Motorama are a Russian band of three musicians from Rostov-on-Don, a port city with a population of over a million, which lies in the southwest corner of Russia, right at the gateway to the Caucasus. Formed in 2005, Motorama self-produced their records for many years before the quintet got noticed and signed by the French label Talitres in 2012.
Even if it may be so predictable to talk about a Russian band in the most Russian clichéd manner, it has still turned out to be relevant to point out what Motorama have been so typically performing since 2012, when their second album Calendar came out of those “cold wave Stakhanovists and tireless workaholics”.
A huge success with both audiences and critics, both in France and abroad, has been obviously timed ever since, up to their already previous opus Povertywhich was released in January 2015. Much good may it do them as, as regular as a clockwork, they have been cranking out tours (throughout Russia in all its vastness, repeatedly in continental Europe, as well as in a South American way of exploring), posting videos and photo albums, delighting and racking up fans, and coming back with new records all over again. From far-off lands to faraway wild and abundant artistic grounds, Motorama have been sowing bounty first and foremost, far from the harvest of some over-the-top music serial production.
9.15 Beijing@Yugong Yishan
9.17 Shanghai@Concrete@Grass Music Festival