Different influences and moods converge in Winter Severity Index, in which cold and melancholic atmospheres meet a nervous tribal rhythm section. From December 9th on, the self-titled debut EP will be available as a CD as well as a download on afmusic and all well-known stores.
Winter Severity Index is an Italian New Wave band from Rome, formed by four young women who have already had experiences as musicians of the city scene. Simona collaborated with many Roman artists and worked as composer for theatre, Diana Salzo played in other Indie and Post-Rock groups; Elyria was the drummer of Rock and Punk sets; Mushy worked and performed as solo artist in experimental projects.
They joined in 2008 on the basis of their friendship and common interest for Eighties New Wave and Post-Punk music, working at first on some basic compositions by Simona Ferrucci, and then creating new ones together. After a short break, due to personal issues of the members, Winter Severity Index continued playing together in the Winter 2009, defining their common intention of creating a peculiar sound landscape, which totally reflects their personality and their specific taste in music.
Different influences and moods converge in the project, in which cold and melancholic atmospheres meet a nervous tribal rhythm section. On July 2010 the band published the first EP "Winter Severity Index", wich has already collected a very positive feedback all over Europe. During 2011 the band had live gigs in Italy and abroad and took part to the Grave Fest in Lisbon, sharing the stage with important names of the European New Wave and Gothic scene. At the moment Winter Severity Index are working on new material for the publication of a full length album.