First single from our new Garrincha EP.
Out 21 March 2015.
Get it here: smokethebees.com/music
Videoclip directed and edited by Stefano Passera.
© 2015 Smoke the Bees
Smoke the Bees is an alternative rock music project launched in Turin, Italy in 2011. Current line-up is Lorenzo Rando (guitar, vocals), Maze (bass guitar), Samir Hadade (drums). Their music combines diverse genres and influences creating an alternative sound with a leading thread. Source of inspiration are artists like Radiohead, Syd Arthur, Sparklehorse, Tom Waits, and the Icelandic music scene. Music is intense, atmospheric, reflective, as well as tuneful, irreverent and catchy. This generates a natural empathy from the first listening, diverging from the local music scene and the Italian music in general.
The creation of the Garrincha EP was as natural and organic as the relationship of its musicians. It came about as a necessity to leave a “mark” musically and artistically in a form that was not ethereal and fleeting as music normally is in the moment it is played.
The six songs almost constitute a challenge to the classical EP format, as it is closer to being an album in its own right.
Overall the Garrincha EP shows, without a doubt, the eclectic musical choices made by Smoke the Bees all the while keeping an overall artistic and musical cohesiveness that gives a very distinct and pleasurable sound to the listener. It makes a very clear statement and could only be the promise of very interesting musical ideas to follow in the near future in a full-length album.
Instruments played have been exclusively electric guitar, bass guitar, and drums, with the purpose to make a record very close to the band’s live performances.
This is a dedication to the Brazilian great footballer Garrincha. He is considered the all time best dribbler even though one of his legs was 6cm shorter than the other giving him unnaturally bent legs. To alleviate his sense of loneliness, he committed suicide after living years of abusing of drugs, alcohol and sex.