SEX TYPE THING hail from Saint-Petersburg. The name of the band was adopted in early 2009 after years of development, lineup and style changes. As a matter of fact, vocalist Michael Chigidin and guitarist Pavel Voinov, the core-members of STT, have been playing together since 1998: the first ten years were spent performing under the names AIRBAG, TY COBB, and EBOLA as well as building musical foundation they felt they required. Their first album, Southern Dreams From Northern Reality, came out in spring 2009, and was met with warm local and national critical response. However, the unexpected departure of their drummer and bass player negatively impacted the band's perspective. In the beginning of 2011, the band raised again with a new rhythm section on board. For music samples and booking please visit SEX TYPE THING BandCamp page.
Sex Type Thing / Checked Up By Time (2011) / CD $11.00
The second album by SEX TYPE THING. Performed the band's lineup of Michael Chigidin (vocals, acoustic guitars, keys), Pavel Voinov (guitars), Dmitry Saulin (bass), and Vladimir Zinoviev (drums) with guest appearances of Alexey Ivanov (harp) and Andrey Panin (percussion). Recorded by Alexander Dokshin and mixed by Andrey Aljakrinsky at Dobrolet Records Studio, SPb in January 2011. Mastered by Boris Istomin at Vintage Records Studio, Moscow. Artwork and design concept by Alexander von Wieding. (4-panel digipak; 32 min. – 7 tracks)
"Combine the best stoner rock elements with 90's grunge influences and some riff heavy blues, add to that great melodies and clean vocals and you get exactly what Sex Type Thing has set out to accomplish. A great rock record!" – by Reg Reg Rykaczewski of Heavy Planet (USA) (March 2011).
"Direct, uncompromisely and rocking hard – that would be the motto of this record. If you found yourself, grab it and play it loud!" – by Nikola Savic of Prog Sphere (Serbia) (May 2011).
"This is an album that has been filled with dirty, loud and proud stoner rock, raw and dirty blues and grunged out guitars that by design needs to fill your room. This is an album that is full of big hooks that leave its size ten footprint all over your face... Sex Type Thing is a band that really knows how to rock the foundations, unafraid to bring the house down, offering diversity. (Score: 4/5)" – by John O'Boyle of Sea Of Tranquility (USA) (June 2011).
The album was also reviewed at: Metal Library (Russia), Chief Ryan's Brutal Beer And Metal (USA).
Sex Type Thing / The Southern Dreams From Northern Reality. Play It Loud (2009) / CD $9.00
SEX TYPE THING’s debut mini-album The Southern Dreams From Northern Reality (Play It Loud), which hit the streets in March 2009, is the very first CD-release by a Russian band ever daring to enter areas of Southern Rock and Stoner Metal. It features six furiously energetic songs sung in English, full of American lost highway’s romanticism, bending licks, and thick fuzzy riffs. Performed by Michael Chigidin (vocals, guitar), Pavel Voinov (guitar), Alexander Gogolev (bass), and Dmitry Kuharev (drums). 500 copies were pressed and hand-numbered by the bandmates. (cardboard sleeve; 31 min. – 6 tracks)
"A kick ass album of stoner-metal, post-grunge and intense bluesrock." – Clear Spot distribution (The Netherlands).
"Their sound is your typical stoner sound, great guitar riffs, rocking melodies and good vocals." – The Soda Shop (USA).
"Sex Type Thing filter any grunge leanings through a riff-heavy approach..." – by JJ Koczan of The Obelisk (USA).
The album was reviewed at: Indievid (Russia), Far From Moscow (USA), Rolling Stone (Russia).