In Chicago's cut-throat music scene, it's rare to find a band as self-sufficient, forward-thinking and as conscious about their art as Bubbles Erotica. From the constantly shifting sounds they create to the lush cover art of their 2014 EP Elephants Never Forget: this is a band that, while eager to stand-out, doesn't seem pre-occupied with waiting for someone else to get them heard.
MR RUSSIA blends two basses with synthesizers, drums and devilish lyrics, that is described as "a slash-and-burn mix of adrenaline and melody" (Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times). The Training for the Gameshow Host ep (download free MRRUSSIA.NET) pushes home the point while displaying this guitar-free lineup's continuing pledge to not disappoint, "MR RUSSIA is a damn good time" (Chicagoist). With a reputation for furious, sweat soaked live shows, MR RUSSIA has shared the stage with a diversity of musical artists including; Reverend Horton Heat, Girl In A Coma, Thrones, Two Ton Boa, 31 Knots, Von Iva, Earl Greyhound, The Prairie Cartel, Chewing Pics, and have been featured along with the Arcade Fire and the Dresden Dolls on the FTC Records' David Bowie tribute album 2. Contamination, as well as the lead track on Eye for an Eye : a tribute to Nick Cave and a featured contributor to Every Machine Makes A Mistake : a tribute To Radiohead.