The debut album from the young Leeds-based indie band sides with the post-punk revivalists in its jerky, rattling dancefloor rhythms, scything punk guitar, and swaths of cold keyboard backing. But ¡Forward, Russia! also wield a raw power and disdain for melody, as well as an emotive and cerebral lyrical bent that saw them compared to late post-hardcore superstars At the Drive-In. Included are the numerically titled singles "Nine," "Twelve," and "Thirteen."
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