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Overmood

OVERMOOD

Matteo Cellerino: laptop, electronics, voice
Alessandro Bovo: voice, guitar
Andrea Livraghi: bass
Riccardo Panelli: guitar

 
englishOvermood are from Alessandria, Italy. Matteo and Alessandro play together since their high-school times, when they were locally known as the hip-hop outfit called Astenia.
Growing up they moved to different kind of listenings: Pixies, Husker Du, Modest Mouse, At the Drive In, Red Red Meat, Fugazi, Cursive, Pop Group, Cap ‘n’ Jazz (just to name a few…).
There was inspirations enough to form a new band, mixing lo-fi with hip hop, pop with electro, and adding guitars too. overmoodjumpThe demo of the track Pluton Planet became a favourite of the magazine Rumore, and it was enclosed in the Wave Compilation sold with the issue 182. In 2004 Overmood were also the winners of the Alessandria Wave contest, and as prize they played at the Bilborock European Rock Contest in Bilbao.
It was July ’05 when they finally recorded 3 tracks in a proper studio, Fiscerprais, with their longtime friend RicoofUochi Tochi (already producer for Bugo, Ovo, Blown Paper Bags). After a few delays, in March/April 2007 “Sorry for the Setbacks” was finally recorded, again at Fiscerprais Studios, with the help of Andrea Livraghi playingbass and Matteo Conti on guitars, then replaced by Riccardo Panelli. The record gained to the band a sort of cult following. People used to categorise music genres seemed not understanding it, but more became fans, loving the cool energy Overmood put LOUD on stage. In spite of snow, throat diseases and broken glasses, Overmood toured around Italy for months, being also invited as headliner in France for the Barocks Festival in April 2008. Matteo realised under the moniker Overmood remixes for fellow label mates The Banshee and Damien*, with a growing fame spreading for his dj sets. At the present Overmood are demoing new songs, with the next release due out as soon they’ll be ready!

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Gli Overmood – da Alessandria – iniziano a suonare assieme ancora adolescenti, ai tempi del liceo, sotto le spoglie degli Astenia, duo electro-hip hop. Terminata quell’esperienza, Matteo e Alessandro iniziano ad assimilare ascolti differenti, dall’indie all’alternative rock, dal post punk al garage (qualche nome? Sonic Youth, Husker Du, At the Drive In, Red Red Meat, Fugazi, Cursive, Pop Group, Cap ‘n’ Jazz, ecc.). Da lì, varcata da poco la soglia dei vent’anni, l”idea di tornare a dar vita a un gruppo, mescolando lo-fi, ritmiche hip hop, pop e diverse forme di 20-03-08elettronica. La traccia “Pluton Planet” viene inserita nella Wave Compilation allegata al mensile Rumore, e i due vincono l’edizione 2004 di Alessandria Wave, partecipando così al Bilborock European Rock Contest a Bilbao (Spagna). Nel Luglio 2005 3 brani vengono fissati su demo presso i Fiscerprais Studios da Rico dei Uochi Tochi, amico di vecchia data e già producer per Bugo, Ovo, Blown Paper Bags. Da lì l’incontro con Suiteside, che concretizza l’idea di registrare nell’Aprile 2007, sempre con Rico al mixer, anche gli altri brani a firma Overmood, con Andrea Livraghi al basso e Matteo Conti (subito dopo sostituito da Riccardo Panelli) alla chitarra. “Sorry for the Setbacks” (settembre 2007) genera una sorta di seguito “di culto”. Gli Overmood o li si ama o li si odia, a quanto pare, a seconda del proprio atteggiamento verso la mescolanza irriverente dei generi. Chi li ama lo fa per l’energia fatta di chitarre e bassi pompati che i 4 sprigionano on stage. A dispetto di contrattempi di varia natura (nevicate del secolo, laringiti e bicchieri rotti) gli Overmood suonano in lungo e in largo, e vengono invitati come headliners al Barocks Festival in Francia nell’Aprile 2008. Matteo realizza anche apprezzati remix per i label mates The Banshee e Damien*. Al momento gli Overmood stanno realizzando nuovi demo, che vedranno la luce – contrattempi permettendo! – entro breve.

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ssd006front

ARTIST: OVERMOOD
TITLE: “SORRY FOR THE SETBACKS”
LABEL: SUITESIDE DRIVE
FORMAT: CD
CAT N.: SSD006
OUT: OCTOBER 2007

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