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van cleef continental

Brescia, Lombardy, Italy | INDIE

Brescia, Lombardy, Italy | INDIE
Band Alternative Rock


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brescia, None, Italy

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Everyone who loved Willard Grant Conspiracy desert rock sounds, everyone who adored the first Nick Cave's records, everyone who revered Queens of the Stone Age and Husker Du alt-rock.. everyone who asked for black paint on the great rock and roll picture... can now stop talking in past tense. From Brescia, Italy, to Mojave.
Massimo Cotto - MAX

As ferociously rock as it can be.
Rumore 8/10

Red Sisters pays tribute to the great imaginary landscapes of the USA tradition. Magical.
Rockerilla 8/10

In these eleven tracks you will find crime fiction and rock and roll short stories. Rough, smokey and dusty music, just like a little bar on the verge of the California desert.
Rolling Stone Magazine

Van Cleef Continental chose an original and unusual (in Italy at least) road, and they can run along it really well.
Il Mucchio

Don't miss their live shows: they can mix classic rock and today influences - with style. This band is beautifully dark. Listen to their record!
Guido Giazzi - Buscadero

"Red Sisters" represents one of the few cases in which an italian band releases its record here only after it has been released abroad.

A wonderful summary of classic Noir-Rock.

Red Sisters blasting through your stereo can turn the foggy hours of an autumn day into a trip towards another dimension!

The music is in perfect communion with the lyrics, narrating a dichotomy between darkness and light.

Their first record, a dark, rusty and harsh rock and roll gift.
il popolo del blues

Torments and dark places are portrayed by Van Cleef Continental music. Lyrics filled with desire and reckless abandon tell us about a band that can now express its full potential.

Eclecticism and personality are their knockout hooks. Andrea sings in perfect english, his nasal alt-rock tone, combined with a drunk and druggy feel makes him the perfect maudit and dark frontman.

Old school aternative - an ideal record for everyone interested in rockin' his head out. We are sick of Italian folk rock. We love Van Cleef Continental!
Indie Zone

In only 40 minutes we have a perfect picture of rock and roll darkest and most decadent side. It's a shame they had to go abroad to get noticed.

- the best of italian reviews 2009-2010


- Red Sisters (EU version 2009 - Casa Molloy)
streaming on rolling stone magazine web site:
- Moonlight Shadow (promo single 2009 - Casa Molloy) on the air (nov '09 - jan '10) on italian indie radios
- Red Sisters (USA version 2008 - Steam Machine Records)
- Junior Bonner ep (2007)
- 8 shots 8 failures (2004 - 486 recordings)



Singer/bass player Andrea Van Cleef formed Van Cleef Continental in the summer of 2004, releasing the self-produced "8 shots 8 failures", a debut album influenced by 60's garage sounds and 80's paisley underground.
In 2007 Van Cleef Continental, now a real band, release the "Junior Bonner" EP, soon followed by the recording of "Red Sisters", 11 songs mastered by Ray Staff at his Air Studios in London (where he had previously worked on Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie remaster catalogue).
"Red Sisters", a dense, powerful work featuring a newly focused sonic attack and harsh and intense vocals is then published in 2008 by the indie label Steam Machine Records, based in Douglas, Arizona.
In 2009 the record comes out in Italy too (thanks to CASAMOLLOY/AUDIOGLOBE), and it quickly earns the band a following and ecstatic press reviews, drewing favorable comparisons to Thin White Rope, The Doors, Queens of Stone Age, X, Nick Cave and Husker Du.