OUTSIDER

OUTSIDER

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Outsider’s pourpose is to compose rock songs based on strong riffs and a great intimist tension: the result is what you may call a “vortex” of emotions, an elegant mixture of genres and feelings. Main influences: A perfect circle, Filter, Soundgarden, Massive Attack, Tool.

Biography

Have you ever heard about an italian band? Have you ever seen it live on stage? Based in Milan, OUTSIDER don' t use any mandolins as you may guess and are ready to kick-ass!
Their name represents not only the sense of diversity towards the italian musical scene but also the not conventional philosophy to watch beyond their own borders, worldwide. The band knows how to catch the listener’s attention and how to stupefy it’s audience, it expresses a strong, modern and powerful, kind of rock at times melancholic like a foggy day, a second later compact and squared like a truck that growls at full speed. Live shows are the dimension that suited most these musicians. The voice, cornerstone of the band, moves like glue between the songs: powerful and punctual at times delicate the other time devasting, it always succeeds to communicate atmospheres clearly and every song’s meaning.
The musical parts are characterized by powerful riff and emotional suspensions, music dances together with the vocal line creating musical alternations and counterpoints that succeed in the attempt to involve the listener emotionally.

Due to their ability as live performers after the publication of their first self-produced Ep “Outsider” the band started to collaborate with the magazine “Kiteboard Italy” realizing the O.S.T. for the Italian Kite surf champion’s video “Blues Due” for both editions ’03 and ‘04, they started touring Italy performing in most known national clubs and festivals like “Alcatraz”, “Transilvania Live”, “Rainbow”, “Jux Tap”, “Ghost Day ‘03”, “Rock TV Tour”, “Rock TV Night” gigging also in Switzerland and Germany. They won many prizes in musical competitions such as “Tennent’s on the Rock Festival” getting 1° place as “Best Band”, with special prize as “Best Vocals”, or the “I-Tim Tour” with a memorable live in Milan with more than 10.000 people; in the band’s curriculum there are also some TV appearance like the RAIDUE channel streaming for “Telethon” ’03 a worldwide known 30 hours TV marathon, and many collaborations with #1 rock tv channel in Italy: Rock TV, appearing in many programs like “Sala Prove”, “Database”, “On the Road” and “Totally Live”.

In 2004 “Meant to Fly” ( from album “Waiting Inside” ) has been chosen as O.S.T. for the TV spot “Grand Prix” ( Italia 1 channel – Mediaset ).

In 2005 they continued touring Italy after the recording of their first album “Waiting Inside”, getting very important gigs and performing with international known artists like Sonic Youth, Patty Smith and Skatalities.

Waiting Inside - LP
released on December, the 1st 2005
through Venus distribution
A long gesture has been necessary for debut album “Waiting inside”. The most important song for this concept album is Meant to fly, yet present in self-produced EP “Outsider”. The foetus painted by one of most known Italian contemporary artists Matteo Arfanotti for album cover ( he also idealized and realized the entire artwork for the booklet ) represents the visual expression of the band’s will to stand out in the musical scene. In this painting there’s an incredible strength, representing the creative and explosive energy of the band. In the songs we can find the foetus’ dreams, it’s expectations, but also it’s disillusion and rage towards the world it is going to face like an Outsider.
The album seems to be more a concept than a simple group of songs; the lyrics really do support this interpretation: “Embrace the newborn watch him growing in your arms call his name and wake him up” ( Sacrifice ) - “All my life is here closed in my own fear cause I’m leaving the world outside but I know you’ll make me shine tonight” ( Waiting inside )”.

Waiting Inside - credits
Produced by Outsider & Midfinger Records
Recorded by Andrea Cajelli, Marco Sessa, Gigi Piscitelli & Outsider at “La Sauna” - Varese - Italy
Vocals recorded by Daniele Barraco & Pat Simonini at “Insider Studio” - Sarzana - Italy
Mixed by Pat Simonini at “Insider Studio” - Sarzana - Italy
Mastered by Ue Nastasi at “Sterling Sound” - New York - Usa

It’s otherwise impossible to describe, using barely words, the great impact of this singular band, very reserved, that loves to make their own music talk for themselves. Stop reading, "PRESS PLAY ON TAPE", close your eyes and fly.

Lyrics

Meant to fly

Written By: Jimmy Sillani

everyone pretends to be my friend to control my head
and everything is so unnatural I feel overloaded
I'm tired of this scene all these liars embracing me I just want to be free
I'm an eagle flying where they cannot find me
I WAS MEANT TO FLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS
I FEEL THAT I WAS MEANT TO FLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS
I FEEL THAT I WAS MEANT TO FLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS
but I've fallen down
I'm not free to see nor to hear give me something real
and what I feel inside when you smile is just another lie
'cause everyday we live a distorted reality but tomorrow I'll leave
escaping nowhere they can't find me out there
I WAS MEANT TO FLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS
I FEEL THAT I WAS MEANT TO FLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS
I FEEL THAT I WAS MEANT TO FLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS
I trust my head and no one else

Delirium

Written By: Jimmy Sillani

we have faith in lies that keep away the pain we are selling life erasing our names it's a kind of new millenium sufference it's our time and we've got delirium to share side by side we are living just like marionettes so united to celebrate our decadence it's a kind of a new millenium sufference it's our time and we've got delirium to share
WE'RE RUNNING NOWHERE
DESTROYING THE EARTH
WE'RE BOUND TO SHARE
THE SAME DELIRIUM
it's so dangerous we're living to obey
but we can shake the world like
an hurricane for the king and the queen no more crown and throne 'cause we fight for peace and you still keeping your war
and I see a new horizon as I'm standing on the wall 'cause now we've got this fire burning our soul

Waiting inside

Written By: Jimmy Sillani

I'm breathing noise as I'm standing here alone
they say go away little boy
you're just too young to play this role
behind the curtains I walk the endless path until I'll find my door
but my fate is cursed don't try to save me 'cause I'm lost
ALL MY LIFE IS HERE CLOSED IN MY OWN FEARS
'CAUSE I'M LEAVING THE WORLD OUTSIDE
BUT I KNOW YOU'LL MAKE ME SHINE TONIGHT
I see the difference between my face and the mask you wear
I've found the key for this game but I'm not so sure I want to play so I lick my wounds as I am bleeding too much blood

Get out of my way

Written By: Jimmy Sillani

I’m not afraid to love and hate
the cure to be real
you’re here to spread indifference a poison that kills
open road let me run a million miles from here
getting numb and becoming a number
it brings me down to the middle of nowhere
I WON’T LIVE YOUR FICTION
YOUR POWER ADDICTION
I’M RUNNING AWAY
AND YOU ALL CANNOT STOP ME
YOU CAN’T CONTROL ME
GET OUT OF MY WAY
your devil’s mind is spreading ice
seeking hearts to freeze
it’s our voice that you ignore
a whisper to let the fire burn
all in all we have to run
the run will set you free
I WON’T LIVE YOUR FICTION
YOUR POWER ADDICTION
I’M RUNNING AWAY
AND YOU ALL CANNOT STOP ME
YOU CAN’T CONTROL ME
GET OUT OF MY WAY
AND I WON'T LIVE YOUR FICTION 'CAUSE I CAN SEE A LIGHT IN MY WAY

Dreamer

Written By: Jimmy Sillani

I’m in my room I’m on the moon
would you sing for me a lullaby by candlelight?
and I’m sealing the seas
I’m climbing the trees
I fly in the wind to defend my innocence
you wake me up once again
IT’S ALL REAL THIS PAIN TO SUFFER
THE SCARS OVER MY BODY I LIVE IT ALL
JUST ONE DREAM THAT LIFE CAN OFFER
AND I’M WAITING FOR THE NIGHT
’CAUSE THAT’S MY PLACE TO HIDE
there’s blood on my toys
I can’t hear your voice singing my birthday song
’cause winter comes the rain keeps fall
and I’m sealing the seas
I’m climbing the trees
I fly in the wind searching for that thrill
so let me take you all on my star
IT’S ALL REAL THIS PAIN TO SUFFER
THE SCARS OVER MY BODY I LIVE IT ALL
JUST ONE DREAM THAT LIFE CAN OFFER
AND I’M WAITING FOR THE NIGHT
’CAUSE THAT’S MY PLACE TO HIDE
and there’s something wrong
it’s a nightmare out of control
LET ME DREAM IT AWAY
LET ME DREAM STARING AT THE SKY

Sacrifice

Written By: Jimmy Sillani

disillusion sing to leave it all behind
dream a new world tonight
embrace the newborn
watch him growing in your arms
call his name and wake him up for you it’s over
SACRIFICE IS THE WAY TO CHOOSE
A SECRET PLACE STARING AT THE MOON
GIVE UP TO THIS PAIN AND DIE FOR A NEWBORN
say it’s over with a kiss
and I’ll give you all my love
for me it’s over
SACRIFICE IS THE WAY TO CHOOSE
A SECRET PLACE STARING AT THE MOON
GIVE UP TO THIS PAIN AND DIE FOR A NEWBORN

Discography

WAITING INSIDE - LP -
2005 Midfinger Records / Warner Chappell Music
Includes "Meant to fly" as heard on the TV spot “Grand Prix” ( Italia 1 channel – Mediaset ).

WAIT - EP -
2005 Midfinger Records / Warner Chappell Music

OUTSIDER - self-produced EP -
2003 Outsider

Set List

Selected songs from the debut album "Waiting Inside" plus a couple of "Outsiderized" covers.
Approx. running time from 45 to 75 minutes.