NRKTKDisappointment of the year
Now matter how well or how little you are familiar with the ever-inebriated living of today's Moscow, you will understand these guys regardless of the language they sing in. Their songs are about things anyone can relate to: non-stop fun, everlasting holiday, and the endless game which is lost when you turn yourself off. These songs were made to fight boredom, and they are some serious weapons.
Apart from NRKTK's fan crowd, their home gigs attract officials from the Federal Drug Control Service, the Prosecutor's Office and other government agencies. Trying hard to find some hints of extremism and promotion of illegal substances in their lyrics, these people each time end up dancing to the powerful rapid beats instead.
NRKTK can't be defined by any particular musical style or genre, circle or ideology. One thing is obvious however: these guys are making truly explosive pop-music. Every song by NRKTK, whether it is a dance track influenced by early house or a roaring guitar punk song, is a potential hit single with a catchy hook. NRKTK's music entirely consists of hooks, which are revealed in full power at their live shows. NRKTK are the unofficial pop-stars of today; a band which would perfectly fit for a stadium, but instead is doing insane raves in clubs full of people, smoke and alcohol vapors. NRKTK's gig is a celebration of disobedience, a joyful suicidal dance to the fulminating mix of disco, house, hip-hop and '90s guitar rock.
The new album is called “Disappointment of the Year” and it was quickly dubbed album of the year by Russian musical critics. This LP refers to the burning era of the '90s with its ecstasy raves on the one hand and dirty rock on the other. What is this music about? The central point is that when you are partying you are totally free – free from any kind of prejudices, free from the state, free from your own views or ideals. It just feels good.