Where are you from?
Italy, living in London since 1997.
Name of band:
Who else is in your band?
Jackie and Franco.
How would you describe yourselves?
Two thirds Italian and one third female, Darkbeat is a London-based indie-rock band with post-punk/new wave influences ready to serenade you with tales of intrigue, dark love, murder and alien invasion. Or, to put it simply, we're rock'n'roll lovers with Peter Pan Syndrome.
Who are your main influences musically?
Joy Division, Siouxsie, Bauhaus, The Cure and The Sound are among my favourite bands but I like to think we don't sound like any of those.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
We're old enough to know we'd never make a living out of it but we also want to stress we never intended to. Music is our passion, we mainly want to have fun but we're also quite serious about it. We're currently lining up gigs and planning to have professional studio recordings done pretty soon. Ultimately we'd love to be playing in larger venues than the local pubs/bars and at festivals and we're working on it. The kick of being on stage and playing for a large audience, that's what we're here for!
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
The band is only eight months old, still waiting for the highlights to come.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
That would be Stardust. It's a very simple tune with a catchy chorus and Jackie's lyrics perfectly complement the music. A pleasure to play and hopefully a pleasure to listen to. That's for you to say though.
Where can we listen to it?
Where can we find out more about your music?
Anything else you’d like to say that I forgot to ask?
Yes, thanks a lot Greg for getting in touch with us and for promoting new bands, that's something we really appreciate.