The idea that Britain and the United States somehow have a God-given right to dominate pop culture has gradually evaporated.
Perhaps it's the impact of the world wide web, but now fans are uncovering important facets of pop mythology from outside the Trans-Atlantic exchange.
Walking Shapes hail from the United States, but for their new video have taken inspiration from a lost Soviet cartoon. 'The Bremen Town Musicians' was an enormous hit in the USSR towards the late 60s, matching imaginative animation to a score influenced by emerging rock trends.
Taking snippets of the cartoon and setting it against their music, Walking Shapes have emerged with something special.
Check it out now.