Formed in 2007 in Volpedo (Italy), Ashpipe is a militant ska/punk’n’folk band with antifascist and antiracist roots.
After the debut album "Waiting for wave", self-produced disc released in 2008 and reprinted for the German label "Diffidati Records" in November of 2009, in 2011 they released a new album called “Born Bad” for Kob Records and Mad Butcher.
Two singers, Italian and English lyrics, with a violin always on the limit and a fresh and powerful 7 elements line-up.
Ashpipe represent one of the most interesting bands of the new Italian punk rock scene and their sound represent a fucking mix of punk genres with influences from folk, reggae and ska music.
In these years they played across Italy, Germany and Switzerland sharing the stage with bands like: Real Mckenzies, The Oppressed, Los Fastidios, Talco, The Offendes, Stage Bottles, Argies, Bluekilla, Loaded, Red Union, Statuto, Gang and more.
Now they are presenting the new EP called "Too much focused about the current political and economical situation so let's talk about ironic and thoughtful matters" (always for Kob Records/Mad Butcher) with 6 brand new songs which represent the current mood of the band.
Based on the need to keep on creating, communicating and expressing without restrictions the title’s choice itself is not casual at all.
Ashpipe released also a book about “La Volante”, an Italian partisan brigade that fought for freedom in their land. The song “La Volante” is included in “Born Bad” album with the collaboration of Marino Severini, leader of the Gang, the most Italian rock militant band.
They conduct also a local program radio called “La Ciurma” based on 360 degrees underground music.
No excuses, no compromises. Only Stay Free, Stay PiPes.
Current Line UP:
Camo – vox
Zubo – vox
Davo – guitar
Paolino – guitar
Jasy – bass
Giotanni – violin/mandolin
Labbo – drums
“Waiting for wave” (Diffidati Records, 2009)
“Born Bad” (Kob Records/Mad Butcher, 2011)
"Too much focused about the current political and economical situation so let's talk about ironic and thoughtful matters" (Kob Records/Mad Butcher, 2013)
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