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British Band Autoheart's 'Moscow' Video Features Gay Kiss In Front Of Kremlin: VIDEO

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The new music video from Autoheart's debut album, 'Punch,' tells an idyllic gay love story, depicted in the video as a relationship between two Russian officials. The band must have had political commentary in mind when creating the psychedelic, flowery video, and the description on their YouTube page makes their point clear:

Moscow is a song about the daft optimism of being in love, when you just want to run away with that person, dream about being together forever, the house, the dog, and nothing else matters.

We are lucky in Britain to have laws that mean whether we are gay, straight, bisexual or anything in between, our relationships are recognised and our rights protected by law. But in Russia there is an anti-gay crisis happening right now: their government does not want to afford their people those same rights and are trying to criminalise even the discussion of gay equality.

In our video, two gay Russian soldiers kiss in front of the Kremlin -- yet just last month same a group of same-sex couples in Moscow were violently attacked and then arrested for doing just this.

The band also has hopes you'll sign a petition aimed at stopping "the crackdown against lesbian, gay, bi and trans people that is fuelling anti-gay violence." Their artistic contribution to the fight for equality on a global scale is exciting, and they pose a question that sums it all up:

Wouldn't it be amazing if one day everyone all consenting adults could be free to love who they want to without fear of persecution?

Autoheart's debut album is available on their website and on iTunes.

Watch (and listen) to the upbeat song, AFTER THE JUMP... 

 

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  1. How do you know the 2 soldiers are gay? They could easily be two straight guys. And, no, they are not kissing in front of the Kremlin. The image is of a superimposed Kremlin. Gosh, does anyone proof-read the entries on Towleroad?

    Posted by: Adam | Jul 17, 2013 9:46:23 PM


  2. He&& yeah. I just listened to that five times (blush). It's catchy! And cray romantic--in that rekindling-of-an-old-flame-with-a-longtime-lover-also-from-the-provinces way.

    Thank you. And good work!! :-)

    Posted by: Just_a_guy | Jul 17, 2013 9:55:47 PM


  3. Actually Adam, they are meant to be on Red Square and it's St Basil's Cathedral you're seeing in the video. The Kremlin would be off to the rear-right.

    Nice video, song, and sentiment though. I'm glad TR brought it to my attention.

    Posted by: David R. | Jul 17, 2013 9:58:50 PM


  4. I love his voice. I discovered them when Bright Light Bright Light remixed their song Lent. They're brilliant.

    Posted by: Jay | Jul 17, 2013 10:04:53 PM


  5. Well gosh, Adam, you've raised a really important point there. How DO we know that the two soldiers in the video are gay? I'm going to go WAY on a limb here and suggest it's BECAUSE THEY'RE FVCKING KISSING EACH OTHER!

    Let me guess. Adam = Rick.

    Posted by: Caliban | Jul 17, 2013 11:13:41 PM


  6. While I love this song, the song that played afterwards by the same band was "The Sailor Song" -- and ohhhhhhh, what a gorgeous song! He almost sounds like Tracy Chapman. It's heavenly. Check it out. I'm gonna have to check out this band on Spotify. Two great songs so far... I'm sure there will be plenty more!

    Posted by: Marc | Jul 18, 2013 2:45:30 AM


  7. Caliban ,

    Lol, you are so naive. Anyone can act. Women, especially, are known to fake their sexuality. Men cannot fake the sex act but they can fake a lip-lock.

    Please think before posting. It will save you the bother of posting.

    Posted by: Adam | Jul 18, 2013 3:20:29 AM


  8. @MARC agreed. Not sure if Autoheart is on Spotify, but I found them on Rdio. You should also checkout the Irrepressibles, their song Two Men in Love is awesome.

    Posted by: Jay | Jul 18, 2013 4:01:02 AM


  9. @MARC agreed. Not sure if Autoheart is on Spotify, but I found them on Rdio. You should also checkout the Irrepressibles, their song Two Men in Love is awesome.

    Posted by: Jay | Jul 18, 2013 4:01:05 AM


  10. Oh, Adam. Your posting style is so familiar.

    Let me guess. If it weren't for the tyranny of women and their controlling ways, all men, including straight men, would be free to show affection for each other and hug, kiss, even bvttfvck without any criticism for being less than manly? It's also due to the tyranny of women that some gay men fail to meet your high standards of male comportment.

    Am I getting warm?

    Posted by: Caliban | Jul 18, 2013 4:02:09 AM


  11. ♥ their ♫ ♪ ♫ I will be buying it.

    Posted by: 1♥ | Jul 18, 2013 7:40:54 AM


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