You can kind of see the sick logic behind using cassettes to put out music in this day and age – it’s just about viable, a handy memento of a band that you’ve liked enough to spend a fiver on without it then becoming a coaster like the thousands upon thousands on CDs you want to throw away but can’t due to emotional attachment. VHS, on the other hand, was never a real medium for distributing recorded noise, which makes it’s resurgence all the more baffling.
Just like renowned Witch House label Disaro before them, though, Moscow Youth Cult probably aren’t the kind of people who are bothered if they’re a little too obtuse for most people. This is a duo who come from Nottingham, not the wild of post-Soviet Russia, and take the drag music of all those many forgotten symbols bands and turn it pop. Visions of Trees are another act at the moment doing similar things, but whilst they make a kind of glorious, glam, Eurovision style version of atmospheric electro, MYC deal more in a more cool, charismatic 80’s pop vibe, whatever that means. It’s good, either way probably need good enough to whack out your old video tape player, but still pretty ace.
Moscow Youth Cult – Break in/Work out