WL//WH Review: 3+DEAD “3+Dead” EP

Debut EP Review  3+Dead

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Introducing the brand new entry in the post-punk registers of Roma, Italia, 3+Dead with their debut S/T EP! Emerging from one of the world’s most acclaimed schools of the wider post-punk idiom, the Italian school of Batcave recently gave us another glorious specimen on how this music is getting more artistic in the hands of the youth from a country which utterly swims in art. The debut ΕP of our guests today is a glory. In these only 3 songs, they reveal a serious background as they also sound so mature and precise in their intentions like a band with a history behind. 3+Dead plays post-punk music as they blend it with shoegaze chocks, while constantly and discreetly caressing the darkwave veil. The band comprises of Giuseppe Marino on bass, Roberto Ruggeri on guitar and synths, and the ace on the microphone Elisa Pambianchi. The team sounds so skilled with fantastic riffs and melodies and harmonies all over that are all completely enchanted by the singer’s style and her gifted voice.

The opener of the record is “Rabbit Hole”, and I started drowning into their darkwave delicacy like in the old days when poisons were the chase for a world so bizarre. The second track, “Snake of June” came as a duststorm from my window. Up-tempo post-punk music to dance to with the band storming everything for 5 minutes and the singer here, like a preacher and a pixie confronting demons and longings, such a brilliant song. Close out the EP in style a compelling guitar-charged cover version of 1982‘s infamous “Kebabtraume” from Düsseldorf electro-punk/body music legends D.A.F. (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft).

I can’t wait for a full album as 3+Dead came as the new wonder with a very strong little record, but until then, listen here!

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Written by Loud Cities Mike