Album: ¡Forward Russia!, Life Processes (Cooking vinyl)

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When ¡Forward Russia! first hit the "New Yorkshire" scene in 2004 with their communist-sounding, Spanish-spelt name it was to quite some interest.

Their take on contemporary agit-punk with pop sensibilities combined with new romantic-esque vocals was both musically inspired and raucously rabble-rousing. 'Life Processes', their second LP, carries on the same musical themes as their debut, 'Give Me a Wall', but shows a marked maturity in their sound. The chaos and recklessness are still there but are now part of a much bigger machine that skilfully combines punk rock ferocity with melodic ingenuity.

Pick of the Album: The anthemic 'A Prospector Can Dream'