Italian three piece Pipers today release their gorgeous single, Ask Me For A Cigarette.
Ask Me For A Cigarette perfectly encapsulates the band’s new found folk sound – chiming piano, expertly picked acoustic guitars and heartfelt lyrics all knitted together by gorgeous strings, harmonies and skillful drumming. The video for the single has already gained support from the likes of Contactmusic, Popdose and God Is In The TV with the band looking to push the track in the run up to the release of an album in 2013.
Formed in 2007, Pipers have undergone a number of changes over the last few years. The band, comprised of Stefano de Stefano (vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica), Stefano ‘Stoo’ Bruno (bass, mandolin, backing vocals) and Marco Magnacca (drums, backing vocals), developed their sound from electric tinged indie pop to a more mature, layered alt-folk pop sound that has seen them capture the hearts and minds of a number of Britain’s most celebrated musicians and bands.
Over the last couple of years, Pipers have been personally chosen by Tim Burgess to support The Charlatans in Italy, as well earning a support slot with Ian Brown. The band were also invited to play at a number of UK festivals including Liverpool Sound City, Matthew Street Festival and Creamfields, as their star continued to rise. In 2009 the boys signed with indie label Materia Principale and in early 2010, Pipers debut album, No One But Us, was released to critical acclaim in Europe.
Having spent 2011 touring and rehearsing their new material, Pipers have returned with a refreshed sound more akin to the likes of Elliot Smith and Turin Brakes. The band also scored their first big support slot in the UK when they supported Turin Brakes in Northampton in June 2012 setting up a rousing end to the year and the highly anticipated release of their second album in 2013.
Ask Me For A Cigarette, is out now via Alvea Records and can be downloaded from Amazon and all good online stores.