((Forward, Russia!)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

iForward, Russia! were on the shortlist of "IT" bands at 2006's SXSW. It seemed every person we met down there was talking about their energetic live show. And it's no surprise; iForward, Russia!'s sound fits perfectly within the framework of what's "hot" right now.

The quartet may be from the U.K., and they just happen to play yelp rock with some background synths and beats you can dance to, but this isn't another Franz Ferdinand we're talking about. Their guitar lines are too interesting for that comparison (BUST). And clearly the guitars are the focal point of iForward, Russia!'s attack, much more than their synths. Their axes stab, jar, and spar with pinpoint precision.

Some say these guys remind them of early Sonic Youth. Some say At the Drive-In. Some say Wire. I say iForward, Russia!
Published September 05, 2007
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