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Pussy Riot Post Two New Tracks

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Pussy Riot have posted two new tracks.

КОШМАРЫ/Nightmares and PONG! promptly follow up Good Cop, which the Russian punk and activist group released after they orchestrated a pitch invasion at the FIFA World Cup final on July 15 in Moscow, which resulted in numerous members being arrested.

The band accompanied the new songs and videos with the below statement:

"In Russia prison chanson is big. It’s a chance for many to establish your identity in the face of the giant oppressive machine, that swallows people and spits out coffins. Building an alternative universe in prisoners’ folklore helps to keep valuing and respecting yourself as a human being, even if you’re living in a fucking nightmarish hell. We decided to use gabber to maintain the hardcore energy of prison chanson.

Prison songs have nor songwriters, nor producers. They belong to everybody, and they have proven to be a amazing tool of empowerment: a good old song that’s making laugh of prison guards can lift your spirit in a sad moment and, thus, literally save your life (spirit is pretty much the only one thing that keeps you alive in Russian prison).

Posting these two tracks, we demand to release Oleg Sentsov, Russian political prisoner, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail and who's on hunger strike for 72 days."

Eight days ago Pussy Riot activists created "Policeman Enters The Game" during the World Soccer Cup finale to shine a light on the Russian police state and demanded the release of political prisoners. In this BBC News interview, Petya Verzilov talks about how they were able to storm the soccer field. Long after all international soccer fans have returned home, the fellow Pussy Riot members are still serving their 15 days in a Russian jail.

Pussy Riot released  “Track About Good Cop” in response to the verdict: “This track is a utopian dream about alternative political reality in which instead of arresting activists and putting them in jail cops are joining activists. The world where cops got rid of homophobia, stopped the war on drugs and actually understood that it's much better to be joyful and nice to people.”

Pussy Riot Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Mon August 20 2018 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Riverside
Tue August 21 2018 - LEEDS Stylus
Wed August 22 2018 - LIVERPOOL Arts Club
Thu August 23 2018 - CARDIFF Tramshed
Fri August 24 2018 - EXETER Phoenix

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