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?‘.
Turn Up The Volume wrote: “New musing Carry Me On feels like a nightly
gloaming. Acoustic soul-searching and intimate tenderness. The darksome
sorrowfulness of the late great Buckley legends floats all over this gloomy
Giacomo Oberti ballad. The Bankrobber is back and still has the lockdown
And here’s the video clip for the song. As always, made with images fitting
the song’s heart and soul, with stylishness and refinement, visualizing the
tristesse of the protagonist in this one beautifully. Melancholia in motion.
New musing Carry Me On feels like a nightly gloaming. Acoustic
soul-searching and intimate tenderness. The darksome sorrowfulness
of the late great Buckley legends floats all over this new gloomy Giacomo
Oberti ballad. The Bankrobber is back and still has the lockdown blues…
Italian synth-guitar popsters THE BANKROBBER, led by siblings Oberti, released a new hazy single called BLOOD, a couple of
Turn Up The Volume wrote: “Starting with a short repetitive intro of
ah ah ah’s bringing Laurie Anderson‘s 1981 hit O Superman to mind, you
instantly enter a twilight zone with dreamy atmospherics, weeping guitars
and poetical, alternating male/female vocals. A darksome, somber, and
pitchy meditation, a misty winter song, a double-edged candlelight beauty.”
Now they have a clip out for the track. Special visuals as usual…
Starting with a short repetitive intro of ah ah ah’s bringing Laurie Anderson‘s 1981
hit O Superman to mind, you instantly enter a twilight zone with dreamy atmospherics, weeping guitars and poetical, alternating male/female vocals. A shadowy, somber, and pitchy meditation, a misty winter song, a double-edged candlelight beauty.
Italian guitar-synth pop act THE BANKROBBER returns with a new single, strangely entitled I.A.M.N.A.Y.A.M.D (Always In My Nightmare). The first new music since
their splendid debut album Missing.
The fresh track resonates like the soundtrack of a black and white thriller movie with the ongoing repetition of the keywords Always In My Nightmare and the subtle piano touches creating a mysterious and magnetic effect. The song’s slo-mo progression will keep on coming back in your mind after a couple of spins. An intriguing and darksome piece.
Who: Take a deep breath… a grungy psychedelic indie postpunk Dadaist
Guerrilla D.I.Y ontology, discordian, skizophonic rock act from Derry city
Ireland THE WORLDS ONLY GUERRILLA DIY RIOT GUYRL BAND.
The Barbiturates is actually the one-warrior-band of Geoff Street
who produces a multifarious mix of all things post-punk and post
prog-rock and who looks like a bankrobber.
Last February he came up with his Selection Box #1. A 60-minute long mishmash of
retro blues, post-prog-rock mania, paranoid psychedelia, big bang Kraftwerk disco,
psych-o-billy cramps, garage havoc, symphonic synth surprises, amplified ambient ambiance, sonic hallucinations and everything that can boggle your mind.
If you are not happy with just 60 minutes of his sonic brain twists you can lose
yourself now in Selection Box #2, it’s even longer with its 90 minutes.
Geoff Street“It’s a sneaky peak at a humble collection of early live performances,
alternative mixes of lo-fi tracks, semi-acoustic DEMOS of songs and experimental
music that will be coming in there true full glory in the near future.”.
TUTV: Box #2 is also a mishmash of Street‘s non-stop appetite for music. It’s
an amazeballs concatenation of corking stuff. It’s a series of good to great tracks.
Trust me, it’s an AUTHENTIC WORK by an AUTHENTIC music junk, you can listen
to in full or in parts. One more thing. For all Catholics out there, there’s hope as Street found out that JESUS never died. Although he’s a BANKROBBER who lives
Italian guitar and synth pop outfit THE BANKROBBER formed in 2008 and named after
that standout dub reggae cracker by The Clash. This sparkling outfit produces effervescent sonic rainbows and varied, lively symphonies. Their debut longplayer MISSING, released in 2018, is crystal clear proof of singer/songwriter and guitarist Giacomo Oberti‘s high-quality songwriting skills. The longplayer is a jaunty work of twinkling vibes, brisk electrodynamics, sprightly melodies, and scintillating vocals. Universal pop music without frontiers.
Album in full here…
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– CLOSER –
Live in Belgium last year (pics by Turn Up the Volume!)