Kick Off UK/EU Tour This Week
In Support Of ‘All Around’ European Release
‘All Around’ Out Now Through Gunner Records
WATCH: Russian Girlfriends – ‘Terrible Twos’ HERE
Melodic-punks, Russian Girlfriends, from Albuquerque, New Mexico have teamed up with German label, Gunner Records for a special European re-release of their debut album, ‘All Around’ – In support, the band will take to the road in the UK and Mainland Europe, starting this week.
07.9. GER – Berlin, Schokoladen
08.9. GER – Oettingen, Zone Hainsfarth
09.9. GER – München, Kate Kult
12.9. UK – Bristol, Old England
13.9. UK – Stafford, Redrum
14.9. UK – Grimsby, Yardbirds
16.9. BEL – Namur, Le Petit Bitu (Fêtes de Wallonie)
17.9. FRA – Le Havre, MC Daids
19.9. CH – Zürich, Eldorado
20.9. GER – Ulm, Cat
21.9. GER – Wiesbaden, Kreativfabrik
22.9. GER – Siegen, VEB
23.9. B – Mechelen, Club Mechelen
‘All Around’ was self-released by the band in 2015 and later repressed by Orange Whip Records in the US. The record mixes the best elements of pop and rock ‘n’ roll with the ferocity and angst of hardcore and punk rock. ‘All Around’ draws on themes lifted from American history, Native American history, real life events, dreams, and relationships, all told with distinctly surreal and satirical undertones.
With their roots in the Bay Area metal and Albuquerque punk scenes, Russian Girlfriends strikes a careful balance between raw youthful energy, infectious melodies, and thoughtful, story-driven lyricism.
The band formed in 2014, comprised of Albuquerque local scene veterans and ex-members of Koffin Kats, Adam Hooks and his Hang-ups, and Glitter Dick. The original lineup; Adam Hooks as lead vocalist, Ian Jarrell and Colin Dowell on guitar, and Jeremy Keith on bass, was completed when Sasha Horn (drummer for Heathen, Novembers Doom, and Forbidden.) joined as the band’s drummer.
The group is quickly winning fans near and far as they have embarked on five tours across the United States, sharing the stage with bands like Red City Radio, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Bombpops, and PEARS and have been featured acts in Gainesville’s The FEST and La Escalara Fest.
‘All Around’ is available on Limited Edition Red 12inch vinyl, Limited Edition Clear-Silkscreenvinyl and CD through Gunner Records