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28. Okt. 2006, 13:38



This journal entry is meant to be a little review of the italian independent scene, focusing above all on the italian indie bands and artists.

The journal entry comes out from the contribution of various Last.fm users, and it’s an open list, where new artists can always be added. So if you want to know more about the history and evolution of the list or if you'd like to contribute yourself with some artists, you can take a look at the following topic (it's written in italian):

We Love Pandas (And Track Tagging As Well)/Forum/ [ita] elenco artisti italiani

We hope this j. entry will be useful to:
-the italians, to discover artists they didn't know yet;
-the other people from all over the world, to approach the italian independent scene.

The artists are listed in alphabetical order.


...A Toys Orchestra

genre: indie-rock, indie-pop, electronic
similar to: Sparklehorse, Blonde Redhead
last.fm: ...A Toys Orchestra
site: http://atoysorchestra.com/
myspace: http://myspace.com/atoysorchestra

All My Faith Lost

genre: dark-ambient
similar to: Dead Can Dance, His Name Is Alive
last.fm: All my faith lost
site: http://www.allmyfaithlost.com
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/allmyfaithlost

Amycanbe

genre: folk-pop
similar to: Cat Power, Devics
last.fm: Amycanbe
site: http://www.amycanbe.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/amycanbe

Arabesque Trees

genre: post-rock
similar to: Dirty Three, Explosions in the Sky
last.fm: Arabesque Trees
site: http://arabesquetrees.com/
myspace: http://myspace.com/arabesquetrees

Cesare Basile

genre: songwriter
similar to: Tim Buckley
last.fm: Cesare Basile
site: http://www.cesarebasile.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/cesarebasile

Paolo Benvegnù

genre: songwriter
similar to: ???
last.fm: Paolo Benvegnù
site: http://paolobenvegnu.org/
myspace: http://myspace.com/paolobenvegnu

Bikini The Cat

genre: pop-punk, indie-rock
similar to: ???
last.fm: Bikini The Cat
site: http://www.bikinithecat.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/bikinithecat

Bugo

genre: songwriter
similar to: Beck
last.fm: Bugo
site: http://www.bugo-net.it/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/cristianbugatti

Camera 237

genre: post-rock
similar to: Slint, Mogwai
last.fm: Camera 237
site: http://www.camera237.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/camera237

Canadians

genre: indie-pop
similar to: Grandaddy, Death Cab for Cutie
last.fm: Canadians
site: http://www.canadiansmusic.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/canadianstheband

Comaneci

genre: songwriter, folk
similar to: Cat Power, Mazzy Star
last.fm: Comaneci
site: http://www.comaneci.org
myspace: http://myspace.com/comaneciband

CUT

genre: garage-rock
similar to: ???
last.fm: Cut
site: http://www.soundofcut.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/cuttheband

Disco Drive

genre: punk, funk
similar to: !!!, Rapture
last.fm: Disco Drive
site: http://www.discodrive.org/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/discodrivepunk

Fine Before You Came

genre: indie-rock, psychedelic
similar to: ???
last.fm: Fine Before You Came
site:http://www.finebeforeyoucame.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/finebeforeyoucamerock

Forty Winks

genre: indie punk-rock
similar to: ???
last.fm: Forty Winks
site: http://www.fortywinkslounge.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/fortywinks

Franklin Delano

genre: folk-rock
similar to: Wilco
last.fm: Franklin Delano
site: http://www.franklindelano.org/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/franklindelano

Gatto Ciliegia Contro Il Grande Freddo

genre: post-rock, ambient, acoustic
similar to: Tristeza, Calexico
last.fm: Gatto Ciliegia Contro Il Grande Freddo
site: http://www.gattociliegia.it/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/gattociliegia

Giardini Di Mirò

genre: post-rock, instrumental
similar to: Tortoise, Mogwai
last.fm: Giardini di Mirò
site: http://www.giardinidimiro.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/giardinidimiro

Goodmorningboy

genre: songwriter
similar to: Badly Drawn Boy
last.fm: Goodmorningboy
site: -
myspace: -

Jennifer Gentle

genre:psychedelic
similar to: Syd Barrett
last.fm: Jennifer Gentle
site: http://www.jennifergentle.it/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jennifergentle

Julie's Haircut

genre: indie-pop, indie-rock, experimental
similar to: ???
last.fm: Julie's Haircut
site: http://www.julieshaircut.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/julieshaircut

Le Man Avec Les Lunettes

genre: indie-pop
similar to: Eels, Grandaddy
last.fm: Le Man Avec Les Lunettes
site: http://lmall.it/
myspace: http://myspace.com/occhialuto

Marta Sui Tubi

genre: experimental, acoustic
similar to: ???
last.fm: Marta Sui Tubi
site: http://martasuitubi.it/
myspace: http://myspace.com/martasuitubi

Micecars

genre: indie-rock, punk-rock
similar to: Pixies, Dinosaur Jr.
last.fm: Micecars
site: -
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/micecars


Modern Insitute

genre: electronic, classic
similar to: Max Richter
last.fm: Modern Institute
site: http://www.tehoteardo.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/moderninstitute

Moltheni

genre: songwriter
similar to: Black Heart Procession
last.fm: Moltheni
site: http://www.moltheni.org/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/moltheni

Mosquitos

genre: rock
similar to: The Dream Syndicate
last.fm: – [there’s a last.fm band with this name, but it’s not the italian one]
site: http://mmmosquitos.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/mosquitospace


My Violent Ego

genre: dreampop, shoegaze
similar to: Lush, My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins
last.fm: my violent ego
site: http://www.myviolentego.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/myviolentego

Non Voglio Che Clara

genre: songwriter, pop
similar to: Nick Drake
last.fm: Non Voglio Che Clara
site: http://www.nonvogliocheclara.it/
myspace:

Marco Parente

genre: songwriter
similar to: ???
last.fm: Marco Parente
site: http://www.falsomovimento.it/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/marcoparente
blog: http://www.marcoparente.splinder.com/

Perturbazione

genre: indie-pop
similar to: Belle & Sebastian
last.fm: Perturbazione
site: http://www.perturbazione.com/
myspace: -

Pillow

genre: post-rock, glitch-pop
similar to: Sigur Rós
last.fm: Pillow
site: http://www.pillow.it/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/pillowdotit

Port-Royal

genre: post-rock, electronic
similar to: Sigur Rós
last.fm: port-royal
site: http://www.port-royal.it/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/uptheroyals

Rosolina Mar

genre: rock
similar to: Fugazi, Dinosaur Jr.
last.fm: Rosolina Mar
site: http://www.rosolinamar.com/ita/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/rosolinamar

Settlefish

genre: rock, indie
similar to: Psycho-Path
last.fm: Settlefish
site: http://www.settlefish.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/settlefish

Riccardo Sinigallia

genre: songwriter
similar to: Jeff Buckley
last.fm: Riccardo Sinigallia
site: http://www.riccardosinigallia.it/main.html
myspace:

Slow Motion

genre: ambient, IDM
similar to: Pan American, Melodium
last.fm: Slow Motion
site: http://www.slowmotion.it/
myspace: -

Songs For Ulan

genre: folk-blues
similar to: Sparklehorse, Mark Lanegan
last.fm: Songs For Ulan
site: http://www.songsforulan.com/
myspace: -

Sunshine Superman

genre:garage rock, psychedelic
similar to: Television, Sonic Youth, Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground, Captain Beefheart
last.fm: Sunshine Superman
site: http://www.sunshinesuperman.net/ , http://digilander.libero.it/sunshinesuperman/index.html
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/sunshinesupermantheband

Tellaro

genre: indie-rock, indietronica
similar to: Codeine
last.fm: Tellaro
site: http://www.thetellaro.com/
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/tellaro

The Sad Snowman

genre: indie-pop
similar to: Trembling Blue Stars, Sodastream
last.fm: The sad snowman
site: -
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/thesadsnowman

The Zen Circus

genre: folk-rock, punk
similar to: Violent Femmes
last.fm: The Zen Circus
site: http://thezencircus.it/
myspace: http://myspace.com/thezencircus

Ultraviolet Makes Me Sick

genre: post-rock, instrumental
similar to: Do Make Say Think
last.fm: Ultraviolet Makes Me Sick
site: http://www.uvmms.com/
myspace: -

Valentina Dorme

genre: indie-rock
similar to: Karate
last.fm: Valentina Dorme
site: http://www.valentinadorme.it/
myspace: -

Yuppie Flu

genre: indie-pop, experimental
similar to: Pavement, Flaming Lips
last.fm: Yuppie Flu
site: http://yuppieflu.net/
myspace: http://myspace.com/yuppieflu



credits:
hafssol, hengie, irishfio, sonic_berto

Kommentare

  • northcape

    I know absolutely nothing about Italian independent music, but I saw the title of this post and remembered I do know someone who runs a site dedicated to it, if you're interested its at www.imisound.com

    28. Okt. 2006, 21:17
  • hengie

    well, thanks for the link. :) to be sincere, there are many sites dedicated to italian independent music. the one you cited seems to have a wide range of genres - i saw some metal bands, for instance -, it's not only focused on the indie scene, as it's in our intentions to do with this list. i also noticed that many of the artists we've put in the list are not even mentioned. anyway, that might be useful to discover new artists! :) if you love indie music and want to try something of the italian scene, i suggest you to take a look at the bands in this list, (in the similar to we added examples from the international scene, in order to attract potential not-italian listeners... ;) )maybe you could find out something interesting! :)

    29. Okt. 2006, 7:25
  • schizodanny

    This shall be a good source for further italian indie. Good entry, thank you!

    29. Okt. 2006, 9:18
  • hengie

    thanks! :) i hope it will be useful for you to discover some interesting bands!

    29. Okt. 2006, 12:38
  • sonic_berto

    great Hengie ;)

    29. Okt. 2006, 13:10
  • hengie

    sonic: thanks workmate :) irishfio: is she part of two bands with the same name? i suppose not... :) i have a proposal: why don't you contribute to the list with this and (eventually) other bands? come and take a look at the topic linked on the top of this page! :)

    29. Okt. 2006, 16:42
  • hengie

    great! :)

    30. Okt. 2006, 7:13
  • thiago_e_ponto

    I've listened to some Comenaci songs and it sounds great! Nice stuff. I also visited Sunshine Superman's MySpace yesterday, but I confess I didn't spend enough time listening the songs. I'll check it out tomorrow again though.

    30. Okt. 2006, 21:19
  • thiago_e_ponto

    they sound*

    30. Okt. 2006, 21:24
  • hengie

    well, i think myspace is a very good way to listen to new music... thanks for your comment, i'm glad you discovered some interesting bands by reading this, and i hope you'll find many others you'll like as well! :)

    30. Okt. 2006, 21:39
  • littlekasino

    carina sta lista *thunbs up*

    2. Nov. 2006, 11:13
  • hengie

    grazie :)

    2. Nov. 2006, 12:31
  • thiago_e_ponto

    Help! I just can't stop listening to Arthur!!! Do you know if she has an album, or more than these 4 tracks I have? I want more. Btw, I'm checking Amycanbe and Marta Sui Tubi out right now.

    4. Nov. 2006, 21:09
  • hengie

    well, i only know about the existence of two self-released eps (both released in 2005), but i don't know if there's more than those... anyway, you could try to start with these ones! :) marta sui tubi!!!! [in english it's something like: marta -female italian name- on pipes] i really love them!!! :) unluckily they only sing in italian, (unluckily, 'cause their lyrics are very smart...). if you like the things you find on their myspace, try to look for their first album, muscoli e dei [=muscles and gods] and start with this one, and then go on with the second one, c'e gente che deve dormire [=there's people who have to sleep]. :)

    5. Nov. 2006, 9:19
  • GrimbleGramble

    Cool.

    13. Nov. 2006, 11:30
  • hengie

    well, thanks! :)

    13. Nov. 2006, 17:27
  • thiago_e_ponto

    Well, I downloaded these two albums but I haven't listened to them carefully yet. Thanks for all these recommendations!

    25. Nov. 2006, 19:58
  • hengie

    you're truly welcome :) if you need more information about something, feel free to ask! [and i'd really like to know your opinion about marta sui tubi, when you have listened to their albums more carefully!] :)

    26. Nov. 2006, 6:58
  • TKAlex

    bella lista, mi sara' utile credo. complimenti.

    29. Nov. 2006, 18:55
  • TKAlex

    comunque mancano i neil on impressions, fanno post-rock. e abbastanza bene, anche.

    29. Nov. 2006, 21:01
  • hengie

    ti ringrazio x i complimenti :) un gruppo italiano che fa post-rock x me è sempre interessante... i neal on impressions non li conosco, non li ho mai sentiti nominare, a dire il vero... ma rimedierò sicuramente... giro anche a te l'invito che avevo fatto a suo tempo ad irishfio: se vuoi contribuire direttamente con questo e (eventualmente) con altri gruppi alla compilazione della lista (che è una lista aperta), ti basta iscriverti al gruppo we love pandas, nel quale c'è l'apposito topic per l'aggiunta di gruppi indie a questa lista. :)

    30. Nov. 2006, 21:17
  • saulo

    Very interesting and useful entry. I've known Settlefish for a while and now I'm digging bands like Arabesque Trees, Julie's Haircut, Pillow and others. Also, I'm going to spread this list to some friends. ;)

    6. Dez. 2006, 10:46
  • hengie

    hey, cool, thanks! :)

    6. Dez. 2006, 16:06
  • jkblackrose

    Arabesque Trees and Cesare Basile are awesome!! That's as far as I got, but eventually I'll listen to the whole list and find them all >:) Thanks

    9. Dez. 2006, 7:23
  • hengie

    great!!!!!!! [i love arabesque trees..........!] and...you're truly welcome! hum, your avatar reminds me of something... don't we look like brothers or cousins? that's nice! :)

    10. Dez. 2006, 9:19
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