Alternative rock from Milan!
The Backlash's music is made by a mix of shoegazing sounds, psychedelic atmosphere and britpop melodies.
The main influences on the style come from the Madchester Sound (Stone Roses, Charlatans), Britpop (Oasis, The Verve) and the alternative / indie rock of the 2000s (Arctic Monkeys, We Are Scientists, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club).
The band was founded by Francesco Lucà (guitarist and composer) and Luca Mangano (drummer) in October 2011, in Milan. Mattia Cochetti (bassist) joined and the band arranged the first song, "Great Big Chance". The voice of Alessio Gatto (singer) filled the bill; so the project called THE BACKLASH started!
Writing the earliest songs, the band mixed together the various backgrounds of the four boys, such as Indierock, BritPop, Shoegaze, Noise and PsychedelicRock.
The band officially made a first appearance in Milan’s music scene in early 2013, in a contest called "Emergenza Festival", winning the regional final which took place in “Tunnel Club Milan” and reaching the top 10 in the national final playing on the famous international stage of the “Alcatraz” with positive feedback from the audience and jury.
During the rest of 2013, The Backlash performed several live shows and established good relationships with other bands and leading figures in the underground scene of Milan.
An important support came from Dj Henry, pioneer of the Mod and Northern Soul scene in Italy. He was the connection with the independent label “Rocketman Records”. The Backlash signed the first record deal and recorded the first official work “3rd Generation”, a 6 tracks EP released in autumn 2014.
The release party of “3rd Generation” (18th October 2014) was a real triumph of British music, Mod culture, shoegazing sound and Madchester style.
The first single videoclip ("Spin 'Round", track 6 of "3rd Generation") was released with an exclusive preview on "Rockambula" webzine, the 2nd of March 2015.
Federico Corsaro joined the band as new bassist in May, just before the band played two shows at the world famous Cavern Club, in Liverpool.
The band released the second videoclip for the son "New Course" in November 2015 and toured France and Spain.
In July 2016 the band released the last single from "3rd Generation" EP, "Run!", before coming back in the studio for the recordings of the first LP: Mindtrap.
The single (and title track) Mindtrap has been released in April 2018. The new record will be out October the 12th.