Think of how much you know about your favorite musicians and how easy it is to find new information on those artists. It’s at our fingertips, usually just a click away. For the band Sacart, I have to admit with some astonishment, finding this information hasn’t been as simple.

Obscure indie music is hard enough to discover in your home country. Trying to discover such things from a foreign country only exacerbates said difficulty.

The Moscow rockers known as Sacart are a prime example of this scenario, for I didn’t find a bio for the band. Nor do I know when the band’s next show is or when the next album is coming out. To be honest, I haven’t even the slightest idea on the group’s musical influences.

What I can tell you is that the band is ranked No. 4 on the ReverbNation alternative charts for Moscow. Sacart released the EP, Show of Doubts, in August 2015 and also released the single, Mad, in September 2015; and the group’s music is one of popish indie rock. The mood of the music is a bit bipolar; the songs can be seemingly upbeat one moment and at other times much darker.

Mad, the most recent release has a funky bass line and a poppy guitar melody. The lyrics are in English and they get a bit repetitive. “They told you, they told me, they told you, they told me,” the singer reiterates in the chorus. This song is a simple, yet catchy tune.

The track Intro is self-explanatory. At 1:46, this is an instrumental with strikingly foreign sounding guitar parts; there’s just something about them that sounds so far eastern. As if some Egyptian rock band inspired the lead guitarist. A minute into the song, the rhythm guitar kicks in and adds a heavier tone to the composition.

A somber guitar phrase introduces Genesis. However, this quickly ends when the guitar switches to a bright, shimmering riff with the beginning of the verse and just as quickly, it ends and returns to the same somber notes.

Despite its title, Doubt is perhaps the most upbeat ditty on Show of Doubts. The verses play out in a jubilant and high-energy fashion and a synth keyboard enters in at the bridge to give the track a bit of an ‘80s feel.

In order to put a known name on the sound, there were a few instances while listening that I thought the band sounds like Franz Ferdinand. However, this is only a slight comparison due to the fact that the Russian aspect gives this band a unique quality. Well, unique at least for someone listening from the US.

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One Response to “Sacart”

  1. Elise says:

    That’s so good. Liked it Thanks for the article!

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