Interfew with: la Rappresentante di Lista

la Rappresentante di Lista, formed in 2011, is Dario Mangiaracina and Veronica Lucchesi,  actors both, from Palermo and Tuscany. If this is a sideline then I can only imagine what their acting must be like. The band’s debut album – (Per la) Via di Casa was released in 2014 on  Garrincha Dischi. The breathtaking follow-up, Bu Bu…

Interfew with: Ya Tosiba

Ya Tosiba is a Berlin-based duo – on the mic we have Zuzu Zakaria, who uses mainly found, historical lyrics in Azeri, her mother tongue. On synths and drum machines we have Mesak from Finland, one of the pioneers of Scandinavian Skweee music. As heard on their first single (“Mad Barber” from 2012), Zuzu uses…

The Old Bog Road

I am in the darkness. Alone. Floating in the darkness. My glassy-eyed friend is still here but you could hardly call him company. They took my clothes, they took my dignity. They left me alone with the fox, the ferret, whatever it is, it’s hungry now, it bares its teeth. I feel its dead claws scratching,…

Interfew with: Gin Ga

Gin Ga have featured on FEW on a number of occasions. Hailing from Vienna, the band, consisting of  members Alex Konrad, Emanuel Donner, Klemens Wihlidal and Matias Meno*, are masters of classic, beat-driven pop tunes. Sophisticated in their simplicity, they have just released another excellent single – 1ON1, accompanied by another of the quirky, humourous videos that have…

Are Friends Electric?

“So Tooler, what do you think?” “Think boss?” “Yeah, look, I know that’s not what they pay us for but..” “What do I think about wading through rivers of piss and Guinness at 11 o’clock in the morning on Paddy’s Day? What do I think of having to work on the one day of the…

Interfew with: Musique Le Pop

We featured the excellent Musique Le Pop earlier in the year in our roundup of current Norwegian music. We caught up with the band to find out a little more about their music and influences.

Somebody Up There Likes Me

Landfall, she comes up on the deck to see Cork harbour drifts in and out of view through the fog, she’ll be back in Dublin by nightfall. Her thoughts return, as they so often do, to that night. Time passes but she’s never forgotten. He’s always in her dreams, the beloved uncle.

Interfew with: Farmer Sea

Farmer Sea were given the thumbs up by L’orso in a FEW interview recently, after listening to their latest album we can only agree 🙂 http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3162156856/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/transparent=true/ The band, from Turin, were formed in 2004. The line-up is Andrea Sassano (vocals,guitars), Marco Farcito (guitars, percussion, synth), Diego Mirenghi (drums) and Cosimo Princi (bass, backing vocals,loops). We…

Orkestra Obsolete perform Blue Monday

New Order’s Blue Monday was released on 7 March 1983. What would it have sounded like if it had been made 50 years earlier? In a special film for BBC ARTS, using only instruments available in the 1930s – from the theremin and musical saw to the harmonium and prepared piano – the mysterious Orkestra…

Come Sail Your Ships Around Me

The lights of Cadiz slowly disappear on the horizon. Sarah is up on deck alone, she stubs out her cigarette and flicks it into the sea. A flock of seagulls follows the trawler, the stench of fish and the roll of the ocean turns her stomach.