Those of you interested in everyone's new favourite band, ¡Forward, Russia! listen up. 2006 is going to be a busy year for them (as if 2005 wasn't hectic enough!) and as such, many wonderful plans are afoot to bring you the maximum in listening/watching enjoyment.
First on the list is the new single. "Twelve" (backed by a brand, spanking new version of "Four") is released on January 16th on CD / 7" and digital download (iTunes/Bleep/7even etc) through Dance To The Radio (DTTR006). It is available to pre-order now from Pure Groove.
To celebrate this momentous event, the band invite you all to come along to their single launch party on Saturday 14th of January at Leeds Uni Mine Bar. The line-up is ¡Forward, Russia! supported by the wonderful Komakino, the fabulous Kubichek and Steve Lamacq spinning the wheels of steel.
At the end of February there will also be a new Dance To The Radio Compilation (DTTR007) featuring brand new tracks from the likes of Bam Bam Francs, Dead Disco, ¡Forward, Russia!, iLiKETRAiNS, Komakino, Kubichek!, The Lodger, The Lucida Console, Napoleon IIIrd, O Fracas, The Pigeon Detectives, The Playmates, Redcarsgofaster, Samsa, Shut Your Eyes And You'll Burst Into Flames, Snow White, Tera:Tora, This Et Al, Voltage Union, We Start Fires, Whores Whores Whores and Yes Bo$$. This will be accompanied by a nationwide DTTR tour, headlined by iForward, Russia! and supported by various affiliated bands along the way.
Also in the pipeline are a number of instore appearances and an irish tour. So, rather than waffling on anymore, here’s a list of ¡Forward, Russia!'s planned appearances for the beginning of next year:
5th London Islington Elbow Rooms
15th Manchester Piccadilly Records (Instore appearence)
16th Leeds Jumbo Records (Instore appearence)
17th Derby Reveal Records (Instore appearence)
19th London tbc
19th London Buffalo Bar (Artrocker) w/ Ladyfuzz
14th Nottingham The Social (w/ We Start Fires + Voltage Union)
15th Manchester Night & Day (w/ The Lucida Console + Whores Whores Whores)
17th Glasgow King Tuts (w/ Kubichek! + The Pigeon Detectives)
18th Newcastle The Cluny (w/ Tera:Tora + Shut Your Eyes And You'll Burst Into Flames)
20th Norwich Arts Centre (w/ Komakino + The Playmates)
22nd Southampton Joiners (w/ Comanechi + Napoleon IIIrd)
23rd Bristol Fleece (w/ This Et Al)
24th Cardiff Barfly (w/ iLiKETRAiNS + Samsa)
25th Birmingham Barfly (w/ Redcarsgofaster + Bam Bam Francs)
8th London 93ft East
9th Derby Victoria Inn
10th Leeds The Cockpit (w/ O Fracas + Dead Disco)
29th Belfast Speakeasy
30th Galway Roisin Dubh
31st Limerick Dolans
1st Dublin Whelans
2nd Cork Cyprus Avenue