Taking their name from band Astrobrite, Saint Petersburg band Pinkshinyultrablast have been riding the shoegaze wave of late. If you like Lush and Slowdive but with an electronic tinge (they cite Sabres of Paradise as an influence) then there’s a high chance you’ll enjoy the sounds of Everything Else Matters, Pinkshinyultrablast’s debut album (released on Club AC30). The eight-track album is a flurry of ethereal vocals (which are difficult to decipher but are in fact in English because it’s ‘more melodious,’ as singer Lyubov put it), glittering guitar synths pushing through some heavy distortion and assertive basslines. Their gig at this year’s Sound From The Other City garnered so much attention that a one-in-one-out system was implemented from the start, though promoters Hey! Manchester can issue some comfort for any disappointed folk who couldn’t get in – because they’re coming back here in September.

Tue 29 Sep, Night & Day, 26 Oldham Street, M1 1JN, 8pm, £8, www.wegottickets.com

Tue 29 Sep
Edwina Chan
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Tue 29 Sep 2015