The Shadow Line

The Shadow Line

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It's indie pop, sometimes barely new-wave/garage, - Rome-based, four piece The Shadow Line is like a local coordinate between We Are Scientists and somehow Bloc Party. The Shadow Line improves its own pop identity with songs that wink an eye to The Strokes to some catchy Blur dance floor songs

Biography

The one and only Italian band representing the new wave movement. In 2008 The Shadow Line released their first full lenght album produced by HitBit Records and distribuited in EU by Misty Lane.
In Italy the band toured with The Others (UK), Yeti (UK), Test Icicles (UK), The Show is the Rainbow (USA), Confuse the Cat (Belgium), The Violets (UK), These New Puritans (UK), The Wombats (UK) Shitdisco (UK), The Futureheads (UK) Lucky Soul (UK) and Slut (GER).

The Shadow Line e’ extra good
The Shadow Line e’ battere le mani
The Shadow Line e’ IndiePop(Corn)
The Shadow Line e’ l’”oh” in “oh yeah!”
The Shadow Line e’ LO-FI(GHT) MUSIC

Biografia
L’attitudine e’ quella giusta, lo spirito e’ più che vivo e contemporaneo, cantano in inglese perché per loro e’ ovvio che il sound, quello migliore, è made in UK, suonano perché la musica e’ divertimento ma anche una necessità, partendo dal 2002, The Shadow Line sono una band che ha saputo coniugare la sua personalità col percorso sviluppato dalla musica d’oltremanica, iniziando da basi sostanzialmente brit continuando poi a seguire le contaminazioni garage, disco e new wave della musica contemporanea. Che siano ritmiche intrecciate alla Television, tempi disco alla Bloc Party o ballate stile Coldplay, questo non importa, perché non necessariamente la band sente il bisogno di appartenere ad una determinata corrente musicale, piuttosto preferiscono creare belle canzoni, di quelle che restano. Il live e’ l’opportunità per mostrare un sound compatto, distorto e crudo e negli anni la band ha suonato in piu’ di 100 live e ha diviso il palco con The Others (UK), Yeti (UK), Test Icicles (UK), The Show is the Rainbow (USA), Confuse the Cat (Belgio), The Violets (UK), These New Puritans (UK), Les Fauves (ITA), Ministri (ITA), Giorgio Canali e Rossofuoco (ITA), TARM (ITA), Shitdisco (UK), The Mojomatics (ITA), Merci Miss Monroe (ITA), The Banshee (ITA), The Wombats (UK), The Futureheads (UK) ed ha supportato l’intero tour italiano dei Lucky Soul (UK) e degli Slut (GER). Cinque sono i cd demo che rispecchiano le influenze ed il percorso dell’identità artistica della band, partendo dalla sopraccitata base brit (Nowhere) fino ad arrivare al nuovo sound in bilico fra new wave, ritmi disco/dance e l’indie rock inglese (dal terzo lavoro, You ain’t nothing but a lot of talk and a badge, al quinto, Elvis Lives, Pauls is dead and I’m feeling very well) che rimandano ad influenza di gruppi come Teenage Fanclub, XTC, Small Faces, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs e Pulp. E’ nel marzo 2007 che lanciano il loro quarto Ep, con la partecipazione di artisti italiani dell’indietronica come Mao, Homespun e Bubblegun per un progetto sperimentale rivolto alla diffusione della musica non solo ai concerti ma anche nelle serate di dj set e clubbing. Contemporaneamente portano sugli schermi di Qoob Tv il loro primo video, Erasing Mind. Sempre per Qoob TV ed Emi Publishing registrano una nuova versione del brano Commercial, presente nel lavoro del 2005, ed un nuovo relativo videoclip in rotazione su Qoob TV, allegati nel nuovo lavoro uscito ad ottobre 2007. Questo stesso anno sono scelti fra i finalisti di MusicalBox – Frequenze Disturbate, come uno dei 5 artisti emergenti che rappresentano la scena musicale indie italiana.
Potete anche vederli suonare nel video di Max Pezzali per l’estate 2008 del singolo “Mezzo pieno o mezzo vuoto”.
A novembre 2008 è uscito il primo full lenght della band prodotto dalla HitBiT Records di Danilo Silvestri (My awesome mixtape, Settlefish, CUT) in cui è presente Stoned, brano incluso nella compilation Hit Mania 2009.

Lyrics

Stoned

Written By: D. Giannini

Where’re you now? I need to cheer me up somehow
Am I sleeping? But I don’t know where I’m lying on
When you take what you want, all I know..
Well, did you take what you want from me?
Anything I love and need

Close my eyes and I feel that I can’t sleep
Now close the door, ‘cause you’re in everything

I know you’re satisfied and I’m living in pain
Your eyes will always shine
I know you’re satisfied ‘cause I feel the same
I’m not insane, you’ve got my mind

Now I see there’s something I will need
With my pills I can face this brain disease
When you take what you want, all I know
It’s all that I have and I wonder what’s in my head

Close my eyes and I’m sure that I won’t sleep
Now close the door, ‘cause you’re in everything

I know you’re satisfied and I’m living in pain
Your eyes will always shine
I know you’re satisfied ‘cause I feel the same
I’m not insane, you’ve got my mind

Stab in the Back

Written By: D. Giannini

I remember the time we used to meet
When December put silence inside me

Walking into nowhere, it’s hard to face yourself
Feeling sober, I’ve got to do it well

Fall down slowly, my mouth hits the ground
I feel lonely, in my mind there’s no sound

Oh I can’t control but I can see you always do it on your own
And I will be alone like no one else before
Oh I can’t control but I can see. I know you’re passing thru the door
And I can see my soul, just moves along the wall

I remember the days we used to meet
When December put violence inside me

Oh I can’t control but I can see you always do it on your own
And I will be alone like no one else before
Oh I can’t control but I can see. I know you’re passing thru the door
And I can see my soul, it moves along the wall

Oh I can’t control but I can see you always do it on your own
But I won’t be alone like no one else before
Oh I can’t control but I can see, ‘cause you can’t move out thru the door
And I can see my soul, it’s just dancing on the wall

Erasing Mind

Written By: D. Giannini

I am what I am and you can’t stop me anymore
The voice inside me makes me out of control
Will I see a rising?

My hands are trembling, but I need my own cold blood
This world is crazy I have to shake it into the core
Will I see a rising?

Sit down, I just wanna talk ‘bout you
I just wanna talk ‘bout you
I just wanna talk

Sit down, I just wanna talk ‘bout you
I just wanna talk ‘bout you
I just wanna talk

Demons in my head just play another song
Where’s my medicine, the effect can’t work so long
Will I see a rising?

Sit down, I just wanna talk ‘bout you
I just wanna talk ‘bout you
I just wanna talk

Sit down, I just wanna talk ‘bout you
I just wanna talk ‘bout you
I just wanna talk

One Shot Hit

Written By: D. Giannini

There’s a thunder, there’s a thunder in my head
I don’t know where I am then I find myself in bed

I feel older, I feel older into myself
When I try to write a song, but I feel alone instead

Well nobody has the time, and I’m walking in my street
If my dream remains a dream, may I really go crazy?
And I wanna see my face on that fuckin’ MTV anyway

Need a hit, future guaranteed
Makes me able to ignore
And reminds me where I’ve been coming from

Need a hit, for my well-being
‘cause my mind becomes insane
And my face doesn’t seem to be the same

On the dancefloor, hardly moving thru the crowd
I still think about the words and I don’t hear a sound

Something in my head doesn’t seem working fine
When I try to write a song but I waste all my time

Well nobody has the time, and I’m walking in my street
If my dream remains a dream, may I really go crazy?
And I wanna see my face on that fuckin’ MTV anyway

Need a hit, future guaranteed
Makes me able to ignore
And reminds me where I’ve been coming from

Need a hit, for my well-being
‘cause my mind becomes insane
And my face doesn’t seem to be the same

Discography

Discografia: Ep#1 (2003) Cd-r autoprodotto; Nowhere (2004) Cd-r autoprodotto; You ain’t nothing but a lot of talk and a badge (2005) Cd-r autoprodotto; Erasing Mind (2007) Cd-r autoprodotto; Elvis lives, Paul is dead and I’m feeling very well (2007) Cd-r autoprodotto; Fast Century (2008) Cd Hit Bit Records.

Set List

01. Untitled
02. Rock the City
03. Commercial
04. One Shot Hit
05. Stab in the Back
06. Ordinary Face
07. Stoned
08. Hi-Hat
09. The Crash
10. Erasing Mind
11. God Save My Soul