The Medullary Paralysis

The Medullary Paralysis

 Padova, Veneto, ITA
BandAlternativeRock

You have an out-of-body experience when we mix The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson. And Tears for Fears too. Indie industrial glam on the dance floor.

Biography

The Medullary Paralysis is an idiosyncratic lifestyle. We don't drink, we don't take drugs, we don't have mechanical sex. The problem is addiction.
We have a new vision about how to enjoy life, we hate victimism and we practice compassion.
Latex is nothing special. You don't need to wear it 24/7 to own your life. Take the chance to reborn.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

At the moment we are working on our upcoming album, recorded in London, Ontario, Canada with André Doucette, studio engineer who participated on the last release by 30 Seconds to Mars titled “This Is War“. Here's his review about The Medullary Paralysis: http://www.themedullaryparalysis.com/reviews/items/review-by-andre-doucette.html

2011 "Runner Up" in the "Lyric Only" category of the Song of the Year competition.

China Tour 2010. We played 7 gigs in the most important Chinese cities: Beijing (2), Shanghai, Wuhan, Changsha, Hong Kong and Canton.

Finalists at the Music Think Tank 2010 - International Awards & Festival.

"Runner Up" in the June 2009 round of the Song of the Year competition.

06/11/2008: Nominated for Best International Alternative Song at the Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards.

01/09/2008: “Fashion Slave” was a Semi-Finalist in the Rock/Indie category in the UK Songwriting Contest 2008 with a score of 7. This score indicates that the song was a borderline finalist and almost made it through to the finals. There were over 6,200 entries in 2008.

29/05/2008: Catania, Sicily | Fru Contest Final. The Medullary Paralysis rocked the stage in Sicily and finished third in a national contest organized by Italian university radios. We were chosen among hundreds of bands by contest judges. Our fans voted online and helped us reach the final. We had a great time in Catania, 1300 km away from home. Our performance in Sicily was broadcast via radio and the web.

Honorable Mention in the December 2007 round of the Song of the Year competition.

Lyrics

Compassion on the Dance Floor

Written By: Alessandro Alfano, Valentino Coletto

Well, you're dolled up
Sweating makes you feel alive
Good time
No matter how you move
Are you ready to go to the disco

When you're tricky enough
Just pay it up

We feel compassion for you

Well, you're dolled up
Posh perfumed
Dig the night now
A chance to fall in love
Dancing makes you alive
Fill your mouth with that sound

We feel compassion on the dance floor
'cause you lose your emotions
And it's good
For you

We feel your compassion on the dance floor
'cause you feel your emotions

Routine Matters

Written By: Alessandro Alfano, Valentino Coletto

You, ashamed of lack of money
You, who prefer solid crap to nothing
You, polishing your name tag on the desk
You, always 10 minutes ahead of all

I blame you not
Things are straight now
Same dream
Different paths

It doesn’t matter how sad you are
This time
I don’t care anymore
My happiness is rare

You, planning your old age
You long for your name on the buzzer
You, obsessed by the opinions in the neighbourhood
You, embarassed of my missing tie

I blame you not
Things are straight now
Same dream
Different paths

You are my pain
You believe
You feel good in your routine

It doesn’t matter how sad you are
This time
I don’t care anymore
This sensation is so new to me
But not to you

It doesn’t matter how sad you are
This time
I don’t care anymore
My happiness is rare

What do you need more than love
What do you need more than me

I blame you not
Things are straight now
Same dream
Different paths

It doesn’t matter how sad you are
This time
I don’t care anymore
This sensation is so new to me
But not to you

It doesn’t matter how sad you are
This time
I don’t care anymore
You’re feeling so good in your routine matters

Discography

we don't drink, we don't take drugs, we don't have sex, we feel compassion - [EP, 2009]