You'll either love her madly or hate her badly. Or both. And she's not alone. Disaster Silva and the Barcella Bros. are Italy's hottest pop sensatiton, THE BROKEN HEELS!!
Together they deliver their unique mixture of rawdy pop, sixties beat and eighties dreams. It ain't no party, it ain't no disco, it ain't no fooling around, just charming songs appealing to your heart, soul, feet and skin!
They're the last craftsmen of the perfect pop song. If you don't like them don't worry, you're probably dead but nobody told you yet.
Lovely Miss Chain (or shall we call her Disaster Silva, ... or maybe just Astrid?!) explains the magic of their amazing debut abum as follows, ...
"On a bittersweet ride, it's like climbing sunshine pop mountains and falling down into groovy bubblegum worlds! Walking on garage punk streets, stomping our feet while dancing to our fav hits!
The KINKS and the BYRDS warm our heart, Phil Seymour and Dwight Twilley gave us the start, SHIVVERS and FLAMIN' GROOVIES made our teenage years, BIG STAR and RASPEBERRIES gave us smiling tears. We grew up with the Nuggets and 60ies Girl group sound, screaming "hold tight" and "I get around" ! Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe, oh BADFINGERS's Baby Blue, all we wanna say : BAY CITY ROLLERS we love you !!!!!!! We sing about holding hands and love for eachother, summertime fun and mellow ballads, underneath a nostalgic vein you will feel but each track will blow your mind for real !! up and down, inside out, come on dance, twist and shout !" After having released three 45s, the band now comes up with 12 more impressive examples of what real power-pop is all about. This platter is a real little masterpiece. All tunes deliver the perfect blend of classic late 70's power-pop, 60's all-girl group sounds and the minimalistic charme of early punk-rock. We said it before and we will say it again, this band will be HUGE!!! If you really dig the sound of crunchy guitars, be a sucker for songs with the highest possible recognition value and go bananas for a full dose of harmonies, you need to have "On a bittersweet ride".
1. Beginning of the end
2. Roller Coaster
3. Diary of a mad housewife
4. Chords and wine
5. Sun goes Down
6. Old man
1. Mary Anne
3. Up all night
5. Common Shell