We Are Us a garage rock band from Rimini in Italy is the duo of Silvio Pasqualini (Vocal / Bass / Guitar) and Maddalena Zavatta (Vocal / Guitar).
We Are Us
Less than a month old and neither want to take credit for Drums or keys, but someone is playing them. With only three tracks to their credit and no live performances, you may be wondering why I am asking you take a listen to We Are Us. For a few reasons: Firstly bands this new is precisely why Emerging Indie Bands exists; Secondly, they have started out doing precisely what so many bands forget – making their music available from the off and not stressing about the packaging first and; Most importantly the music feels genuine and makes the day better for having heard it.
This approach would of course sit well in my mind as you know. My first gig was after forming a band on the Wednesday – a four hour band practice on the Saturday and on to the stage that evening with a half an hour set as the opening act in a pub on The Old Kent Road in South East London. Of course I forgot some of the lyrics and we weren’t tight, but it was a great night and we were booked straight back by the venue for a follow up gig, so it can’t have been a complete disaster. However were the music not up to mustard I wouldn’t have asked you to spend the time.
Within the three tracks on a release entitled And This Is You, We Are Us head from indie pop through garage rock and on to shoegaze each handled well, so it will be interesting to find out which direction they ultimately travel, of course I have my preference, but I am not in the band and won’t have to live with that decision.
Thanks for getting your creative ideas out there so quickly We Are Us and all the best in the development of the career.
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Femme Fatale is Michele Puleio (Vocals / Bass ), Rosario Russo (Guitar / Vocals), Davide Buzzi (Guitar / Keys) and Nicholas David Altea (Drums) an indie rock band from Alessandria in Italy.
Delightfully structured material swoops out of the speakers like an eagle eyeing its prey as Femme Fatale who have a few years experience behind them now, using that knowledge to develop their tracks in waves of lush guitar, whilst keeping it moving forwards to hit the target.
Femme Fatale are another band who have languished in my email inbox for a few years now (February 2011), though others still awaiting a reply will be heartened that I have finally completed my 2010 emails, so am making steady, if slow progress…. Of equal interest is that despite their growing international appeal, particularly with return invitations to the UK, they are still looking for a label to work with and as I am aware there are many A&R Indie label readers of the website – these guys wouldn’t necessarily be averse to you making contact.
The melodic structures the band incorporates into the tracks can and do become fairly intricate yet remain easy on the ear which is a testament to their song-writing ability. Femme Fatale take Brit-pop to a warmer clime and inject it with Mediterranean sunshine to leave the audience a sense of well-being and on a personal note, as long as bands like Femme Fatale are able to find spaces in which to play there is still hope for us all.
Thanks Nicholas for making contact – I did get there in the end – sorry for the two and a half year delay.
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AustraliA from Pisa in Italy is the garage rock duo of Olga (Drums / Bass / Synth) and Chicano (Vocals / Guitar).
AustraliA seemed like a great dropping off point with their lo-fi reproductions and highly fuzzed output which has an underlying spinal chord that thrashes around like a dying crocodile. This is music in which to wallow and roll around in the mud such are the sparks flying out of the speakers.
Material such as this relies completely on the credibility of the performance as the technical ability is the equivalent of ‘three chords form band’ and as you well know, did I not think it was worth your time I wouldn’t have asked you to spare the time, this is an absolute delight of basal musicianship given a fillip through pure exuberance and for that very reason it engages the listener in a flurry of activity that phases across the ears like an video recorder pause button. There is something surreal that you just have to get to grips with it and I am wreathed in smiles as I listen to their launch release Robot.
Sometimes music, when pared back to basics, then distorted is just the ticket and AustraliA is a duo who deliver sounds which perfectly hit the spot with a lesson to teach many who just ‘try too hard’ loosing the freshness and honesty of it all. Whether there is a career as a duo I have my doubts, as the players have too much to do to make it a coherent stage performance, but add a couple of new faces of the same mindset and there is great potential for a highly charged live performance band.
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