From the shores of Italy’s Lake Maggiore come Keemosabe, a rock band whose thunderous grooves and soaring riffs belie their tranquil suburban home. Their Debut EP is out today!
Their vision and sound reflects the fury and drama of the world’s largest cities, as exemplified by their recent video, Out of the City, a stunning homage to the slick, Euro-crime and poliziotteschi films of the 60s and 70s. The video has already scooped the top prize at the Roma Videoclip Awards, the most prestigious festival for music videos in Italy, whilst also being championed by VEVO.
The project is designed to specifically morph through different styles in order to convey each track’s message: Alberto Curtis (vocals, guitar) and Sebastiano Vecchio (drums) studied and worked as jazz-fusion musicians in New York City from 2013 to 2016 and this freeform ethic pervades their music, despite the band being an incredibly unit. Andrea Guarinoni (keyboards) worked as a soundtrack and hip-hop producer, while Pino Muscatelli (bass) used to be a regular face on the Italian Stoner Rock scene.
With a sound which draws upon 60s psychedelia, 70s funk, 80s video games and 90s rock, Keemosabe’s EP can see you screeching around the corner of 42nd Street, the narrow back-alleys of Rome and the rain-soaked streets of London, Hammonds, Moogs and guitars spraying bullets and living life on the edge. With live dates in Italy and England planned and their debut album nearing completion, 2019 is looking to be the year Keemosabe become the soundtrack to your lives.
Alberto Curtis – Guitar & Voice
Pino Muscatelli – Bass
Sebastiano Vecchio – Drums
Andrea Guarinoni – Keys