DIPLOMATICS is an Italian band, formed in 2013. Its sound recalls the New York of the 70s: a mix of punk, wave, and funk, played with cool attitude and high energy. Diplomatics deliver rare, powerful, and modern rock'n'roll, inspired by bands such as The Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground, The Clash, The Saints, Devo, Gang Of Four, Wire, Talking Heads, and The Stone Roses.
Since their early days, they have performed hundreds of gigs in Italy and Europe, supporting well-known bands such as Slaughter & The Dogs, Buzzcocks, Lisa & the Lips, Vic Godard, Dictators, The Kids, Fleshtones, Giuda, Oblivians, Nikki Corvette, The Sonics and so on, without ever stopping composing new songs.
The self-titled debut EP (2013) and the two albums Don't Be Scared, Here Are The Diplomatics (2014) and I Lost My Soul In This Town (2017) were highly appreciated both in Italy and abroad. In March 2018 the funk-flavoured single 'Keep Me Breathing' was released and the band set off on a European promotional tour.
Over the last two years, the band has faced the pandemic by keeping making music. In November 2020 they released the single 'Nevah' followed by 'Irish Whiskey' in January 2021. Both singles mark a slight shift towards new wave and post-punk sounds while maintaining the band's trademark energy. In February 2022, it was the turn of The Equals’ cover of 'Police On My Back’, later made popular by The Clash. The band rearranged the track in an understated mood with a hint of Lou Reed.
In early 2022, the band recorded their third full-length at Il Baito, a recording studio in the woods, getting good vibes from that inspiring environment. The work is entitled Is It Time To Fly? and is due for release on Go Down Records in December 2022. It features six unreleased tracks plus remastered versions of ‘Nevah’ and ‘Irish Whiskey’. In April the band toured France and Spain and will hit the European roads again with the new album.
Seth | guitar
Manu | guitar
Ovo | drums
Danny | vocals, harmonica
Crudo | bass
Andre | piano, keyboards
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