Sado Opera are one of the most eye-and-ear-catching bands operating in Europe right now, as evidenced by the video for their new single ‘You Make Me…Ah!’, which we are proud to premiere today.

The queer performance group originated in St. Petersburg, Russia, but have been based in Berlin since 2014, their reputation for extravagant stage shows eventually bagging them the role of resident band at Wilde Renate, one of Berlin’s most notorious nightclubs.

Led by the eccentric frontman known only as The Colonel, they draw from a colourful history of music, including George Clinton, Queen and Prince. It all proved irresistible for their most celebrated fan Conan O’Brien, who fell in love with the band so intensely that he demanded to join them on stage when he brought his talk show to Berlin in 2016.

This falsetto and synth-driven anthem has the sass of a ‘Controversy’-era outtake, a confident, cocksure follow-up to recent singles ‘Russian Anal Game’ and ‘We Are Stray’. With a couple of shows scheduled for The Great Escape in Brighton on 18 May, and a long list of European festivals throughout the summer, Sado Opera might just be on the brink of a serious international cult following.