The launch of "Huinya," the much-talked-about joint album by the local ska-punk band Leningrad and London cabaret trio The Tiger Lillies, is likely to be postponed again...
The launch of "Huinya," the much-talked-about joint album by the local
ska-punk band Leningrad and London cabaret trio The Tiger Lillies, is
likely to be postponed again, according to the Moscow-based indie
record company that is releasing the record in cooperation with
Shnur'OK, Leningrad frontman Sergei Shnurov's own label.
"The thing is that The Tiger Lillies are studying the contract
for the album with their lawyer," said BadTaStE's Pavel Golovin by
telephone from Moscow.
"Shnur'OK had no ready contract so it sent it late, and then the holidays started."
Golovin added that the album will appear in stores as soon as the
contract is signed, but hesitated to name a definite date. Although the
album was recorded in September 2003 when The Tiger Lillies came to St.
Petersburg to record with Leningrad, the release of the resulting album
has been postponed a number of times for various reasons.
Whether the CD is released in time or not, Platforma club is
planning to hold a launch party for the album on Monday. Leningrad
won't perfrom, said Shnur'OK director Svetlana Kostitsyna.
"It's Platforma's own initiative, they are going to screen a film
[about the making of the album] and play the tracks," she said.