The Mirrors

The Mirrors

 Milan, Lombardy, ITA
BandRockPop

Pop melodies and rock tunes!

Biography

The Mirrors are a rock project founded in Milan in 2002 by Marco Ortensi.

The bands sound combines new wave elements with smooth pop melodies and a vintage psychedelic flavour with a rock n roll energy!

The group was born out of its members love for British and American music, and its original repertoire often draws on lesser-known pieces from Anglo-American bands.

The Milanese label Echophonic sponsored the band from 2003-2009, and in that time the group released a series of albums that were very well-received by critics, who declared them among the best on the Italian indie-rock scene (Time Beats Only Once was a RockSound album of the month in 2005, the band won a prize from InSound critics and excellent reviews in Rockstar, Rumore, Tribe Magazine, Corriere della Sera, etc). The songs played many times on Radio Rai 1 and other networks.

The band has made many appearances at festivals and nightclubs, including: the Creativity Festival in Florence, the IPO Festival at Liverpools Cavern Club, Milano Film Festival, the Milano in Music Festival at the Castello Sforzesco, the Rai Demo Festival (before 25'000 concert-goers at Lamezia), and others. They shared the scene with artists such as Velvet, L'Aura, Daniele Groff, and Hinkel of Fools Garden, to name a few.

Recently producer Andre Doucette (30 Seconds to Mars) selected 'Through' for the American film Shred starring Tom Green and distributed in the United States and Canada.

The bands first video "If", produced by Leone Balduzzi, also received many accolades for its well-researched adaptation of cinemas film noir style.

The well-known international magazine Shots also applauded the bands video. When the television networks MTV Brand New and Canadas CBC put the video on the air, 'The Great Illusion' Album reached fourth place in Italys iTunes rock chart in March 2006.

Praise continues to rain upon the group, which received two PVI and PIVI nominations and invitations to the Creativity Festival, the Venice Airport Festival and OCurt. The video was also inducted to All Musics Video History of Rock and included in Roxy Bars dvd.

Some of the best recognition to date came from abroad when in 2007 Steve Zuckerman winner of two Grammy Awards for the production of Les Paul & Friends with Keith Richards and Eric Clapton took note of "The Whole" and chose to include it in a charity project called Hope: Love is the Answer alongside Robert Fripp of King Crimson. The song played on the Big Apples Jack FM 101.1, a CBS radio station.

Some pieces, such as "If" and "The Whole" received special mentions from Billboard and the International Songwriting Competition, which features Robert Smith (The Cure) and Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order) among its jury members.

The Mirrors band members continue to work with both Italian and international musicians. In 2007, an encounter with Bluvertigos Andy and his figurative art, and exposure to Fools Gardens international sound, led to collaboration and the resulting split The Big Eye.

A new EP called "Show Hunter" is coming out for spring 2011, showcasing the bands artistic maturity and continued musical growth. The cover photo is realized by Fabio Moscatelli, a photographer from Rome.

Theme of the Ep is made by the titles of the songs:

Even if the Suicide nation could be near because of Modern addictions that Hit the sun, you have to Build the future and go on living your Young days and Moments because this could be The last highway. Just skip obstacles and perform a Show Hunter..!

We have to skip obstacles and go to take what we want in life. We have to put a mask to defend ourselves from bad influences.