Truth is, they sound a bit like all of the above, but then, perversly, nothing like any of them; the single Thirteen is two parts disco warrior doing the robot on the nearest dancefloor to one part chorus so emphatically brilliant you can practically hear hordes of wanabee indie-guitar bands crying into their Converse at the sheer unfairness of it all.
Oh, and the new one (Twelve) is even better.
Q: What are your top five albums of 2005?
Whiskas: Moving Units – Dangerous Dream
The Rakes – Capture / Release
Architecture In Helsinki – In Case We Die
Redjetson – New General Catalogue
65daysofstatic – The Fall Of Math
Q: How will ¡Forward, Russia! be spending Christmas?
W: Eating too many Christmas lunches and getting ready to record our album.
Q: So 2006 is nearly upon us, what are your plans for the not too distant new year?
W: Record the album after a very short break.
Q: Any new year resolutions you want to share with us?
W: Err, I haven’t thought about it!!
Watch the video for Twelve by clicking below: