The Ghibertins release modern folk-rock single 'The Less I Know The Better'

Indie | Monday 31st July 2017 | Lilly

The Ghibertins’ debut single 'Round Trip' remained in the Italian iTunes Top 10 Chart for 'Emerging Artists' for 5 weeks. In 2016, the band performed at the Milan Design Week Exhibition and the Murmur of Art Gallery Event. Their latest single ‘Breathe For Me’ has received support so far from the likes of Clash, Konbini, Music Week, Pure Volume, BBC Radio London’s Gary Crowley and more.

Hailing from Milan, the band consists of Alessio Hofmann (voice & guitar), Alessandro Fogazzi (guitar & bass) and Lorenzo Rivabella (guitar). The Ghibertins formed in 2012 and went on to release their first EP Square The Circle in 2015 at T-Rex Milan.

Follow-up singles included 'Walk Away' and 'Great Divide'. In 2016, Relix Magazine playlisted the track 'Facing a Loaded Gun'. During 2016, the band won the prestigious top award at the Velvet Mag Italian Tour Music Festival. In September 2016, the group took on jazz guitarist and arranger Alberto Turra and versatile young drummer Daniele Capuzzi, expanding their lineup.

In February 2017, The Ghibertins recorded the 11-track album The Less I Know The Better at MOB Sound Studio, experimenting with a fuller band sound while retaining the minimalist acoustic guitar origins of their previous work, and using the guitar case percussively to reflect the style and technique used during live performances.

Drawing influence from a wide range of artists, including John Mayer, Mumford & Sons, Ben Harper, Amos Lee, Father John Misty, Pearl Jam, Ryan Adams, Paul Simon, the single 'The Less I Know the Better' is pure and simple modern folk rock - with a bite.  

Hoffman’s lyrical declamations belted out against an energetic and nostalgically charged musical backing, combine a hefty dose of talent and proficiency - a veritable recipe for angsty folk rock heaven.  

Expect impending updates about The Ghibertins and their exciting new album The Less I Know the Better set for release later this year.

Watch the video for 'The Less I Know The Better' below: