March 03, 2014
Diretta (TV) Credits:
Luca Colombo : Vocals
Federico Valisi: Guitar
Igor Mihaijli: Bass
Emiliano Coldesina: Drums
Additional Backing Vocals: Garth Hockersmith
Produced, Engineered and mixed by Jonathan Plum
Mastered by Steve Turnidge
- Diretta T.V. (Breaking News)
Born in the first half of the third millennium, the Milan, Italy-based band,
Neodea, performs a modern reinterpretation of rock & roll from the United States, particularly the Seattle Grunge music of the 1990s.
Discovered by Cristiano Santini (former leader of the late eighties Italian band called Disciplinatha), they worked together to produce their debut album, “Teorema del delirio” (Delirium Theory) with technical assistance from Francesco Donadello the drummer of the band Giardini Di Mirò.
Despite the low budget of both production and promotion, the album gets positive reviews from both fans and critics and the band tours and plays venues all over Italy.
In the summer of 2010, thanks to the enthusiasm for the song, “Violet”, the band is invited to play for Amnesty International’s contest “Voci per la libertà” (Voices for the Freedom).
At the end of the contest, “Violet”, a song about the last thoughts and feelings of a kamikaze child, Neodea was chosen to be part of a compilation of “Anti War Songs”, a global collection of music containing pacifist and antimilitarist messages.
In 2011, the band is invited to participate in an Italian fundraising tribute event honoring Layne Staley. Neodea performed the Mad Season’s cover “ I Don’t Know Anything,” which was received extremely well by the large audience attending the event.
After this event, Luca Colombo, Neodea’s lead singer, became a co-founder of the Alternative Grunge Crew, a collective of Italian underground bands. The aim of the Crew is to help bands in the underground and independent scene in Italy overcome the obstacles associated with non-mainstream music.
In 2011, the band meets Luca Venturi, the producer of well-known mainstream artists like Sugarfree, La Differenza, Barbara Monte and Micaela Foti. Together they produce the EP, “Scorre Lento” (Slowly Flowing) recorded at Sonic Factory with Mauro Isetti and Egidio Perduca and mixed in Metropolis Studio in Milan by Alessandro Marcantoni.
In 2012, Neodea was asked to perform at Italy’s second Layne Staley Tribute and performed the Alice In Chains cover, “No Excuses,” with Seattle rocker, Jonny Smokes.
In 2013 the Seattle connection grew even stronger, thanks to philanthropists, entrepreneurs and event producers, Jamie Richards, The People Now and Jonny Smokes. Neodea was invited to perform on a summer tour in the Emerald City. They performed in historic music venues, toured many Seattle rock and rock landmarks and are hosted on hugely popular radio station, KISW, which for the first time broadcasts a non local band on the popular, long-running show, “Loud And Local” stating that Neodea “is a Seattle band, but born in Italy”.
During that same tour, Neodea signed a one song contract with London Tone Music and were thrilled to record the song at the legendary London Bridge Studio, the same studio where all of their favorite music was recorded including, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Mother Love Bone.
The single, “Diretta TV” (Breaking News) is recorded and produced by Jonathan Plum and includes the participation on backing vocals of Garth Hockersmith from The People Now.