Four floors below the ground of Bologna, Italy, cocooned in a modest 10-square-meter garage, Noverte began to forge its identity. They found themselves united, not just by the walls surrounding them but by a kind of musical gravity.
“Great responsibilities stem from humble beginnings,” the band reflected. Imbued with a reverence for U.S. screamo stalwarts like Saetia, Pg.99, and Orchid, alongside an affinity for European influencers like Raein and Daitro, the band members put the pieces together.
A few weeks into their sonic exploration, Noverte’s sound emerged, described by the band as “deliberately direct and uncompromising.” “From that garage so disconnected from the outside world, our perspective for writing lyrics also emerges. Almost as if viewed through binoculars, from down there, the world’s flaws become much clearer.”
In collaboration with Mario Rizzotto of Pioggiadanza Produzioni, they hauled their emerging catalog of dissonant soundscapes to Trai Studio in Inzago, Milan. There, the band’s debut album, “Con uno sguardo solo” (With One Glance Only), was masterfully crafted. The lyrical content arises from that same claustrophobic space where they first started—almost akin to a subterranean observatory.
Their songs adopt lenses that magnify the world’s ailments, focusing on critiques of capitalism and patriarchy and introspections on mental health. Each track acts as a tale of “pure realistic fantasy,” to borrow their words, straightforward and relentless, a mirror image of their sound.
One of the intriguing facets of Noverte’s journey is their multinational web of collaborators. Their debut album is a patchwork of international support—produced by 12 different labels from Europe and Canada: No Funeral (Canada), Dischi Decenti (Italy), Dingleberry Records and Distributions (Germany), troppistruzzi (Italy), Nontiseguo (Italy), Boslevan Records (United Kingdom), 1a0 (Italy), Fresh Outbreak (Italy), Flames Don’t Judge (Italy), Salto Mortale Music (Slovakia), Entes Anomicos (Germany), Remorse Records (France). Each contributes their thread and making it a global endeavor.
But Noverte isn’t just an export; they’re actively enriching their home soil as well. The band is slated to perform at Alle Foglie, an Italian festival that has become a reference point for the national screamo scene. Now in its third edition, the festival is breathing life back into a genre momentarily suspended by the pandemic’s wrath.
Their inaugural live performance post-album release is scheduled for September 30th at Alle Foglie. Organized in Parma by Colletivo La Defense, Fresh Outbreak Records, and Splinter Club, the festival marks the launch of Noverte’s winter tour across Italy—a journey destined to reverberate far beyond their originating garage.
“Great responsibilities stem from humble beginnings. An almost sacred love for the U.S. screamo genre, along with a fascination for various European screamo bands, allows us to start playing and putting together the pieces.” – admits the band.
In a music scene that sometimes leans into nostalgia or unexamined traditions, Noverte’s debut offers a textured alternative. Here is a band that yokes the violence of post-hardcore, the dissonance of mathcore, and the existential ponderings of emocore into an assertive, coherent whole.
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