lyubov, Everything Else Matters is a soothing and dynamic album, combining echoing lyrics with heavy electronics, drums and guitars. Hailing from St Petersburg, Russia, Pinkshinyultrablast effortlessly blend musical styles.

Everything Else Matters clearly draws on the work of British bands from the end of the 1980s and the early 1990s, mixing up the sounds of shoegaze bands Lush and Ride, with The Sabres of Paradise and Global Communication. However, the band’s collage of past influences creates an entirely contemporary album, one that tests the boundaries of what has gone before.

Land’s End is a song of contrasting layers, with floating vocals interspersed with thrashing guitars. Single Umi dips in and out of harmonic synths, and Metamorphosis drives towards a cacophony of distorted sound. Pinkshinyultrablast certainly draw attention with this offering, masterfully perfecting several genres in one neat package.

Hannah Clugston