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DeVotchKa: ICA, London

John L. Walters, The Guardian, 22 July 2008

DEVOTCHKA, an American four-piece fronted by exuberant singer-guitarist Nick Urata, play what might best be described as "indie-world", or "Slavic punk". Their sepia website plays up the "old Europe" poverty chic — with distressed scrapbooks, scratchy script and aged snapshots - but there is also a strong whiff of 1980s-style power pop, albeit with acoustic instruments rather than fizzy synths.

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