Today marks the first of three without a show. Such days can be expensive, but they also mean we get to experience more of a place than usual. Which is good.
Today we travel to Tomsk. Not to be confused with Omsk. We've already been to Omsk. Now we're going to Tomsk. Different place, mate.
Our show in Novosibirsk is cancelled and so, a day of relatively relaxed driving between cities awaits us.
Krupskaya's first album in fifteen years releases next week, as does the start of our tour across Czech Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia, Dubai and Lebanon.
Our first full day in Siberia takes us on a journey to Omsk, the fabled city of idiots.
Today marks our venturing into Tyumen and with it, our official entrance into Siberia itself. Exciting times.
Today we visit Yekaterinburg, an incredible city which further challenges any preconceptions I had about what Eastern Russia would be like.
Today we experience Perm and perhaps most amazingly of all – Alex singing on Rock Band. Step aside, Glenn Danzig!
How to you beat a beautiful night by the water in Nizny Nozvorod? By waking up to the single greatest sight anyone could hope for.
As we venture toward Nizhny Novgorod, little do we know that today’s events are going to involve getting lost in another forest and a bare penis. Yay.
Tonight we play in a forest in Moscow and the only directions we have are – when you find this tree, turn left. I admire Russia’s simplicity, I must say.
It begins – three and a half weeks driving across over nine thousand miles of Siberian wildlands! Will we die? Will we suck? Will anyone show up? All these mysteries and more, will be answered!
In August 2018, Krupskaya decided to challenge ourselves with one of our more ridiculous adventures yet: tour across Siberia, over nine and a half thousand kilometres in three and a half weeks. Oh, and survive, preferably.
It's been a fair ol' while since I updated my journal, though this hasn't been due to simple procrastination. Well, maybe not entirely, at least.
An insight into the ballache/creative process behind the artwork for Krupskaya's 2017 split release with Germany's Wojczech.
Goodbye Prague, goodbye Petra! Onward to Germany for the first of our last two shows.