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Antarte from Agrigento in Italy is the experimental shoegaze trio of Lillo Morreale (vocals/  guitar), Paolo Vita (guitar) and Gabriele Castelli (drums) Mixing in a psychedelic flavour to shoegaze, Antarte is able to inject a new dimension of ambient sound that has become synonymous with Scandinavian wilderness and deliver something that is an absolute fascination. I often take a listen […]


Downlouders is not a spelling mistake, but an experimental psychedelic music collective from Tuscany in Italy. Various members include - Andrea Cajelli (drums/ percussion / synth /vocals), Andrea Manenti (bass / guitars / vocals), Enrico Mangione (guitars / synth / fx / vocals), Giandomenico Fraschini (piano / rhodes / synth / vocals), Marco Sessa (synth / loops / […]

Martin Kleid

Martin Kleid is a four piece electro-indie band from Ancona in Italy comprising - Sasha Polita (Vocals /guitar /programming), Claudio Santoni (Guitar /synth), Francesco Pellegrinelli (Bass / vocals) and Michele Bellagamba (Drums). Sitting on the Eastern coast of Italy they are garnering a strong fan-base in Russia although they sound as though they should be housed in Scandinavia and a name […]


Redroomdreamers is a psychedelic pop band from Naples in Italy comprising Dario (Guitars / Vocals), Alessio (Drum / Percussion), Simone (Bass) and Michele (Guitars / Effects). Twisting vagaries of sounds wend their way in to the room and with that the listener is lifted up in to a journey wreathed in smiles. With a seemingly endless list of available […]

A Classic Education

A Classic Education based in Bologna in Italy, was formed back in 2007, after some personnel changes the current line-up which started as a trio of Jonathan Clancy, Luca Mazzieri and Paul Pieretto also includes Giulia Mazza and Federico Oppi. Introduced to me just over a year ago by that perennial source of superb sounds, Lefse Records, I […]

Larry Gus

Larry Gus is Panagiotis Melidis, originally from Veria in Greece now based in Milan Italy. The music is electronics led with a mix of influences supporting a mellow sound-track. Larry Gus is a pun based on the Larynx, with the Greek word for Larynx being larigas. I liked that immediately, before I heard the music – speaking of […]


Oh NO ITs POk from Italy are a three piece euro-synth band comprising Jimmy POk (vocals, guitar and sequencer), Billy POk (synth and vocoder) and Danny POk (drums and percussions). Having just released their 6 track EP Messicos, they are developing a presence both in Italy and the North London club circuit. The Post Punk […]


Armstrong? from Turin in Italy are a trio who first got together in 2005, use a wide range of instrumentation to produce their distinctive dream wave music. Rob (electric and acoustic guitars, piano and electronics) Stefano (bass, synth and  loops) and Marco (drums and electronics) have recently released the album Collateral. While the musical construction […]


Ofeliadorme from Bologna in Italy, were formed in 2007, when Francesca Bono (Vocals, guitar and Keyboard) got together with Gianluca Modica (Bass, guitar and backing vocal), soon joined by Tato Izzie (Guitar and bass) and Michele Postpischl (Drums and keyboard). Their experimental music is created as members take on different instruments through their atmospheric musical […]