The Hunting Dogs were born in 2013 after Alba Nacinovich and Marco Germini met during their jazz studies at the Conservatoire of Trieste (Italy) and smelled a common propensity towards wider musical horizons.
Marco brings his experience in electronic music and film scoring, Alba brings her rock roots and a songwriter’s approach, while from jazz they borrow the freedom of playing with sounds. That’s how their “electro-shocked pop” comes to life, and they perform it live using live-looping techniques, electronic and acoustic instruments (modular synthesizer, drum machine, guitar, keyboards, percussions, harmonizer, etc.).
Shortly after their first live appearance they were invited to open for Kadebostany and Elio e le storie tese the main stage of Arezzo Wave 2014 as winners of the “Sing Happy with Brooks” contest held by Brooks Italy, as their song was chosen to be the soundtrack of a commercial airing on Sky TV. In 2015 they won the “Innovation Award” at the Karlovačko RockOff Festival in Zagreb.
Their first EP “Out To Hunt”, featuring a remix by the Boston-based DJ Qwill, was praised by Italian critics, often compared to Björk and The Knife works, and voted one of the “5 best EPs’ of 2015” by the Croatian “Večernji List” newspaper.
They are currently living between London and Udine while recording the new album.
“This debut EP is as eccentric as polyhedric. Four tracks that are little jewels.”
“We are talking about an outrageously original project.
The brash sound collages and experiments push their show into the category of unique musical performances.”
Alba Nacinovich – voice, harmonizer, classical guitar, marimba
Marco Germini – keyboards, modular synthesizer, percussions, programming
Remix of Petrha – Qwill
Special guest: Jan Sturiale – electric guitar and electric bass on “Petrha”
Recorded and Mastered at Phonik Studio in Nova Gorica
Sound engineer: Matej Doljak Mixed by THD and Matej Doljak
Art direction & graphic design: M A Y B E studio
Cover illustration: Kristian Sturi
Publisher: Eclectic Music Group
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