13 Octobre 2021
From UNITED STATES •
Released early October by White Cavern Records, Pretty Vulcan is the new single for Blùmia, a dynamic electro duo with a soul core active since 2015.
The compelling tribal beats and catchy vocals make Pretty Vulcan a real dancefloor anthem. Pretty Vulcan is the sexual energy we have inside that pushes us towards unconventional desires, free from inhibitions and prejudices. It’s an electric, visceral, animal dance, a foul rebellion against society’s pantomime.
The videoclip, shot by Luca Pistillo, creative director for many commercials also for Vogue Italy and London Fashion Week, perfectly matches the sound's vibes with flashing neon visuals, a due reference to when indie was popular in clubs, back to post-punk (New Order) and to the golden new rave age (CSS, Late of the Pier, Justice, New Young Pony Club).
Blùmia are Azzurra Buccoliero and Cristiano Meleleo, who met in early 2015 and quickly shared their passion for music and performances. Azzurra was a singer and sax player, with years of experience on stages in their native Puglia. Cristiano had moved from being a drummer and songwriter for local bands to a full intensive immersion into audio editing, mixing and experimenting with synths.
Blùmia were born out of a loving marriage between Azzurra’s soulful vocals and Cristiano’s futuristic, acid approach to electronic music.
Their first eponymous EP, released in late 2015, was promoted with engaging shows all over Italy and gained them not a few prizes in renowned national contests (Arezzo Wave Love Festival 2016, “Miscela Rock Festival” in Turin).
With another EP released in 2016, Blùmia were offered to support live bigger names of the Italian indie scene, playing shows in front of 10000 people.
“Wild Type”, the first full-length published in 2018 by Rivolta Records, pushed Blùmia to even bigger things, with a headline show at Angelo Mei in Rome.
Forced like everyone else to a break due to pandemics, Azzurra and Cristiano concentrated on composing new songs.
Pretty Vulcan is the first new shot for a project ready to bring their wild and refreshing sound outside their national borders.
DIFFUSION October, 13, 2021