7 years on from the highly publicised imprisonment in 2012 of 2 of their members for playing live in an Orthodox Catherdral, Russian femanist/activist outfit Pussy Riot, formed in 2011 in Moscow, are still performing there own amazingly strong and powerful music.

Black Snow is no exception to that rule. The video for this track pulls no punches and makes no apologies for the “saying it as it is” stance, images of apocalyptic Northern Russia are scattered amongst the human cost of dumping millions of tonnes of toxic waste into the environment. Art and activism melting into a whole landscape of beautiful imagery. Holding your attention throughout the video is the techno/indie surrealism of the music and a perfect reference to the children’s rhyme “London Bridge is Falling Down Falling Down” running through the whole song, accentuating the Broken. Indeed “Broken Broken”, the sentiment being- keep on patching it up, but it will never ever be fixed until the root cause is dealt with, crops up throughout the song.

The Lyric “ Red water flows in the Russian rivers” although sung in Russian, does not take anything away from the message that’s being conveyed. Punk music can evolve and has……All in all this is a stunning piece of Art and Music with true meaning!