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The Indie Italian Band Amycanbe

Someone left a comment on one of my other Italian music posts about Amycanbe, so I checked them out. They sing in  English, but indie band Amycanbe is a one hundred percent Italian, with its members from Romagna in north-eastern Italy.

The band started in 2002 with two members:  Mattia Mercuriali – guitar,  Marco Trinchillo – guitar and drums, and then grew to its current line-up which includes singer Francesca Amati whose dreamy vocals

Amycanbe
Amycanbe

give the band a certain and ethereal flavour.  Last but not least, there is one Paolo Gradari, a trumpeter and keyboard player.

Amycanbe describes itself as being an acoustic/folk/pop/outfit, but after hearing them, I ‘m strongly tempted to add a hint of jazz to that description, due to the trumpeter’s contribution.  And being a former trumpet player myself, I rather like to hear my old instrument in ‘pop’ bands.

Have a listen and see what you think.  Typical Italian music it certainly isn’t!

Amycanbe

What do I think of their music?  Well, if you really want to know, it’s not exactly my genre, but I find their style sophisticated, if a little slow, and the sound is original and distinctive.  And, of course, what is my taste, is not necessarily yours!  Have listen and see what you think.

Here are a couple of tracks to help you make up your own minds:

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17th April 2009:  New Entry thanks to Amycanbe:

PS Amycanbe is growing on me!

Your Own Thing

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCiUwxkuzSs[/youtube]

Killer Bees

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Talk a bit

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From the band’s MySpace page – Amycanbe

In early 2007 the band signed a record deal with UK indie label Dancing Turtle Records, and their debut album ‘Being A Grown-Up Sure Is Complicated’ was released in October of the same year to critical acclaim. This co-incided with a UK tour that saw the band play in Leeds, Bristol, Oxford and Sheffield, as well as the album launch at 12 Bar in London. The band also did radio sessions for the BBC and received plays on BBC Radio 1.

Blow Up magazine placed Amycanbe in the playlist of the best debutant Italian indie band of the 2005. In May and September 2005 Amycanbe open for Skin and Yuppie Flu. In July Frequency magazine invited the band on the Roma Rock Festival Stage.

Amycanbe appears to be generating a certain amount of critical acclaim, too.

Great to see an Italian band making some space for itself outside of Italy!  And you can find AmyCanBe’s unique shade of Italian music on the iTunes store.

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