Pompeya is a Moscow band that creates unabashed Pop and New Wave music inspired by likes of 80's classics from Duran Duran to The Cure.
Pompeya was formed in late 2006 in Moscow and immediately gained local success on a Russian growing indie scene. The fourth show in history of the band - Pompeya was opener for legendary Stereophonics (UK) performing in front of 3000 people. Following few years musicians spent by recording demos and playing promo gigs until in 2009 they came up with their current music genre: new wave / 80s pop injected with a shot of funk/disco and Motown era. The music mix was acclaimed by critics and fans as «sunny viby music of hot summers, cool breezes and driving in cabriolets…». Their debut music video and EP «Cheenese» gained first wave of mass success among Russian fans and received honorable mentions in few international music blogs.
Their debut "Tropical" (2011) and follow up "Foursome" (2012) earned the band significant popularity in their home country, "energetically introducing Moscow’s youth to indie culture" remarks Los Angeles radio station KCRW. The two releases were reissued in 2013 by Mishu, alongside with a remix LP that included edits from Jimmy Edgar, Fred Falke, Psychomagic and others.
"The band released third «Real» LP in 2015 via Mishu, mixed by Brian Mctear (Local Natives, War on Drugs) in Philadelphia and co-produced by Dave Hartely (The War On Drugs) in NYC which been noticed by Stereogum, Entertainment Weekly, Noisey and other outlets. Tobi Lynn - host of LA's Alt 98.7fm mentioned "Real" among her favorites of 2016»
In 2018 Pompeya independently released fourth album which was completely written and recorded in the USA, produced by musicians themselves and mixed by Jules de Gasperis (Bleached, James Supercave) in Los Angeles. The band spent 2 years writing demos and trying to find the balance in themselves living far from home. The LP got name «Dreamers» reflecting all of the ups-n-downs that band went through.
The band currently lives between Moscow and Los Angeles and travels all over the world.
2019-2020 Dreamers World Tour will include USA, China, Russia & CIS, Europe and Latin America.