March Division is the electro-rock collective of Andy Vitali (Vocals / Guitars / Bass / Synths / Programming), Emanuele Platania (Drum / Percussions / Drum Machines), Mattia Pissavini (Keyboards / Synth / Vocals) and Stefano Lai (Bass / Synth Bass / Vocals / Programming) from Milan in Italy.
March Division are on a journey of exploration with changes in core sound since their formation in 2010. In the main, rock derived pieces were prominent in their first release back in 2012, Radio Day Dream. The 2014 EP Post Meridian Soul had a heavier dance feel to it. It will be interesting to see where the new EP Metropolitan Fragments scheduled for release later in 2014 will direct these very able musicians.
The combinations of technology and instrumental are fused together to deliver a sound which has a natural timbre. Building the tracks from the perspectives of instrumental and drum-kit March Division creates music which has an immediacy, whilst the extended electronics provides the sounds with a more luscious feel than would otherwise be possible. Despite the plethora of gadgetry to hand the band don’t over complicate it and create music which percolates smoothly into the ears.
Well received in Italy as a live act, they have also made fleeting international appearances and it would be good to see their range of opportunities extend further as their songs of everyday life potentially resonate across the world.