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Outwave – Photo courtesy of Seahorse Recordings
Italy certainly has produced a whole slew of great bands over the past decade and today we have the pleasure of introducing you to yet another fine indie rock outfit from the historic birthing ground of the arts. From all the way over to the country’s northern realm, just west of Venice, comes alternative rockers Outwave.
Their hard-hitting lead single ‘Moving Tangle’, is showcased through an eye-catching video. This is the first taste of their forthcoming debut album The Storm, set for release later this month via Seahorse Recordings.
Both melodic and riff heavy, some strong punchy moments here make for an enjoyable listen and whets the appetite to see what else their debut long-play has to offer.
This album also involves a collaboration with American singer and songwriter Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd, Billy Idol, Steve Hackett), whose contribution is notable on two of the featured tracks.
Capturing the synergy of live performance, the band recorded their 10-track debut LP at 2 Recording Studio, which features music ranging from loud in-your-face rock to Floydian atmospheres, with a special consideration to the classic Brit pop and rock stylings.
Formed in early 2015 in the Italian city of Padua, Outwave is a quartet of music mavericks comprised of Luca Ceccato (voice and guitar), Leonardo De Sisti (bass guitar), Giovanni Masiero (drums), and Alessandro Andrian (guitar), the latter joining the band in mid-2015.
After performing in various local bands, the four members set on a new adventure, exploring a new pop/rock trajectory of their own original music. In autumn of 2015, the band wrote their first singles and started to play live in local pubs and soon after, recorded a 3-song EP that would sow the seeds for their debut full-length offering.
With the vibe of a concept album, the storyline here develops progressively through these tracks, telling the tale of an inner journey of the antagonist. Through several vicissitudes metaphorically associated with natural phenomena and scenic settings, he will be deeply marked and forever changed by this tempest, leading him to a greater conception of life and helping him realize for how long he had been blinded by the haze of frivolity.
The listener can dive into a floating route and roam through the events and the feelings of the protagonist across the journey, experiencing the cusp of daylight, with its liveliness and positiveness, and the ethereal mysteriousness of nocturnal obscurity.
‘Moving Tangle’ is available across digital stores as Apple Music and online platforms such as Spotify. The full album The Storm will be released on September 18.
Luca Ceccato – Lead vocal and Guitar
Alessandro Andrian – Guitar
Leonardo De Sisti – Bass Guitar
Giovanni Masiero – Drums
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