La Rua Catalana, is a young band from Benevento that began life in 2009. The current line up features Leonardo De Stasio (vocals, guitars), Corrado Ciervo (violin, viola, guitars, backing vocals), Daniele Pescatore (keyboards, synth, backing vocals), Vittorio Coviello (flute, backing vocals), Daniele De Lorenzo (bass) and Marco Coviello (drums, percussion, didgeridoo).
|La Rua Catalana 2012|
In 2011 they released an eponymous début Ep featuring five interesting tracks drawing from a wide range of influences. The overall sound is a beautiful mix of Mediterranean colours, Latin atmospheres, folk, jazz, progressive and Italian melody.
In 2012 the band released “Something new”, a second EP with a slightly different sound. They chose to sing in English and in my opinion it's a real pity because they seem more at ease when singing in their native language. Although there are still many original elements in their music, The Beatles here are one of the main sources of inspiration and for the first track they even shot a video with a strong vintage flavour.
Anyway the EP is really worth listening to and I'm looking forward to their first full length album.