Our first experience of 10,000 Russos was under the dark night sky at Reverence Festival when we heard from a distance deep droning bass, ritualistic drumming and woozy vocals that seemed to drip like melting wax under the light of the full moon. We flocked to the stage like moths to a flame and discovered one of our favourite new bands of the year. We’re very proud to present their first video from their self-titled debut album, out in August 2015 on Fuzz Club Records.
Video directed, shot and edited by André Couto.
João Pimenta (drums/vocals), Pedro Pestana (guitar) and André Couto (bass), emerged from Porto, Portugal, which they describe as “a dark, decadent city of a peripheral country in a peripheral continent”. They formed in 2012 and soon released a four track EP, triggering some national buzz and, as many great guitar bands these days, they stumbled upon the international Psych community. They eventually shared stages with the likes of A Place To Bury Strangers and Wooden Shjips and getting signed to Fuzz Club to release their first full length record.
In opposition to most of their peers, 10,000 Russos have concentrated on creating soundscapes of the subconscious. The working environment has been fundamental to the flow of their long, obscure urban jams. Recalling the savage and repetitive progressions of Neu! and the longest and grimmest drones of Suicide, the marching heart-beat in the background gives the music the stomp of a solemn drumming ritual across the wastelands of the mind.