Italian Alternative/Nu Rock band, OVERLAPS, have released a new lyric video for ‘Your Eyes‘, it’s the second single taken from their new studio album ‘In Your Room‘, which will be released on March 27th via TIME TO KILL RECORDS.
OVERLAPS started in 2017 with the release of 3 singles “Countdown”, “Dreams For Sale” and “On Monday”, produced by Fabio Trentini (Guano Apes, Donots, H -Blockx), and showing the potential of OVERLAPS in mixing atmospheres of the most classic rock with modern influences.
OVERLAPS played the same year at the Bloodstock Festival in UK and the same year saw them performing at the Treviso Home Festival in Italy.
In 2018 OVERLAPS released their debut album and in autumn the same year they did a European tour with 26 dates, as support to the Finnish band THE RASMUS.
OVERLAPS is ready to announce more details of their second album very soon, which will be released via TIME TO KILL RECORDS.
TIME TO KILL RECORDS is a division of KICK AGENCY and was founded in 2016 and is the most chaotic extreme record label in Italy. TIME TO KILL RECORDS is a pure, old school, metal DIY record label and management.
The project is realised with the support of MiBACT and SIAE as part of the initiative “Per Chi Crea”.
‘Keeper of the Groove’ is the debut post rock album to be released under the prog rock instrumental project The Soft Shades. The musical project was put together by Dmitry Gubsky in 2011.
Following on from the success of the 4 track EP released in November, The Soft Shades are now ready to release the full instrumental album and the end of April.
Founder Dmitry, has been passionate about music his whole life, he started learning how to play the accordion when he was just 7 years old. He has gone onto play and tour in lots of different successful bands in Europe as well as being involved in lots of different musical projects in his home country of Ukraine. In 2012 he played at Euroblast in Cologne with his previous band ‘Joncofy’. After being in lots of different bands, Dmitry wanted to create a new style of prog & metal instrumental music where he was involved in every aspect of the project from creating the music, writing the scores to producing and recording it all together for the album. It is very much his project that he had wanted to create for a really long time but wasn’t able to in his bands previously.
Each track on the album is highly original and a reflection of a different experience and emotion. At times the music is very cinematic with an intense feeling that you are waiting in anticipation for what is next to come.
Dmitry has spoken about the different influences behind the album;
“Everyday mood is what influenced the album, the track titles on the album show in some way what exactly inspired me for each song and all personal to experiences in my life.”
Highlight tracks include ‘First September Weekend, Sky Flares and November Storms. Another popular album track is ‘When This Day Comes’. This song was created to reflect the feeling you might feel on a Monday morning and thinking about going back to work after a perfect weekend off. It is a melancholic song that Dmitry has portrayed beautifully to reflex this mood.
The whole album is an exploration into the immersive world of rock, metal and instrumental music. The atmosphere over the 11 tracks perfectly encapsulates Dmitry’s idea of exploring moods and experiences he has had in his life. The tracks are so powerful in portraying a message and captivating the listener that there is absolutely no need for words. The tracks vary from big rock guitar riffs and drums to an industrial eerie sound on tracks like ‘November Storms’ and ‘The Fall’. This combination of tracks on the album using familiar musical elements in different ways proves to make a very powerful and enticing listen.