Having been hearing these songs live now for what seems like an eternity, reviewing a 'new' !Forward Russia! single is like telling your girlfriend she looks great in that dress you bought her five years ago, just before her graduating ceremony. In other words, it's all a bit deja vu, and you know what they say: familiarity breeds contempt.
Thankfully there are exceptions to every rule, and although this single may as well be the nineteenth release off their Give Me A Wall long player, rather than make you think "Oh no, not another one!" it actually reinforces the point of how uniquely special this band really are.
Top marks, too, for the additional remixes - rather than regurgigating the original song, each takes it in a whole new direction instead. Worthy of particular note is 65daysofstatic's mash-up of 'Eleven', which sounds like gabba techno for the musically dyslexic.
7Dom Gourlay's Score