Border. - "We Don't Exist" (Bologna, radical electro-punk). OUT NOW
Back in June the duo, hailing from the creative hub of Bologna, 'caused already quite a storm with their first single "Double Rainbow", getting airplay and coverage all over the globe, from The States to France, from Uk to New Zealand.
The track is a radical manifesto, in support of civil rights, a battle fought with heavy synths and techno beats. The video, juxtaposing images of Trump, The Pope, Pride Parades and tribal dances, has been defined by Ice No Fruits blog "a technicolour maelstrom".
"We Don't Exist" - 4 tracks and 17 minutes - widen the spectrum, with Erika singing in Alternative Rock style over obsessive rhythmics, for addicted to Punk, Industrial, EBM. It's like a match between The Cramps and The Prodigy, Siouxie and Atari Teenage Riot. The EP has been recorded in September 2019 at LOTO Studio, with Gian Luca Lo Presti as producer.
It was 2017 when Demi More and Erika had their first meeting in Via del Pratello, a street that's the cradle of alternative counter-culture movements and life in Bologna.
Both shared love for heavy electronic music, post punk and garage rock, and had been involved in music, theatre and performance arts, with Demi being invited in 2012 to play at German Lollapaloza, and Erika having various collaborations, also with Greta from Rev Rev Rev for an experimental music project. Demi was looking for a female voice for his new “elettro hard” idea: their common passion for The Prodigy, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cramps, Garbage created the perfect match.
They just had a slight different view about the meaning and necessity of political borders.
“We'll call the band Border. – said Erika – 'cause Borders do not exist”.
(Please note and mind the final dot! BORDER.)
It was June 2018 when Border. finally left their reharsal room to play live at legendary Covo Club in Bologna for Hammer Festival. The special event involved historical members of the local scene on the bill, playing tribute to the Velvet Underground, and also an exhibition in memory of the celeb cartoonist Marcello Albano, who worked for Warner Bros and Marvel on carachters as Conan, Spider Man and Bugs Bunny.
With their extreme, danceable and uncompromising sound quickly gaining them more and more followers, Demi and Erika entered in September 2019 LOTO Studio, and with help from producer Gian Luca Lo Presti their first EP was finally born.