Sisters Aneliya and Emily of Chkbns grew up listening to Nirvana bootlegs, and that musical grounding led them and bandmate Vyacheslav to play in Seattle many years later. The grunge sound isn’t obvious on Thin Skin, but the attitude certainly is.

A surprisingly fluid blend of ethereal shoegaze elements, darkwave electronica and the abstract nihilism that embodied grunge, the track is a little marvel. The vocals weave a hypnotic spell, driven along by melodramatic percussion and a thunderous bass line all designed to woo the listener with into a cinematic reverie.

Thin Skin is out now on Bandcamp and also features on the Autwik album which you can pick up on cassette. To hear more about the band and their music, check them out on Facebook, VK or Instagram.