This article was published in 2005.

Leeds four-piece ¡Forward, Russia! have announced that the launch party for their forthcoming single "Twelve" (out Monday 16th January on the Dance To The Radio label) will take place at Leeds University's Mine venue on Saturday 14th January.

Support comes from Komakino and Kubichek! and the night features Steve Lamacq as guest DJ.

The band will be performing in-store at Jumbo Records in Leeds on Monday 16th January.

The video for the single, featuring a cameo from Howard Marks, is currently in rotation on MTV2. You can also watch the video online from

¡Forward, Russia! have also been announced in the first round of bands for next year's South By South West (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas, and will play additional shows in Los Angeles and New York during March.

You can pre-order "Twelve" from for £1.99 (free p&p).