Italian quartet Dead Rituals, are inspired by post-punk, shoegaze, darkwave and more. The Naples based band, recorded their current self-titled release in New York, Melbourne, and Naples. The and current single “Closer” EP is now available via Spotify and other streaming services.
Dead Rituals on “Closer:”
This song has a fast-paced, light-hearted sound, which combines jangly guitar tones with atmospheric sounds. I wanted to try and do a song that would capture the music I used to (and still) love as a teenager, like Blink-182 and Green Day, with something that I appreciated later on in life, like The Cure, Joy Division, or My Bloody Valentine! The lyrics are about being in a relationship, and how it’s all about learning to exist with the ups and downs of committing to someone. Even the best love stories have a few rainy days!