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Manifesto by Defend Moscow

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Reviewed on 19th January 2009.

 
 

Manifesto

By Defend Moscow

Released on February 23rd through KIDS Records - the label responsible for launching The Wombats, The Whip and my favourite band of the moment, Kyte - Defend Moscow unleash their debut single upon the musical eyes and ears of the general public. Inspired by Marxist theorist Leon Trostsky, this single takes elements from New Order, Pet Shop Boys and New Young Pony Club. Putting Defend Moscow on the same stage as Ladyhawke and even Alphabeat would be any euro/electro/pop/indie enthusiast's wet dream.

Catchy, electro-pop revolutionaries on the front line of said revolution, Defend Moscow could definitely protect a capital city if powerful bass lines, eye popping synths and good old pop song style vocals were high on the list of choice weapons to take on evil overlords. 'Manifesto' is bound to be a track that will be getting people on the dancefloor over the coming months, and having picked up support slots with Sam Sparro, The Wombats and Sneaky Sound System, the simple boy/girl vocals, appealing backing music and what I imagine would be a cracking live show will most probably put Defend Moscow on the musical map with this 'Manifesto'.

 

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