Stiv Cantarelli & The Silent Strangers
Based in Italy and signed to Stovepony Records, the band play post punk/blues and more.
Their current album Banks Of The Lea was recorded in East London with engineer Ed Deegan (The White Stripes, The Cribs, Mudhoney) last year and following their last run of UK dates, they received considerable media exposure, with major features in Vive Le Rock and R2 magazines (attached); various websites (links below) and radioplay from Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music), TeamRock Radio and Sonic Bandwagon (Pure FM).
Stiv Cantarelli initially came to prominence as leader of Italy’s number one alt.country band Satellite Inn, who were recruited by North Carolina label MoodFood as a replacement for the ascendant Whiskeytown. Touring the length and breadth of the US, Cantarelli became firm friends with Portland, Oregon roots legends Richmond Fontaine, which has led to him releasing several records on their El Cortez label and employing them as his backing band on his solo debut Innerstate. It was this connection that found him supporting and tour managing Bob Mould on his Italian dates of 2010.
Last year, the band who released their debut album Black Music/White Music to considerable praise
A long night’s ramble through the musical fleshpots of the soul… The urge to listen again is powerful. - 4/5 R2
Destined to be a seminal classic - 9/10 Vive Le Rock
This is bluesy country punk for grown-ups - *** Q
An exciting mix of post punk rock and desert blues - 4/5 AAAmusic.co.uk
Cantarelli has grown into a bluesman whose songs can break your heart, while also sounding like they could handle themselves in a barroom brawl. - Classic Rock Blues
Fantastic album… Absolute killer. - Pennyblackmusic.co.uk
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