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BORDER.


Bologna, IT
Techno, Punk, Garage Rock, Industrial



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Released April 29th, 2022NO VAX (What’s Inside?) is the brand new single by Border., following their notorious debut EP We Don’t Exist (September 2020), which featured the radical LGBT dance anthem Double Rainbow.
NO VAX is a powerful techno-punk ritual, aiming to exorcise in an ironic way the nightmares of the pandemic’s everyday life.
A super-acid sound booms overwhelmingly, in a game of synths and “glitch” filters, all over Erika’s voice reciting as a kind of litany the list of Covid’s vaccines, variants, masks, Green Pass, etc. You can feel the not-so-subtle sarcasm about No Vax people, their conspiracy’s theories and their surreal skepticism against science.
In the very end, we just have to dance while we can, as much as we can.

The video was created by Veronica Fausti combining graphic video editing programs, such as Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, with Procreate digital drawing software. The beats of the music enhance the acid rave style of the video, with distorted effects and RGB Glitch. The drawings are inspired by the No Vax propaganda, questioning the efficacy, purpose and composition of vaccines. It’s a stroboscopic journey, as if vaccines were comparable to drugs and their hallucinogenic effects.
The “mouth” is the predominant element, because this issue has been and is “on everyone’s lips”.

Border. – A short bio

Border., it’s written just like that, with the final dot indicating that there are no borders, in geography as in art.
Border. has an extreme sound, without compromise, obsessive rhythms that summarize the last forty years of punk and industrial, a perfect synthesis between Siouxsie, The Prodigy, The Cramps, Atari Teenage Riot.
The duo was born from the meeting between Demi More and Erika Spada in 2017 in the cult place of Bologna’s counterculture, via del Pratello; they found out they were both passionate about electronic music, post punk, garage rock and both have had many experiences in the field of music, theater and performance arts.
Demi was invited in 2012 to perform at the German Lollapalooza, and Erika had several collaborations as a playwrighter and actress – as Peraspera Festival. Demi was looking for a voice to complete his musical delirium and so the deal was done.
In September 2020 they released the WE DON’T EXIST – EP, recorded with the skilful production of Gianluca Lo Presti in the Loto Studio in the province of Ravenna.
The EP encloses the single Double Rainbow,  which caused quite a storm getting airplay and coverage all over the globe, from The States to France, from the Uk to New Zealand. The track was a radical manifesto in support of civil rights, paired by a video juxtaposing images of Trump, The Pope, Pride Parades and tribal dances, defined by Ice No Fruits blog “a technicolour maelstrom”.

After two years of pandemic, Border. now return with a new single, which is not by chance called NO VAX (What’s Inside?) and is again produced by Lo Presti. The release is scheduled for April 29, 2022.

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Biografia
Border., si scrive proprio così, con il punto finale ad indicare che non esistono confini, in geografia come nell’arte. 
I Border. hanno un sound estremo, senza compromessi, ritmi ossessivi che riassumono gli ultimi quarant’anni di punk e industrial, una perfetta sintesi tra Siouxsie, The Prodigy, The Cramps, Atari Teenage Riot. 
Il duo nasce dall’incontro tra Demi More ed Erika Spada nel 2017 nel luogo da sempre chiave della controcultura bolognese, Via del Pratello. Entrambi sono appassionati di musica elettronica, post punk, garage rock ed entrambi hanno alle spalle numerose esperienze nel campo della musica, del teatro e delle performance arts. Demi è stato invitato nel 2012 a esibirsi al Lollapalooza tedesco, ed Erika è reduce da diverse collaborazioni come drammaturga e attrice, fra cui il Peraspera Festival. Demi cerca una voce per completare il suo delirio musicale ed ecco che il gioco è fatto. 
A Settembre 2020 la prima uscita discografica: WE DON’T EXIST – EP, realizzato sotto l’abile produzione di Gianluca Lo Presti nel Loto Studio in provincia di Ravenna. L’EP include il singolo Double Rainbow, un manifesto radicale in favore dei diritti civili a colpi di synth e beats, supportato da un video – definito dal blog US Ice No Fruits “a technicolour maelstrom”–  che mischia Trump, il Papa, Pride Parade e danze tribali.
A Novembre 2021 il duo si esibisce durate la Milan Music Week, selezionati per gli showcase di Linecheck.
I Border. tornano ora con un nuovo singolo, che non a caso si chiama NO VAX (What’s Inside?) ed è sempre prodotto da Lo Presti, disponibile dal 29 Aprile 2022 sul loro Bandcamp, You Tube, e a breve anche su tutti i digital stores.

PR : BLUMIA

BLUMIA – PRETTY VULCAN (single)
Release date: October 01st, 2021
Label: White Cavern Dischi
File under: electro, indie, acid pop

PR Territories: worldwide except Italy

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Blùmia are Azzurra Buccoliero and Cristiano Meleleo, who met in early 2015 and quickly shared their passion for music and performances. Azzurra was a singer and sax player, with years of experience on stages in their native Puglia. Cristiano had moved from being a drummer and songwriter for local bands to a full intensive immersion into audio editing, mixing and experimenting with synths.
Blùmia were born out of a loving marriage between Azzurra’s soulful vocals and Cristiano’s futuristic, acid approach to electronic music.

Their first eponymous EP, released in late 2015, was promoted with engaging shows all over Italy and gained them not a few prizes in renowned national contests (Arezzo Wave Love Festival 2016, “Miscela Rock Festival” in Turin)
With another EP released in 2016, Blùmia were offered to support live bigger names of the Italian indie scene, playing shows in front of 10000 people.
Wild Type”, the first full-length published in 2018 by Rivolta Records, pushed Blùmia to even bigger things, with a headline show at Angelo Mei in Rome.
Forced like everyone else to a break due to pandemics, Azzurra and Cristiano concentrated on composing new songs.
Pretty Vulcan is the first new shot for a project ready to bring their wild and refreshing sound outside their national borders

Pretty Vulcan is the new single for Blùmia, an electro duo with a soul core active since 2015.
The compelling tribal beats and catchy vocals make Pretty Vulcan a real dancefloor anthem, perfectly matched by the neon visuals of the videoclip, a due reference to when indie was popular in clubs, back to post-punk (New Order) and to the golden new rave age (CSS, Late of the Pier, Justice, New Young Pony Club).
Pretty Vulcan is the sexual energy we have inside that pushes us towards unconventional desires, free from inhibitions and prejudices. It’s an electric, visceral, animal dance, a foul rebellion against society’s pantomime.
The videoclip was shot by Luca Pistillo, creative director for many commercials also for Vogue Italy and London Fashion Week.

MEDIA LINKS

Jammerzine (USA) – Video première
The Blackout Radio Show (UK/USA/CAN/GR/CYP)
End of the Week Show on Sheppey FM
Selection Sorties (FR)
Tinnitist (CAN)


PR : MODEM THE BAND

MODEM THE BAND – “CHAPTER I : INSPIRATION”
Release date: November 02nd, 2020
Label: Grey Dome
Hometown: Larissa, Greece
Genre: post-punk / coldwave

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Modem The Band are a post-punk coldwave project from Larissa, Greece, with minimal, schizoid, tuneful attitude.
They released on September 07th their first single “Equal”, to worlwide appreciation, followed by the minimal coldwave of the lockdown inspired “Incarceration”.
The album “Chapter I: Inspiration” is released on November 02nd, 2020, Vinyl 12″/Digital, through Grey Dome Records.
Modem The Band was created in 2018 in Larissa, Greece. It was the idea of Constantine which soon became a reality, consisting of a labyrinth of synth, dark and post punk sounds. Constantine (aka Zakk Minimal), a long time music producer, had the need to experiment both musically and expressively.
The initial line up of the band was Constantine, She (Vocals), Johny Teo (Guitars) and Theodore (bass) but after a year of live performances, musical quests and drastic changes the lineup shifted and so did the sonic direction of the band. Constantine and Theodore added Polydefkis in vocals for new album recordings, plus guest vocalists at times.
Modem The Band aim to share their musical aesthetics, always create fresh, modernized music breaking new grounds of sounds and at the same time creating new genres. “Chapter I: Inspiration”, our debut album is based on the music we loved and became a part of it, a blend of modular sounds and analog instrumentation