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Saint Petersburg in Russia may not be known as a hub for the shoegaze sound, but that didn't stop Pinkshinyultrablast, a quartet who took their name from an Astrobrite album. Made up of bassist Igor, drummer Sergey, synth player Rustam, guitarist Roman, and singer Lyubov, the band draw from classic sources like My Bloody Valentine and the Cocteau Twins, but their knowledge of the shoegaze idiom ran deep, as evidenced by the obscurity of the group that gave them their name. The also cited influences as diverse as Sabres of Paradise and Terry Riley. After debuting with a four-song EP titled Happy Songs for Happy Zombies in 2009, the group was quiet before resurfacing with a single ("Umi") for the U.K. label Club AC30 in late 2014. It was followed in early 2015 by their first full length-album, Everything Else Matters, released by Club AC30 in the U.K. and Shelflife in the U.S.. The album found the group in debt to the past, but creating something sleek and modern out of their influences.