Shortparis (RUS)

A dark post-punk ritual from Russia, music as uncompromising and sharp as a razor. The St. Petersburg based five-piece sounds like nothing else on contemporary alternative scene and they are proud of it.

 

Outside of Russia, they became well known in 2018 for their west world festival appearances, got a lot of attention with a release of their viral hit Страшно and are considered a huge discovery since. However, Shortparis have released 3 LPs and multiple EPs on top since 2012. They are said to be a great live act, their concerts combine elements of cult rituals, avant-garde theatre and performance art. Spastic dances, metallic beats, claustrophobic atmosphere of a post-apocalyptic Russian housing estate, all of that is to be heard in their songs which combine Russian, English and French. Before their Czech debut last year, they let listeners of Radio Wave know that “We don’t come to entertain but to create a ritual, religion.” It is for sure still relevant.