With roots in the Bay Area metal and Albuquerque punk scenes, Russian Girlfriends strikes a careful balance between raw youthful energy, infectious melodies, and thoughtful, story-driven lyricism. The band formed in late 2014, a supergroup of sorts, comprised of Albuquerque local scene veterans and ex members of Koffin Kats, Adam Hooks and his Hang-ups, and Glitter Dick. The original lineup; Adam Hooks as lead vocalist, Ian Jarrell and Colin Dowell on guitar, and Jeremy Keith on bass, was completed when Sasha Horn (drummer for Heathen, Novembers Doom, and Forbidden.) signed on as the band’s drummer.
“…Straight outta power chord High School, Albuquerque’s Russian Girlfriends play driving, smart, old school punk rock n roll with a [bad as fuck] attitude. Packed with snotty sonic blasts that would make Lemmy proud, Russian Girlfriends are the embodiment of ” Aggressive Adult Contemporary…” – WILLIAM MICHAEL SMITH Houston Press