Buzzed Bands Podcast, Ep. 2 w/ Cold Blood Club

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Forward Russia @ Mercury Lounge

I'm not going to bother with a big write up because Brooklyn Vegan already put something up with all the links you'll need. I didn't actually hear Forward Russia until the day of the show - I listened to some tracks on Hype Machine. I thought it was pretty damn good so I might as well see how they are live. Prior to the show a friend told me they sounded like Refused kinda. Then I read a review online that said they sounded like Bloc Party, which is nothing like Refused.

During the show at some point it dawned on me what they sound like, Blood Brothers covering Bloc Party with the singer of Bloc Party sharing vocal duties. I really don't think you can beat that comparison because these guys are exactly what that would sound like. And they know how to put on a show too - very energetic.

The songs are good too but there is a problem with them as a whole, they all sound the same. Now if all of your songs are going to sound the same then they picked a good one song to put on repeat but they could use some variety. The only song that stood out to me was the one with the drummer chick counting, that was an outstanding tune.

I think you should go see these guys if you have a chance but they aren't a "must see" at this point. They do have the potential to get there but that will take some time.

Forward Russia

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