heatherwood are the couple maksim and darya from novosibirsk / russia. and they're yet another proof that russia has much more to offer than old babouchkas performing at the eurovision song contest. now, seriously, there's a bunch of good new bands coming from russia (for example galway) and heatherwood is one of them. a pretty new duo, indeed, but compared to some hyped american, english or western european newcomers their three songs sound way more mature . they play a cool blend of dreamy pop and retro synth sounds. it's only three songs that have been posted on soundcloud but they all sound extremely promising. that's why i think "heatherwood" is another band to keep an eye on in 2012.