Weather improves and spring days are longer. It’s time for a break from politics. Let’s take a look at music trends this spring season: a quick review of Belarusian alternative.
1. Akute – a trio from Mahilyow takes by the handful from Brit indie rock. Their beautiful lyrics in Belarusian make them special among hundreds of others. More: akute.bandcamp.com
2. Blackmail – another variation on rock made in UK played by men in depression, tight trousers and Ray-Bans. Probably they could score some success, but, unfortunately, in Belarus hardly anyone listens to this genre. More: www.myspace.com/musictheblackmail
3. Petlia Pristrastiya – emotions, interesting arrangements and some spunk: this is the top of Belarusian alternative. More: www.myspace.com/petlia
4. MOH – psychedelic, lazy musical collages, but for a more ambitious, or refined, listener. More: www.myspace.com/mohsound
5. Lyapis Trubetskoy – Essential listening, and not only for hipsters: Lyapis is universally known and listened to in Belarus. More: lyapis.com
Translated by KD