Two months to go to Eurosonic 2020, one of the best showcases in Europe, the place to discover the next big things in music and to meet the most relevant people in the international music business: see you in Groningen from the 15th to the 18th of January!
As every year, a good selection of Italian acts will be playing in Groningen, here are the Italian artists announced by the festival for the next edition and supported by Italia Music Export SIAE, so far: Bruno Bavota, Eugenia Post Meridiem, The Gluts, Emmanuelle and Meduza.
Bruno Bavota – Neoclassical/ Experimental
Bruno Bavota is a gifted young Italian composer and multi-instrumentalist, marrying intellect and emotions into earnest, profound songs. Though compared in his early career to legendary countryman Ludovico Einaudi, Bavota increasingly pursues ways to distort and disturb traditional arrangements and melodies. Armed with a plethora of effects pedals and processors, he manipulates his songs in real-time as he performs – often with his bare hands.
Eugenia Post Meridiem – Indie folk
Eugenia Post Meridiem takes shape in 2017 when Eugenia (voice, guitar) meets Matteo (bass), Giovanni (guitar, keys) and Matteo (drums, percussion). After three months of travel and intense track development in Lisbon, Eugenia released a series of songs in Genova that showcase a wonderful voice and remarkable songwriting potential, as well as revealing indie, folk, soul influences and 60s and 70s psychedelic contaminations.
Emmanuelle – Italo disco/ Electronic
Born in Rio, raised in Miami and currently based in Milan, Emmanuelle is a mysterious cosmopolitan musician, half producer and half chanteuse. Her songwriting is eclectic and nostalgic with a dreamy approach, in a continuous journey through hypnotic landscapes far from everyday monotony.
Meduza – Electronic/EDM
Milan natives Meduza are taking the electronic music world by storm with their moody, melodic and energetic remixes and productions. Tipped as the hottest signing of the Amsterdam Dance Event in recent years, Meduza open their account with the Friendly Fires remix Heaven Let Me, mixing bright and assertive brass with a relentless groove, contrasting with the relaxed vocals. Their debut record Piece of your Heart is hotly anticipated amongst the cognoscenti of the dance scene.
The Gluts – Rock/Post Punk
The Gluts was born in 2013 when brothers Marco (guitar) and Nicolò (vocals) first encountered Claudia, the bass player. Two years later drummer Dario joined the noisy psych and post-punks on drums. Under contract with prestigious London label Fuzz Club Records, they released three records, with the latest, Dengue Fever Hypnotic Trip, coming out in 2019.