Marta Sui Tubi
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The best kept secret in music


E' una piccola bomba per il panorama musicale italiano.

- Blow up

Il disco splende di originale creatività.
- Rockstar


2003 - Muscoli e Dei
2005 - C'è Gente Che Deve Dormire


Feeling a bit camera shy


Marta Sui Tubi started as a duo, formed by Giovanni Gulino and Carmelo Pipitone. Originally both from
Marsala, Sicily, they soon move to Bologna.
With about 30 of their own songs and a few covers (Violent Femmes, Nick Drake, Gomez), they play for all 2002
in Bologna pub circuit, quickly building a strong and loyal following. Early 2003 Marta sui tubi record a low-fi
demo with 1 micorophone and 11 songs that quickly generates a record deal with Eclectic Circus Records.
Marta sui Tubi first album, titled “Muscoli e Dei” (Muscles and gods), is released in november 2003 and all the
music press loves it giving rave reviews and describing the band as one of the hottest new acts around.
With perfect vocal harmonies, stripped down arrangements, complex yet accessible songs and sharp lyrics, the
result is so strong and original that can hardly pass unnoticed.
In fact the first video “Stitichezza Cronica” gets big airplay on Mtv while Marta sui Tubi start the tour to packed
clubs all over Italy.
Since January 2004 Marta sui Tubi are joined permanently by drummer Ivan Paolini
Immediately considered one of the best live bands around and with a very distinctive sound, Marta sui Tubi are
able to channel so much emotion and energy into sets that audiences hardly believe that all that noise comes
from an acoustic guitar, drums and vocals only!
While their second video “Vecchi Difetti” gets even more airplay on Mtv and other tv channels, Marta sui Tubi
win the MEI Festival awards 2004 as “Best Indie Band”.
After more than 100 live dates Marta sui Tubi stop their touring activity and in march 2005 record their second
album with the production of Marco Tagliola (John Parish, Vinicio Caposella). In 18 days only the new album is
It's October 2005 when the record is released, this time on V2 Records, and titled “C’è gente che deve
dormire” (There's people needing a rest). The album is even more varied and psychedelic and is closed by a
Marta sui Tubi rendition of the Beatles' “Tomorrow Never Knows”.
The first single off the record is "Perchè Non Pesi Niente", that becomes a indie hit receiving massive radio and
tv airplay and confirming Marta sui Tubi success.
With the press and audiences liking the new album even more than the previous one, the tour starts with a long
series of “sold-out” in clubs, with Marta sui Tubi playing regularly to crowds of 400-800 singin'-along fans.
The tour is still going, after more than 130 shows, and hitting the best Italian Festivals like Arezzo Wave and
In 2006 Marta sui Tubi release the second single “L’Abbandono”, (the video recives at MEI 2006 the “Best
Video” award) and continue the tour all the year to an ever growing audience.
In March 2007 Marta sui Tubi played a gig in an igloo on the alps at 3200 mt over sea level using instruments
carved in ice to a bemused audience!
Still loving to ignore the rules and break the barriers, Marta sui Tubi are one of the most innovative and amazing
acts from the Italian indie scene.
“Perchè non Pesi Niente” -video on YouTube: