Mumiy Troll Mumiy Troll — Russia’s most influential cult art-indie rockers who never tired of reinventing themselves — are ready to offer their long-living recipe of “ginseng” rock-n-roll to the American continent. The band, which identify themselves as Evergreen Far Eastern romantics, was founded in Vladivostok (Russian biggest port on the Pacific coast) by Ilya Lagutenko. Since then, they have played gigs across the globe: from Siberia to the Baltics, Mongolia to Greenland, Shanghai open-airs to St Petersburg’s Palace Square. Being a successful band, they are still fresh, hungry, and in search of new musical discoveries. Their genuine disregard for trends quickly made them the coolest, biggest and best-selling band in Russia having led to many number one singles, numerous awards and several sold-out arena tours. Starting with the release of their first self-funded album in 1997, Mumiy Troll rapidly became one of Russia’s most popular and influential bands, and have clocked up more than 100 million downloads to date. They were the first to appear on Russian MTV, represented Russia at Eurovision, and have won every award going in their native land but are still staying true to their original “INDIE DIY” strategies. Being the participants of famous festivals and music conferences in different countries (SXSW, Culture Collide, Zandari, Sound City, etc) in 2013 they founded their own showcase festival “Vladivostok Rocks” (V-ROX ) which is held in Vladivostok annually and has become a massive cultural phenomenon recognized by NY Times as “A small Pacific Woodstock… A city on Russia’s edge aims to be a musical beacon…” Mumiy Troll’s 11th Russian album “Pirate Copies” and second English-language release “Malibu Alibi” LP was presented during the European tour in Autumn 2015 — they played 16 sold-out gigs in Germany, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Baltic States.