Igor Khabarov - drums
So, now take The Tolstoys, by the way great name guys, they’re from Ekaterinburg, right there near the Ural Mountains, and if that’s no clearer get a map. Russia’s big.
The Tolstoys originally started out in 2010 (as ‘Ipcress’) where they earned some local respect at Ekaterinburg’s main music venue the Teleclub, with a damn good 60’s beat sound.
“From that times many things have changed… we became more grungy and wild… with a ‘dirty’ guitar sound you can find on the classic rhythm-and-blues of the 60s”
They had an an E.P. cut in July 2012 and stuck the tracks on Soundcloud. Russian bands don’t have to be a secret.
Here’s The Tolstoys.