Yuri Gagarin are a progressive, psychedelic rock band from Gothenburg Sweden that formed in 2012. The band's music blends several genres into one driving force that has garnered them a wide fan appeal across the shoegaze, psychedelic rock, progressive rock and heavy rock circles. Yuri Gagarin's music will remind seasoned fans of Hawkwind with their space progressive psychedelic driving sounds.
Their self titled debut album "Yuri Gagarin" was released in 2013 and received high praise by their fans. September 25th, 2015 saw the release of a two song EP titled "Sea of Dust" and it didn't disappoint either, as their fans have heaped much praise on this solid emerging band from Northern Europe.
"Sea of Dust starts things off with a cool guitar line and some acoustic guitars mixed in as well before the heavy brainblasting stuff kicks in as the track builds and builds, the synths start to layer into the sound and the lead guitar line takes the lead. A great track ... not too unlike their earlier stuff. Flip the 7" over for Psychological Discontinuity is really driven by the great melodic lead guitar as the rest of the band provides the solid wall of sound with heavy bass, drums and guitar riffs and floating space sounds over the top ... Not a lot of variety in what this band delivers but damn, I like it. Fans of Litmus, Hawkwind, US Christmas, etc. will dig this." (Scott's Music Reviews / writingaboutmusic.blogspot.com)