From BANKROBBER To BANKROCKER

Daily electricity to load your batteries

11 Augustus 2022

Band: THE BANKROBBER
Who: Italian alt-pop band led by
brother ad sister Giacomo and
Maddalena Oberti
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New single: HATE ME
5th shared track (hear the other 4 below) from
their new, upcoming album Lighters and Lovers.

Turn Up The Volume: Wow! So far this Italian trio made their way
to Turn Up The Volume‘s ears with scintillating synth-pop sparks. But
here with Hate Me they swirl stupendously.

Turned-on guitars and Oberti‘s quick-fire vocals – on the cracking
chorus he goes as fast as a rapper – inflame this straightforward
standout. From bankrobber to bankrocker.

Bingo!

The other 4 cuts.

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THE BANKROBBER: Twitter – Instagram

How Was 2022 For Sparkling Italian Guitar/Synth Pop Family THE BANKROBBER?

23 December 2022

Sparkling Italian synth-guitar-pop act THE BANKROBBER is centered
around siblings Giacomo and Maddalena Oberti. Turn Up The Volume is
a vivid fan since their 2018 album Missing with its effervescent shaped
pop-ular tunes without frontiers.

This year the band came back with a stellar new 6-track EP, named
LIGHTERS and is voted Best EP of 2022 by Turn Up The Volume.
Say no more.

Enough reasons to have a chat with capobanda Giacomo about the EP
but also about their Euro tour, a scary night in France, The Clash (of course),
the siblings’ inspirational father and more.

But, as usual, we start an interview with a piece of music. Here’s one of my
fav tracks off the EP where they went from bankrobbers to bankrockers.

Hello Giacomo,

When and how did THE BANKROBBER started its musical journey?

“We started as a band many years ago, playing the songs we loved. We had
the rehearsal room in the cellar under the house, after the first gigs we wanted
to start writing our songs and over the years the project has changed shape
up to today’s line up.”

Who came up with the band’s name and is there story behind?

“We were kids and we mostly listened to punk music. We had a list of names
from songs or album by artists we loved like “Shadow Play” by Joy Division and
“Bankrobber” by The Clash. I decided for The Bankrobber because it sounded great
to me and it still does, I also love the meaning so I really like our band’s name.”

Your father was in a prog rock band in the 70s and now his daughter and
son are making music for some time. Were you inspired by your dad?

“Sure! We grew up in a house full of music and records so it helped a lot
to build our passion for music and our creativity. He also always bought
us the records we wanted and encouraged to make music but without
pressure.”


Father Oberti on the far left – drummer for
with prog-rock band Men Of Lake in the 70s

Which of your songs would you pick to introduce
THE BANKROBBER to people who never heard of you?

“Hard question! I think our music has a soft romantic side and a more energetic side,
so I will probably would say “Blood” which was released between the two albums.”

The brand new EP ‘LIGHTERS’ is a great work of pop
excellence. Does the title relate to the 6 songs?

“Actually it’s not, we are going to release another EP called “Lovers” and the full album’s title will be Lighters and Lovers. We chose this name from one of the songs we were producing for the record but then we decided to save it for a future release.”

With song titles like ‘Kill My Name’, ‘Hate Me’, ’Bury Me Softly’
and ‘Leah Dies’ it’s like the EP is not really a happy one.

“We define this new work something between Dark and romantic, there are often
both elements. introspective, abstract and dark lyrics that somehow speak of love.”

WHITE SKIN is my absolute fav piece.
What’s the song about?

White Skin is a love song about distance. A love letter.”

“The video for ‘White Skin’ is top too.
What did you want to express with the clip?”

“To get a more precise answer we should ask my sister who conceived and directed
the video but it is set during prom and she wanted to give the protagonist an almost magical aura to make the story dreamy and romantic.”

Next year another EP named LOVERS is coming out.
What can you already reveal about it ?

“It’s going to be a five songs EP, we produced everything in the same
period so the whole project sounds heterogeneous but with common
references.

We can also say that there will be a feat. In one of the songs.”

Any anecdotes about your recent Euro tour?

“We are very happy to be back after two years without concerts.

During this tour everything went very well except for a couple of scary
accommodations and a crazy adventure by night. We were in France and
we almost had to cross the country in one day. So after the concert we
headed back to the next city but we were too tired and we looked for
rooms to rest a bit.

At one point we entered the parking lot of a motel to see if there was the
possibility of staying overnight when we realize that the gate had closed
behind us blocking us inside.

Desperation!

No one was answering at the motel’s phone number so we
had to wait for someone to come in or leave. We decided to
sleep in the van while we waited and after a few hours
a very drunk man came in opening the gate and leading
us to freedom!”

What’s the best track/album you heard all year?

“I loved Skinty Fia by Fontaines D.C.”

Suppose you were asked to cover a Xmas carol,
which one would it be and how would it sound?

Christmas songs sound too happy for us, haha. Actually, I like almost
all Christmas tunes but I don’t really know if I don’t know if I could make
a version with our sounds while keeping the spirit but let’s try with
“The Christmas Song ” by Nat King Cole.”

Which track will you play when the clock
strikes midnight on 31 December.

“This is unpredictable! It will depend on the moment
but I think I would put something really powerful.”

Name three things you really want to happen in 2023?

“In terms of projects I’m building my production studio and I hope to work
a lot in it, I also would love to play with my band at some great festivals and
of course, I want to feel good with my friends and family.”

Thank you for this interview, Giacomo!
May the road rise with The Bnakrobber in 2023.

Stream LIGHTERS EP here…

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THE BANKROBBER: Facebook – Instagram

Best EP Of 2022 – ‘LIGHTERS’ by Sparkling Guitar/Synth Pop Act THE BANKROBBER

19 December 2022

It has been 4 years since Italian guitar/synth pop act THE BANKROBBER
centered around siblings Giacomo and Maddalena Oberti. released their brisk
debut album Missing,. But it’s not like they took an extensive vacation.

Over the past 2 years, they dropped 6 new striking songs, which
they bundled together last month in an EP baptized LIGHTERS

Giacomo: “We define this new work as something between dark and
romantic, there are often both elements. introspective, abstract and
dark lyrics that somehow speak of love.”

TUTV: Lighters is an exemplary accomplishment of skillful pop songwriting. Sparkling, breezy, and varied. The first three tracks (Kill My Name / White Skin / Hate Me) are sheer nightclub stompers you can pirouette yourself giddy too.

With the three other pieces (Burry Me Softly / Carry Me On / Leash Died (Shouldn’t Cry))
the mood and atmosphere change, sonically, vocally and lyrically, to shadowy reflections and enigmatic musings, which makes the full extended play a versatile aural experience.

The seamless production let the songs breathe. No over-dubbing, no disturbing arty
farty tricks. Lighters is about crystal clear pop richness. Best EP of 2023. But the family
isn’t done yet.

Giacomo: “Next year we are going to release another EP called “Lovers” and both EPs
will become a full album, titled “Lighters and Lovers“. We chose this name from one of
the songs we were producing for the record but then we decided to save it for a future
release.”

TUTV: Keep your eyes peeled for an end-of-the-Bankrobber-year
interview coming very soon so you can read it around the Xmas tree.

Watch/enjoy the video clips for White Skin,
Leash Died (Shouldn’t Cry)
and Carry Me On .

– WHITE SKIN –

– LEASH DIED (SHOULDN’T CRY) –

– CARRY ME ON

LIGHTERS IN FULL

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THE BANKROBBER: Facebook – Instagram

THE BANKROBBER Scores Again With New Single ‘BURY ME SOFTLY’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

25 June 2022

Band: THE BANKROBBER
Who: Italian alt-pop band led by
brother ad sister Giacomo and
Maddalena Oberti
‘.

New single: BURN ME SOFTLY
Third new piece from their
forthcoming, sophomore album.

Score: This is a mesmeric slo-mo electro groove with Soft Cell synths here and there, a booming beat making your head move up and down while your feet tap to the rhythm. The dark lyrics and the haunting siblings vocals create a shadowy atmosphere. A curious and capricious cut. Another great single. Bring on the album!

Try this: lights out, headphones on, volume to the max.
It’ll feel like if your heart beats like hammer blows.

Press play here…

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THE BANKROBBER: Instagram – Facebook

Second Scintillating Synth Pop Longplayer By Italian Popsters THE BANKROBBER Lands On 23 September

22 August 2022

Band: THE BANKROBBER
Who: Italian alt-pop band led by
brother ad sister Giacomo and
Maddalena Oberti
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New album: LIGHTERS AND LOVERS
Sophomore longplayer, following their
excellent 2018 debut Missing.

Release: 23 September 2022
Pre-order info: here

TRACKLIST

The band shared 5 tracks so far, 3 with a video clip.
All harbingers for a new scintillating synth-pop LP.

– WHITE SKIN –

– CARRY ME ON –

– LEASH DIED (SHOULDN’T CRY)

– BURY ME SOFTLY –

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– HATE ME –

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Euro Tour 2022

THE BANKROBBER: Twitter – Instagram

Saturday Remix Fever – THE BANKROBBER Invite You Again To Dance To Synth Stomper ‘WHITE SKIN’

New striking strokes

24 September 2022

Band: THE BANKROBBER
Who: Italian alt-pop band led by
brother ad sister Giacomo and
Maddalena Oberti

The Italian trio released their swirling synth stomper single WHITE SKIN
last March. A rad track from their upcoming, second LP Lighters and Lovers.

Turn Up The Volume wrote: This titillating electro- intro echoes early Depeche Mode before they became the darkwave Goth-esque rockers we all know. But in an eye-blink White Skin turns into a swirling synth-pop stomper to fill dancefloors with. It’s an instantly infectious nightclub earworm with an ecstatic chorus.

Now you can make your best moves to disco ball rotating
remixes by Common Flaws and Max Granata.

Right here, right now…

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Dancing on the road.

THE BANKROBBER: Twitter – Instagram

Swirling Synth Pop Stomper – THE BANKROBBER Dropped New Single ‘WHITE SKIN’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

1 March 2022

Band: THE BANKROBBER
Who: Italian alt-pop band led by
brother ad sister Giacomo and
Maddalena Oberti

New single: WHITE SKIN
Second shared piece of the
band’s new upcoming album.

Turn Up The Volume: The titillating electro- intro echoes early Depeche Mode
before they became the darkwave Goth-esque rockers we all know. But in an
eye-blink White Skin turns into a swirling synth-pop stomper to fill dancefloors
with. It’s an instantly infectious nightclub earworm with an ecstatic chorus.

In a normal world (does that actually exists?) this adrenaline-infused
and hip-swinging doozy should top the dance charts around the globe.

Another solid gold hit by the Italian siblings.

Press play and move your feet…

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THE BANKROBBER: Facebook

THE BANKROBBER Shares Another Dream With ‘LEASH DIED (SHOULDN’T CRY)

Daily electricity to load your batteries

22 December 2021

Band: THE BANKROBBER
Who: Italian alt-pop band led by
siblings Giacomo and Maddalena Oberti

New single: LEASH DIED (SHOULDN’T CRY)
A new piece from their upcoming, second, album
titled Lighters and Lovers

The Italian band follows their intimate and tender ballad
Carry Me On with this new emotive reflection. But this
shadowy dream is more upbeat and lively although with
a dark twist when a distorted ghost-like voice takes the
song over on the chorus. I’m pretty sure Tame Impala will
like this one.

Tune in here…

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THE BANKROBBER: Facebook

Now Watching – Dreampop Duo THE BANKROBBER With Retro Discotheque Clip For Their Effervescent Single ‘WHITE SKIN’

For your eyes (and invite your ears too)

15 April 2022


Italian sibblings skin

Last month Italian popsters THE BANKROBBER launched
the second single, titled WHITE SKIN from their upcoming
second longplayer.

Turn Up The Volume wrote: “The titillating electro- intro echoes early Depeche Mode before they became the darkwave Goth-esque rockers we all know. But in an eye-blink White Skin turns into a swirling synth-pop stomper to fill dancefloors with. It’s an instantly infectious nightclub earworm with an ecstatic chorus. This adrenaline-infused and hip-swinging doozy should top the dance charts around the globe.”

Here’s the totally cool retro discotheque clip, glitter ball included, feat. a drop-dead
gorgeous, white-legged lady (can I have her telephone number, please?)

Let your eyes roll…

THE BANKROBBER: Spotify – Facebook

Who’s That Girl? Italian Popsters THE BANKROBBER Drop Video For Newest Single ‘LEASH DIED (SHOULDN’T CRY)’

For your ears and eyes

11 January 2022

Band: THE BANKROBBER
Who: Italian alt-pop band led by
siblings Giacomo and Maddalena Oberti

The tandem revealed their newest single LEASH DIED (SHOULDN’T CRY)
last month. A first taster from their forthcoming, second, album titled
Lighters and Lovers

Turn Up The Volume wrote: The Italian band follows their intimate and tender
ballad Carry Me On with this new emotive reflection. But this shadowy dream is
more upbeat and lively although with a dark twist when a distorted ghost-like
voice takes over on the chorus. I’m pretty sure Tame Impala will like this.

As usual The Bankrobber visualize their songs with eye-catching videos.
Here’s the colors-filled clip for the new one, starring a young enigmatic
beauty. Eurythmics‘s Annie Lennox would sing ‘Who’s That Girl?‘.

Have a look, ladies and gents…

THE BANKROBBER: Facebook