Sputñik Releases New Single, "Subtly, Delicately, Hopelessly"
The Serbian indie band Sputñik released its fifth single, 'Subtly, Delicately, Hopelessly,' on June 7th ahead of the upcoming compilation, Balkan Under the Radar 4: Antisocial Network from Black Planet Records. Their first full-length album, A Memory of Fire, is slated for release early next year by Take It Or Leave It Records, Serbia’s oldest independent label. Like the band’s other songs written by frontman Žikica Milošević, 'Subtly, Delicately, Hopelessly' began as a poem, "Tanano, delikatno, beznadežno," which was translated into English.
Formed in the fall of 1999 in Sremska Mitrovica by Milošević and Aleksandar Cvijetinović, Sputñik recorded two demos and made one live performance, but broke up in January 2002 when Cvijetinović pursued an academic career and the other members disagreed over which paths to pursue. Milošević tried several times since 2009 to revive the band before finally succeeding in 2012, although the band, now based in Novi Sad, has undergone numerous line-up changes since then. The line-up for this release is: Žikica Milošević (vocals, music, lyrics), Anamarija Tumbas AKA Anne Marie (vocals), Domagoj Kršić (synthesizer and music), Valerijan Buila (tambourine, production, and mixing), Slavoljub Blagojević (guitar), Vladimir "Vovka" Chudinov (guitar), Kirill Boyko (guitar), Vlada Stefanović (bass), and Nemanja Velimirović (drums). Milošević describes the band’s sound, a blend of synthpop and guitar-driven indie rock, as "Depeche Mode meets Placebo" or "New Order meets Suede.”
Sputñik released its debut EP, the five-track In Between Worlds, in January 2016 via Take It Or Leave It. Domagoj Kršić of Cyborgs On Crack joined the band after remixing Sputñik’s first single, “The Drinkable World,” and Milošević contributed the vocals to COC’s “Dry Mouth,” available on the 2014 album Tapeworm and on the recently-released compilation, Industrial Polka Classics.
Check out Sputñik's previous singles below, listed in order of release.
Jun 08 2016
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