Jazzlobster formed in 1993 and starting from 1994 began doing shows all over
Their appeal on the underground scene grew steadily due to their
energized and dedicated live presence. The music relied on syncopated rhythms
and curious funk meets post-punk chord progressions, lyrics being more on
stream-of-consciousness side. The line-up went through various changes,
including a female vocalist and a jazz saxophone player and by 1997 the band
was practically defunct. But after recruiting new guitarist and drummer and
having original singer back on board, Jazzlobster returned to form.
revived some old songs and wrote a bunch of new, more melodic and contemporary
sounding. Speaking of influences it’s easier to list the bands which songs Jazzlobster
usually cover live: dEUS, Bloc Party, King Crimson, Refused, Pink Floyd,
Electric Six, Radiohead, Motorhead, The Hives, etc. Still they surely have
their own distinctive sound and much-polished skills. No wonder since their
collective musical experience range from big-bands to power noise!
The first album from Jazzlobster entitled «Oi Lucky Universe!» is set for release on an independent Moscow record label “Indie-Go!” in November 2006. It will include 14 of the strongest and catchiest tracks written by the band since 1994. So tune it! It’s time to rock lobsta style!