DENIS THE NIGHT & THE PANIC PARTY
Denis The Night & The Panic Party is a power trio of three friends from Marche region, in the heart of Marchigiano Appennines, a special place of very variegated landscapes and energies that all reflect in their crossover music.
Born in 2014 on the road across Italy and UK, while touring also in other bands, they ended up together, realizing to have in common a simpatico disaffection for conventions.
They like juxtaposing elements from various genres, such as pop noise, electro-rock, lo-fi, psychedelia, shoegaze and avant-garde. They have evolved soon into a music & visual arts collective, featuring other like-minded artists from different and multiple citizenships in the world such as photographer Giulia Delprato (UK/Rome), visual artists Eddie Plex (UK/Revere), Matteo Gaudenzi (Orciano di Pesaro), Beatrice Pucci (Furlo), film – makers Enzo Lauria/Ozne (Berlin/Sicily), and Karin El Taifiova (Czech Republic/Spain), collaborating along the way with other international artistic collectives like Obsidian+Blush (Texas-US).
After some anticipatory releases like the Hottrips EP (2014) plus a self-titled Lo-fi Cassette EP(2015), co-produced by the band and Livio Magnini (of famed Italian band Bluvertigo, and live sound engineer for Bloody Beetroots), their debut Album Cosmic Youth (2016) has been released by the iconic UK label, Wall of Sound, with their single Androgynous Love, remixed by über French DJ/producer, Étienne de Crécy, becoming viral for a while in France.
Their stray, eclectic sound has spread in these years across some of the biggest European and North American festivals with Panic Parties conquering important audiences, but above all, recruiting people feeling to belong to their community.
As Marchigiani, gender free people, musicians, artists and always adventurers, with their second album M E G A E V O, they are challenging a lost and found concept of individual identity and geographical borders. Remapping the place they come from and all the places they have been to in the meanwhile, with consciousness to belong to their original land and still projected beyond national categories, this new DTN&TPP album states oximors through their songs/soundscapes, embodying in music the mismatch every border that divide things can set off. There is not a simple divide between here and there, Homeland and the biggest melting pot Capital cities, us and them, but maybe there is just a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we as a community inhabit, and that inhabits all of us.
Floating in between reality and the surreal, counterpart side of it, with compositions that are deeply rooted in their fields and their nineties memories of adolescents, like a mixed parentage of Canyon rocks blended with the Adriatic sea and a touch of exotic feelings coming from nowhere and many places at the same time, this idiosyncratic collective named Denis The Night & The Panic Party is introducing itself again in the year “twothousand and 2.0” of “back to life after Pandemia”, dating people in performances that, a new friend and fan in Toronto summed up being, Loud and Profound.
FESTIVALS / MAIN CONCERTS
London residences (UK) – The Water Rats, Nambucca, AlleyCat, Garage, The Moustache Bar, Apples and Pears, Soho Radio, London One Radio…
Liverpool UK) – Liverpool Sound City – Mailchimp Record Store
Manchester (UK) – Indie Music Week (KRAAK)
Reading (UK) – BBC INTRODUCING LIVE ( Purple Turtle)
Paris ( FR) – L’International , MaMa Festival
Barcellona (SP) – Primavera Sound Festival (H&M Stage, Ray-Ban Stage, MACBA Day Pro Stage)
Canadian tour – Canadian Music Week
Vienna – Waves Festival
Texas – Austin SXSW
Fano – IT Baffi dallo spazio
Milano – Music Week @ Ral
Fano – Fano Jazz By The Sea