“When we left is one of our oldest songs, it comes from a very lighthearted and playful place and it really embodies who we are as a band: a group of friends, living together and experimenting with sounds and rhythms… To us, rock n roll isn’t about being understood, but rather enjoying what you are living through, even if you can’t understand it.”
If youth is like having plenty of ink and blank pages then ‘When We Left’ is about using it all just to make paper planes” muses frontman Vittorio. While that may seem cynical or apathetic, the new single from Somedays explodes with vitality through its propulsive driving rhythms, prickly guitar lines, Dylan-esque vocal rawness, and melodic pop bombast. Produced and mixed by Ian Flynn of Werkhouse Productions, who’s proved a real friend to the band, ‘When We Left’ is a heady reminder of the joys of a unique musical chemistry founded on friendship. Somedays make songwriting seem effortless, graceful, and easy. It’s the sun-drenched calling card of a group who understand that performance, personality, and feeling can often say more than a thousand words.
Somedays kicked off as a recording project between two friends from very different walks of life when street musician Eliseo couched a night at (now frontman and songwriter, then fresh law grad) Vittorio’s place. The duo recorded a few demos over a summer with their friend Luca on the drums. Within a few months Vittorio’s brother, Eugenio, joined as a rhythm guitarist. The lineup was complete once the Swiss model Jerome Rupf, an old friend of Vittorio, joined as lead guitarist and Matt Miller, a singer/songwriter who befriended the band early on, joined as bassist. After Luca left to pursue acting, Eliseo took over the drums adapting quickly in order to record three new songs with Ian Flynn of Werkhouse. The result is a thrilling and original take on band music that nods to early Strokes with its deceptive simplicity and bare bones rock instrumentation, while encompassing a vast array of influences, both vintage and modern, into a sound that immediately evokes the passion and fun of their rare musical connection.
See the Somedays live
4th October – the Hope and Anchor, London