Thexele Releases Latest Single ‘You’re Always On My Mind’

Born and raised in Russia, in the city of Rostov-on-Don, Thexele (aka Elena Selezneva) has always dreamed of a life as an entertainer, starting on piano from the age of 3, and composing music on her synthesister from when she turned 16. She has always craved the arts, and beautiful things, and although her family had financial difficulties, meaning they were unable to give her a musical education, she nonetheless took every opportunity given her to write her music.

Alex Sparrow – ‘Let’s Stay Home Tonight’

It’s that time of year when we would ordinarily be gearing up to watch European music’s night of nights, The Eurovision Song Contest. Alex Sparrow competed for his native Russia in the contest in 2011, when it was held in Dusseldorf, finishing in 16th position. There’s no Eurovision this year because of Covid-19, but there’s an Alex Sparrow song – the singer, composer, actor and producer, now based in Los Angeles, has released his most recent single, ‘Let’s Stay Home Tonight’, and although it’s no compensation for the Eurovision, it’s a fun song with an equally upbeat music video.

Strel Releases Single ‘WYFM’

The Russian born singer Strel released his most recent single ‘WYFM’ last summer and I think it’s about time you gave it a listen. It may have been released 6 months ago but it’s never too late to discover a new favourite, right?

Tiavara – ‘Dazed’

Underground metal group Tiavara have been making their face melting sound in their homeland of Russia since 2013, and are now ready to conquer the world, starting with their song, ‘Dazed’.

Biting Elbows Give Us What We Want With ‘Heartache’ And ‘Control’

It’s an interesting name, Biting Elbows. We thought that last year when we introduced the Moscow-based band to our readers: our opinion hasn’t changed. We’re pleased to bring two more songs from the indie band whose music is notable for its dark undertones – ‘Heartache’, and ‘Control’. Naturally, there’s videos as well.

Alex Sparrow’s Back With New Single And Video ‘Never Be Friends’

The global rising star that is Alex Sparrow is on a seemingly unstoppable trajectory of success and earth staggering talent.

Major Moment Showcase Lush Take On Linkin Park’s ‘Leave Out All The Rest’

Major Moment is made up of two Russian-born vocalists – Andrey Borzykin and Sasha Razumova, and a US born drummer, Adam Soucy. Together the three have formed a truly modern rock band in Boston. Their latest track, ‘Leave Out All The Rest’ is their homage to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, and has been released to create awareness of mental health and suicide prevention.

Official Trailer Released For New Film ‘RED JOAN’

Set for release in UK and Irish cinemas on April 19, ‘Red Joan’ is directed by Trevor Nunn and produced by David Parfitt. Starring Dame Judy Dench and Sophie Cookson, who both star as the titular character at different stages in her life, it follows the story of Joan Stanley, who in 2000 was exposed by MI5 as the KGBs longest-serving British spy.

Six Quick Questions With Farrush

Following on from our write-up of Farrush’s debut single, ‘Round Robin’, we ask the Russian composer six quick questions.

Russian Artist Farrush Takes Us On A Dystopian Adventure With Debut Solo Single ‘Round Robin’

A classically trained pianist, Farrush is also an arranger, programmer, and electronic music producer. With a background in making commercial music, this is his first foray as a solo artist. His debut single, ‘Round Robin’, is available now.

PSYRUS – ‘Hitcher’

PSYRUS, who began their musical journey in 2016, look to bridge the gap between rock and EDM, taking the sounds of bands such as The Prodigy, and Pendulum, and add to that the music they grew up listening to – The Sex Pistols, GBH, and The Exploited. It worked too, the band have nearly 2 million fans.

Biting Elbows – ‘Love Song’

With a name like Biting Elbows you’d be right in thinking they’re not your traditional indie band.

Video Premiere – ‘Freezing’ By Gg

Riding on the success of her previous EP ‘Four Days’, Gg is back and even more arthouse than before – if that is possible. July 20th sees the release of ‘Freezing’, a hypnotic pop fusion track featuring Gg’s hauntingly beautiful vocals.

Alex Sparrow – ‘She’s Crazy But She’s Mine’, ‘Got Me Good’ And ‘Again And Again’

Alex Sparrow was born in Russia and raised in Austrian aristocracy. He’s a singer, actor, mult-instrumentalist, dancer, director, and screenwriter. In his home country he’s been on The Bachelor, won Dancing With The Stars, and represented Russia in 2011 at the Eurovision Song Contest. In other words, he’s a star.

Salt – ‘Helium’

Based in South London, singer songwriter Salt was raised in a Russian family and had played piano and attended a ballet academy from the age of 5. When she was 14 she left Russia to explore Europe, and found her way to London, where she studied drama at the University of London, and singing from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.

Progressive Metal Band ‘Next Door To Heaven’ Release Single ‘Exit Station’

Formed in St Petersburg, Russia, in 2014, Next Door To Heaven are primarily a progressive metal band whose musical style also stretches to alt metal and post grunge.

Sergey Lazarev at UdK Konzertsaal, Berlin – Thursday 1 June 2017

You may recall Sergey Lazarev as the wall-climbing, big voiced, banger-of-a-song, Russian entrant from Eurovision 2016.  The guy who took the most televotes from viewers.

On-The-Go – ‘In The Morning’: Movie-Like Music Video Ahead Of UK Tour

Talented Russian indie-pop band, On-The-Go strive to make music of the highest quality, and as a result, found their debut album reach the top of the Russian Charts.

Anna Mors Releases The Video For New Single ‘Next To Me’

Born in Russia but now living in The Netherlands, Anna Mors has recently released the single, ‘Next To Me’, which sees her team up with Robin Schulz, best known for producing the Mr Probz track, ‘Waves’.


Arts Alliance announces today that it has acquired ‘Revolution – New Art for a New World’, a new feature documentary from Foxtrot Films created with the support of Alisher Usmanov, Founder of the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation, and will handle worldwide sales in all media.

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