▲ PLOHO – Ploho has emerged as a household name in their native Russia in recent years, slowly building up a dedicated fanbase in Europe and abroad. The band was formed by singer and guitarist Victor Uzhakov in 2013, who enlisted Andrei Smorgonsky on bass and Igor Starshinov on synths. Together, the threesome are one of the most prominent purveyors of the newly dubbed “new wave of Russian music”, dark Soviet era-inspired post-punk sometimes referred to as “Russian Doom”, taking a broad range of influences from the 80s from acts ranging from bands such as Bioconstructor and Kino.
They appeared at prominent festivals including Боль in Russia, Kalabalik in Sweden, and Platforma in Lithuania.
The band is nowadays located in Serbia.
▲ PRINCIPE VALIENTE – If you have ever visited the world of Principe Valiente, the ten songs on the new album “Barricades” will feel pleasantly familiar. The dramatic soundscape rises like a fairytale forest around the singer Fernando Honorato’s warm and unassailable voice. It’s all in there, the beautiful melodies, the post punk energy and the cinematic drama. At the same time, it is the quartet’s most intimate album to date. On “Barricades”, the songs have grown out of melodies and chords rather than guitar riffs. Lyrically, Honorato has been seeking new paths. In the dark and sometimes desperate tone, there is always a streak of hope. On “Barricades”, the band’s first album on American label Metropolis Records, Principe Valiente shows its full breadth as a band.
In May 2022 the band was touring with one of the most legendary band of the all time – The Sisters of Mercy.
• Doors 20:00
• Principe Valiente takes the stage at 21:00
• Ploho takes the stage at 22:00
• Ⓣ-Mariatorget, Söder Mälarstrand Kajplats 19
• 20 year
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