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God Of The Basement: “Never Made It To Hollywood”, out today May 28th, is the new single from the upcoming album “Bobby Is Dead”

Bobby Is Dead is a journey, a strange kind of blasphemous odyssey. Bobby Is Dead is the second heavy pop album by the Italian band God Of The Basement, out on CD and on all digital platforms on June 25, 2021 for the independent label Stock-a Production, managed by an international collective active between Europe and South America.

God Of The Basement, often abbreviated with the acronym GOTB, is a project born exactly in a basement in the East End of London from the minds of Tommaso Tiranno (vocals) and Enrico Giannini (guitar and sampling), then formed in the Tuscan suburbs thanks to the arrival of Rebecca Lena (bass and visual art) and Alessio Giusti (drums).

Their explosive mix of sound and image moves between grooves and old school samples, catchy melodies and soul, heavy riff and hip hop deviations. All of this is fused together with an aesthetic that combines surreal visions and pop culture,  diving in urban atmospheres that are as contemporary as retro-futuristic.

The brand new second single Never Made It To Hollywood is a tribal march to accompany the non-achievement of the red carpet. Do God Of The Basement think they can never reach the top? Not exactly. Hollywood is the highest expression of self-affirmation at all costs, a symbol of appearance and fiction. In this immediate song, a kind of Loser from the new millennium, is cited as an antithesis to the real inclination of the band. The song has a synthesizer in evidence and a rhythm that refers to the golden age of Hollywood, also present in the almost “circus-sound” of the saxophones. The refrains invite listeners to join the band in an unfortunate and penetrating sing along, repeatable until exhaustion.

Bobby Is Dead is a multiform record. It is a record by a modern rock band, structured in an anti-classical way, alternating radio friendly moments and narrative interludes, featurings and remixes. It is no coincidence that the band points to eclectic artists devoted to contamination as sources of inspiration, from Talking Heads to Gorillaz, from TV On The Radio to St. Vincent. In addition to universal sci-fi landmarks: Back to the Future, the animated series Rick and Morty, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Bobby Is Dead tells the story of two mysterious characters. We don’t know where they come from. We saw them for the first time wandering in a desert, dragging the corpse of Bobby Bones, to whom was dedicated the song of the same title contained in the eponymous debut album by God Of The Basement, released in 2018.

Bobby Is Dead was elaborated through two distinct working methods: a first more canonical phase, in the rehearsal room, was followed by a second one due to the recent lockdown and carried out remotely through video calls and file exchange. The album was finally recorded at the Blue Moon Recording Studio in Florence by Samuele Cangi and Tommaso Giuliani, as well as produced by the band with Cangi. Bobby is dead, long live Bobby!


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