The Electric Diorama
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The Electric Diorama

Rome, Latium, Italy | INDIE

Rome, Latium, Italy | INDIE
Band Alternative Rock


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"Black Velvet Magazine ( UK )"

It seems like the rock scene in Italy is thriving at the moment. Although we have yet to see an Italian band really take on the world and win, there are lot of promising bands doing the rounds over in the land of spaghetti and pizza. One such band is The Electric Diorama from Rome, who have an impressive album out on Nerdsound/Ammonia Records. Entitled "Lifemale", it features tracks such as "Oh Dear, Now I'm Sure, I Hate You" which fans of Good Charloote, Falla Out Boy and the like will love. That said the band aren't afraid to experiment: "You Brought Drama Into Diorama" begins as a hevier industrialised rock powerhouse and morphs into an instrumental epic, while "There's No Quiet In Here" starts off where "You Brought Drama..." finished before adding pop-rock vocals into the mix. Oh and the album intro is an avant-garde evaporation of synths and sounds. The band are very polished and ingenious with catchy tunes that mix a variety of styles such a pop-punk/rock and electro. Currently TED have a lot of shows going on in Italy but we think it's time they hurried over to the UK. - Shari

"Rockit ( IT )"

Il nome dei "The Electric Diorama" si era già evidenziato tra i frequentatori di MySpace più attenti alle realtà emo punk nostrane. Ed a ragione. Questo loro EP mette finalmente a disposizione i primi brani di questi sei ragazzi, ed il risultato è più che promettente.
Lo stile si muove in direzioni chiare e definite, ovvero un emo punk molto, molto melodico che non fa dell'aggressività o dei ritmi veloci la propria bandiera. Figlio più pop, se vogliamo, dei The Ataris o anche dei Panic! at the Disco, ha come caratteristica più distintiva un ottimo uso dell'elettronica, organico e diffuso. In questo senso un'idea molto precisa la da il primo singolo estratto, la riuscita "Oh dear, now I'm sure I hate you", che mette in bella mostra molta parte del sound della band. Il clima da sigla per telefilm teen americani è dominante, e pezzi come "Our love will dry out on Christmas" e "Meadows (once upon a song)" con i loro arrangiamenti fanno decisamente Disney natalizia. Solo la strumentale "You brought drama into diorama", con i suoi elementi metal, e la più aggressiva "There's no quiet in here" si discostano un po'.
Ottima produzione, ritornelli immediati e ruffiani, grande potenziale da classifica. Solitamente l'emo troppo melodico mi fa storcere il naso, questione di gusti, e quindi l'ottimo risultato di "Lifemale" è ancora più valevole. Speriamo che il loro primo full length sia all'altezza di questo EP. Altamente consigliati ad amanti dell'emo e non. - Andrea La Placa


LIFEMALE (EU) - October 2007
LIFEMALE (USA) - January 2009

"Oh Dear, Now I'm Sure, I Hate You" was the first single and had a good airplay on web radios and Italian radios ( Radio2, Radio Lupo Solitario )



THE ELECTRIC DIORAMA is a 5-piece band based in Rome. They were co-founded by Helio Di Nardo ( ex-session player for Vanilla Sky- Universal Music ) and Francesco Catitti. The band has chosen to follow the musical binaries covered by bands like 30 Seconds to Mars, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco and My Chemical Romance, putting all together, and still in an unique way in Italy, the musical impact and the melody of the upmentioned bands plus a more consistent use of synthesizers and electronic music. The sound that the band has shaped is personal and massive, very close to the Emo Punk influences coming from the US.
In May 2007, the band has recorded a 9-tracks CD, which has been released in Italy by Nerdsound/Ammonia Records in Otober '07.
The band shoot 2 low-budget videoclips that has been aired in Italy by some satellite music channels. They also appeared on MTV for an interview and an acoustic performance. They had interviews and reviews on all the major magazines and webzines in Italy. They also had "Oh Dear, Now I'm Sure, I Hate You" in the Rocksound CD Sampler.
The fist leg of the "Lifemale Tour" started in December '07 and lasted 3 months: the band played 20 gigs around Italy and Austria. In March the band performed a short acoustic tour troughout Italy. From April to June the band has been busy doing the "Silverstar Tour" with Airway ( promoted by the Silvestar clothing brand and Rocksound magazine ) which consisted in 14 gigs around Italy in some of the most famous venues. The band played some summer festivals with bands like Kill Hannah, Funeral For A Friend, Comeback Kid, Bring Me The Horizon, Mad Caddies, Caliban and Vanilla Sky. Currently the band is in studio for the pre production of the new album and has released a new single, "I.Did.As" , in early October. In January 09"Lifemale" will be out in the US for Oceanside Records, the band will also fly to the US in March '09 and take a long supportin tour. The band will play at SWSX '09 .