MetaMorfosi Alterantive Club proudly presents:
Other Voices [Darkwave/postpunk]
Style Sindrome [80’s cult band/italian wave]
Friday 11th May at Wishlist Club, Rome.
Gli Other Voices sono Vincenzo Amato (Voce), Giuseppe Dromì (chitarra), Vincenzo D’agostino (chitarra), Giuseppe Bonelli (basso), e Francesco Misti (Batteria). La band nasce in Calabria nel 1998 e nel 2005 esce il primo album “Anatomy of a Pain” per l’etichetta Romana “In The Night Time” Il lavoro ottiene ampi consensi dalla stampa e dalle webzine del settore e il magazine Ritual inserirà la band tra le più interessanti novità dell’anno. Gli Other Voices oltre ad aver fatto spalla agli El Guapo, noto gruppo avant-rock americano, fanno da supporto a Roma ad una delle massime espressioni del punk anni ’70: i Buzzcocks. Nello stesso anno la band suona al Blüthenrausch Summer Fest a Berlino e a Maggio 2010 fa da supporto nel live di Wayne Hussey, cantante dei The Mission. Nell’autunno 2010 la band inizia la registrazione del nuovo Ep “Beloved a Child” a Liverpool. La produzione del nuovo album è affiancata da Francesco Mellina e David “Yorkie” Palmer. Dall’Ep viene estratto il video del brano omonimo, diretto da Mark Jordan. “Beloved a Child” esce nel 2011 in Inghilterra e riscuote grande successo tra i critici musicali tanto da essere trasmesso su radio importanti come BBC radio (UK), ColdRock (NewYork), Amazing Radio e molte altre. A ottobre 2014 gli Other Voices tornano in studio a Liverpool per registrare un Lp di 11 tracce e questa volta registrano nei Parr Streat Studio, con la produzione di Yorkie e O’Shaughnessy come tecnico del suono. Il nuovo album “A Way Back” esce nella primavera 2015, con l’etichetta RBL Music Italia e la distrubuzione di Goodfellas. L’album è stato preceduto dal video del singolo “A Night Lasting a Year” e disponibile sui maggiori store digitali. Il disco viene recensito da molte testate Nazionali tra cui “Rockerilla” e “Rumore”. Attualmente la Band sta Lavorando ad un nuovo disco “Everything Under Control” un disco dalle sonorità Darkwave/Postpunk. L’uscita del nuovo album è prevista nel 2018, anno del ventesimo anniversario della band.
Style Sindrome were among the first bands to emerge from the Italian new wave/post-punk magma. They started in Rome in 1980 from the remains of two interesting Roman bands: TM Spa, which was one of the four groups winners of the 1st Italian Rock Festival, that took place in Rome in the same year, and Elektroshock, a well known rock group, active in the late seventies. The line-up: Stefano Curti (guitar and bass), Anna Di Stefano (vocals) Massimo Frezza (sax and keyboards), Giorgio Mastrosanti (guitar) and Raimondo Mosci (drums).
Inspired above all by the dark atmosphere and post-punk, whose founders were some British groups, especially Siouxsie and the Banshees, the music of Style Sindrome is characterized by the alchemy of sounds and a rarefied atmosphere, by the peculiarity of tangling harmonics and by the search for balance between dark sensitivity and psychedelia.
Some demo tapes were produced in the years ’81 and ’82, and the band was present in Italy with live concerts, radio and television appearances. Of one of these appearances remains a valuable evidence in Giandomenico Curi and Gianfranco Giagni’s video clip “Una Squillo per Christian”, produced by RAI for the cult transmission”Mister Fantasy”.
In 1982, Style Sindrome’s song “Waving in the Dark” was included in the compilation “Gathered”, published by Rockerilla magazine and produced by Electric Eye Records. The album “Gathered”, was reissued on CD by Spittle Records in 2007 and in 2012 was included by Rolling Stone Italia Magazine in the list of the top 100 most beautiful Italian records ever made!
Style Sindrome came to an amicable end in Rome in late 1982, when Anna and Stefano moved to London. The two met almost immedialtely Rab Fae Beith (former drummer of The Wall) and together they formed Rhythm and Faith, the band in which the dark essence of Style Sindrome was transformed and evolved into full Gothic Rock. In 1983, Rhythm and Faith recorded an EP for Future Records with the title “Time to Run”.
In November 2012, exactly 30 years after the end of Style Sindrome, Sinthetic Shadows Records released a beautiful vinyl with the title “A Mysterious Design”, which transferred the 7 tracks from the old demo tapes recorded in Rome in the years ’81 and ’82. Some months later, the album “A Mysterious Design” was also released on CD by the French label Infrastition.
After the release of “A Mysterious Design”, Style Sindrome returned to playing live and a few years later started to record new material. With the exception of bass player Stefano Curti, who was no longer living in Italy at the time of the reunion, all the original members of the band were able to get together again. Bass player David Messina joined Style Sindrome in September 2012 and remained until the end of the recording sessions of the new album “Far”, which was released on 24th February 2017 for XX92 Records (with distribution by the Italian company Goodfellas). The adventure continues …