Art punk band from St. Petersburg, mixing mysterious rituals and dance-like drive аvant-pop, electronic, punk, and industrial sounds.
After getting together in 2012, Shortparis quickly became the most outstanding representative of the Russian underground scene, performing at known high-capacity concert venues as well as at weird and wonderful places like abandoned factories and even supermarkets. The band, which has already recorded two albums, has also performed at flagship Eastern European showcase festivals such as Tallinn Music Week and MENT. The highly performative concerts of Shortparis are known for squeezing the emotion and energy out of audiences.
Although Shortparis performs songs in English and French as well as in Russian, the band’s origins are apparent right away, demonstrating affiliation with the culture of the Russian people.
Shortparis is a RUSH initiative act and their performance is a part of the UK-Russia Year of Music 2019.