WHITE MASK - ABOUT THE ALBUM

  

White Mask has been released on February 1st 2018, this is Violet Blend’s debut album, an italian alternative rock band. For the presentation of the album Florence (IT) woke up with thousands of white masks painted with a purple ‘V’ in every corner of the city.

The album appears as a clear provocation, musical and not. In fact, it has a real matchbox on the cover with the words “Burn your mask" and it is accompanied by the known mask. The message is an aclear and provocative invitation: burn your mask and re-appropriate of human and interpersonal relationships, in the era of social media where you can see millions of masks and very few faces. Violet Blend not only incites to the metaphorical gesture, but provides the real instruments – a mask and a matchbox – to symbolically get rid of the weight of the unreality of today’s world.

To reinforce the concept, Violet Blend decided to distribute the album exclusively at their concerts, this to encourage a relationship and a more direct and real communication with their supporters.

“Every Time (We Say Goodbye)" and “Venus Mask" are also released on YouTube  as web videos.

On February 10, 2018, the Violet Blend presented White Mask at the Viper Theater in Florence, from here the new “Burn Your Mask Tour" took them all over Italy, England and Wales, for a total of 30 dates of which half in the United Kingdom. White Mask is available as a free download on the band’s website violetblend.it and in all major digital shops.

TRACKLIST

1 You, Me and the Alcohol

2 Venus Mask

3 Every Time (We Say Goodbye)

4 Letargo

5 Funeral of Love

6 Mercury

7 Stabs

8 Free Falling

9 My Daughter

10 Pale

11 Poetic License

BIO

Violet Blend is an Italian alternative rock band from Florence. The band is made up by Giada Celeste Chelli (vocals and piano), Daniele Cristellon (guitar), Ferruccio Baroni (bass) and Michel Agostini (drums).

In June 2017 Violet Blend played at I-Days, the most important Italian rock festival, opening the Radiohead concert. I-Days 2017 saw the participation of Linkin Park, Green Day, Blink 182, Sum 41, Rancid.

2017 also saw the band engaged in a dense serie of concerts in Italy and UK with the “White Mask Tour" (arond 20 dates)

The band played as support at the concerts of Garbage (USA), Chris Slade (AC/DC), Bobo Rondelli, Vinnie Moore (Alice Cooper), Rezophonic (Mario Riso), Finley, Bobo Rondelli, The Bastard Sons of Dioniso and the british band Antimatter.

Violet Blend won Brianza Rock Festival (2017), Stage Diving Contest (2017), Classic Rock Italia Contest (2017), ET – Music Award at Sanremo Rock (2019) and the prestigiuous F.I.P.I. International Intellectual Property Federation’s Award as BEST REVELATION BAND of SUMMER 2019.

The band was also guest at the 25th anniversary of MEI – Meeting of the Indipendents held in Faenza in october 2019.

On February 1st 2018 ‘White Mask‘, Violet Blend’s debut album, was released, the city of Florence was invaded by thousands of masks with a purple V on that created havoc and sensation throughout the city, attracting the attention of citizens and of many national media, from Repubblica to Radio Freccia. 

On February 10th Violet Blend presented the album ‘White Mask‘ at Viper Theater in florence, from here the new tour “Burn Your Mask Tour" took them all over Italy, England and Wales, for a total of 40 dates, half of them in the UK.

At the moment the band is writing the second album.

BEST CONCERTS

I-Days Autodromo w/ RADIOHEAD – Monza (IT)

Villa Ada w/ GARBAGE – Roma (IT)

Viper Theatre – Firenze (IT)

West Street Live – Sheffield (UK)

Percy’s Cafe Bar – Whitchurch (UK)

The Islington – London (UK)

The Shed – Leicester (UK)

Camden Market – London (UK)

Hope and Anchor – London (UK)

Piazza Cavour (Le Cronache del Trono) – Bitonto (IT)

Legend Club – Milano (IT)

Old Salutation Inn – Nottingham (UK)

The Monarch – London (UK)

Luna – London (UK)

PRESS RELEASES

CLASSIC ROCK ITALIA

“[…] Lo stile della band unisce diversi generi musicali e si districa fra essi, per questo è ben espresso dalla parola “blend rock“: dal graffio delle chitarre, contrapposto alla chiarezza e armonia del pianoforte. Si esprimono con giustapposizione di incisi e accordi in dissonanza e l’inconfondibile colore della voce. L’impianto sonoro, esaltato dai frequenti sbalzi dinamici e ritmici, conduce lungo un percorso tortuoso di sentimenti e confessioni, orientando l’ascoltatore verso atmosfere sempre nuove e svariate in ognuna delle tracce. […]”

http://www.classicrockitalia.it/5613/violet-blend-blend-rock-graffiante/

METALLIZED

Sul concerto in supporto alla band britannica Antimatter (8 marzo 2017)

“[…] Dopo poco il buffet cede il posto agli opener della serata, i Violet Blend, band fiorentina dedita ad un alternative rock melodico di notevole qualità, impreziosito dalle doti vocali e pianistiche della singer. Alla loro performance, che è l’unica a precedere quella degli headliner, viene garantita la tempistica necessaria affinché che il pubblico possa conoscere ed apprezzare il loro repertorio. Una scelta che si differenzia da quella usuale e che apprezziamo enormemente. […]”

http://www.metallized.it/articolo.php?id=2945

BREAK OFF

“[…] Non risulta per niente facile definire il suono dei Violet Blend perché questo nasce dall’unione di diversi generi musicali (espresso da loro ironicamente con il termine “blend rock”), ed anche dalla contrapposizione fra la limpidezza del suono del pianoforte al graffio delle chitarre. Altra caratteristica che li contraddistingue è l’inconfondibile colore della voce di Giada che contraddistingue i loro brani. […]” – Mirco Chiaramonti

http://www.breakoff.it/violetblend-intervista/

INSIDE MUSIC

“Hanno prima tappezzato ogni dove di Firenze con le “Venus Mask”, suscitando estrema curiosità nella testa di ogni fiorentino e hanno pubblicato poi, il videoclip dove è comparsa la misteriosa “Venus Mask”, svelando cosi l’arcano che in molti non riuscivano a capire. Loro sono i Violet Blend e hanno sicuramente trovato una singolare quanto originale modalità per attirare l’attenzione su di loro, molti di voi si staranno chiedendo “ma chi sono questi Violet Blend?”, perfetto, nelle successive righe ve li andiamo a presentare: […]” – Luca Ferri

https://www.insidemusic.it/violet-blend-pubblicato-video-venus-mask-singolo-anticipa-album-white-mask/

GALLERY

OFFICIAL VIDEOS

CONTACTS

Email: violetblend@gmail.com – giada.c.chelli@gmail.com

Giada +39 3331688117

© 2018 VIOLET BLEND