Iva-Nova – extreme girls from Russia
Posted by easternxpress on February 11, 2009
IVA NOVA was formed in St.Petersburg in 2002, when five young Russian ladies met to create a new collective of musicians. All of them had had vast experience of playing at gigs with various groups and having found themselves to be really kindred souls, they started off their joint career, naturally and courageously combining the tunes and instrumentation of traditional Slavonic music with the energy and attitude of punk.
Their original songs with tunes and lyrics based on the riches of the folklore, are catchy and sensitive. Fuzzy dirt-simple guitar riffs and explosively frenetic percussion supported by the poignant bass and the energy of jazzy accordion fill their performance with both rural restlessness and urban craziness.
IVA NOVA‘s sound is driving and powerful, their live acting is cheerful and often humorous: this high-spirited music will hardly leave anybody untouched.
“Iva Nova is the coolest Russian female band”, writes Russian Rolling Stone Magazine.
Folkpunkig kvintett från St Petersburg
Lite rysk melankolisk folkmusik, en distad elgitarr, rätt mycket humor, dragspel och trummor. Och så Vera Ogarevas Dr Jekyll/MrHyde-röst på det. Som om Hedningarna och Sex Pistols skaffat fem ostyriga döttrar.
Så låter det. Lika galet som bra.