Club Contact

The new MP3 blog from London's club Contact. The idea is to allow people to hear new music they wouldn't have otherwise found but, if anyone has any copyright issues with a particular song, i'll take the link down. Songs are only available for a limited amount of time.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

As a kindly old babushka once told me, Spring is a wonderful time to be in Moscow. The sun is shining, the green leaves are coming through and the snow finally melts so the police can find all the corpses that have been dumped in the woods over the Winter. Dozens of songs inspired by the season are released every year, the best of 2006 has come from Gorod 312, one of the biggest new bands in Russia. Enormously popular, their sprightly pop-rock reminds me of the terrific Chicherina.

Gorod 312 - Vesna

Del'fin don't sound nearly so thrilled about it all. Perhaps they suffer from hayfever. They're easily one of the best groups in Russia though. Vesna's the finest of their singles, a beautiful, brooding electro-rock song with a rather lovely video stitched together from footage from the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Del'fin - Vesna