The Rock’n’Roll Kamikazes Campari & Toothpaste

LP/CD digipack
Marzo 2019
Circulation LP edition: 300 copies
Circulation CD edition: 500 copies



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The Rock’n’Roll Kamikazes Campari & Toothpaste

(A return to the simplest of Rock’n’Roll, soaked sodden in the Blues swamp where the music was born. And yet, at moments full of fuzz and proto-psychedelia voodoo, their minds corrupted by that primordial rhythm and animal smell. Here’s finally their fourth long-awaited album!)Kamikaze (神 風?) Is a Japanese word, usually translated as "divine wind" (kami means "divinity", a fundamental term in Shintoism, and kaze stands for "wind"; ka inhale and ze exhale)

So,The Rock’n’Roll Kamikazes are a divine wind of Rock’n’Roll. A mighty tempest that never stops blowing. In fact, 2019AD is the tenth year that these fearless Rock’n’Roll warriors continue their valiant mission. A mission that has taken them all over Europe, from Berlin to Palermo, from Catania to Normandy and from Milan to Teneriife. A non-stop tour-of-duty, bringing this primitive, visceral, tribal and impetuous music to the masses, without dwelling on traditionalism but,perhaps, dare we say, even more rooted in the rebellious tradition of rock’n’roll than most. As the Zen masters say, they look at the moon and not the finger that points at the moon.Yes, it may be that The Rock’n’Roll Kamikazes are that finger…and not necessarily the index finger.

Born in 2010 the band was formed by Andy Macfarlane, former frontman of the Hormonauts on vocals and guitar, Nicolò FioriofGattamolesta on double bass, Peppe DeGregoriis on drums and Guy Portuguese (Guy E the Specialists) on saxophone. Their first album, Tora Tora Tora (Tora) came out in 2011 with Protosound / Volume! Records. A record still as fresh as an ice-cold beer on a hot summer’s day.

In 2013 after Guy’s untimely demise, the Kamikazes decide that they absolutely must continue their mission and set off with Eugenio Pritelli(ex-Horrible Porno Stuntmen) on the second guitar and release All Kinds Of People on Go Down Records.Again a mix of fresh ideas, irony and virtuosity.
In 2015 they released My Town for Latlantide / Go Down records. A more introspective and autobiographic dish, filled with rasping guitars and moments of melancholy pathos, but always Rock’n’Roll!

2019 sees the release of the fourth album, Campari & Toothpaste with AreaPirata Records. At times a return to the simplest of Rock’n’Roll, soaked sodden in the Blues swamp where the music was born. And yet, at moments full of fuzz and proto-psychedelia voodoo, their minds corrupted by by that primordial rhythm and animal smell.

And yes, they are also musicians of a certain caliber. As Guy Portuguese said – "Rock’n’Roll is a serious thing", but also playful and ironic. These boys are capable of making you dance your socks off while touching your butt with their free hand!

This fourth album sees the arrival on the drums of Sandro Battistini, (also ex-Horrible Porno Stuntmen). Up from the garage and down your driveway! All 4 members of the band are masters, true "sensei" of the genre. Yes,The Rock’n’Roll Kamikazes explode in public. The Rock’n’Roll Kamikazes make tall four walls tremble.The Rock’n’Roll Kamikazes are a typhoon, a hurricane, a tornado of energy and above all, Rock’n’Roll!


-Tora! Tora!! Tora !(Tora!), 2011 Volume! Records/ Protosound Productions
-All Kinds Of People, 2013 Go Down Records
-My Town, 2015 Latlantide/Go Down Records
-Campari & Toothpaste, 2019, AreaPirata Records


1) Pocket
2) Your Monkey
3) You Might Not Know Me
4) Wolf
5) Campari & Toothpaste
6) Graveyard Blues
7) Early Night
8) Lord Lord (My Ass)
9) Who Tweaked Your Motor
10) No No No (You Don’t Love Me)
11) Ice Cold Beer
12) Smack
13) A Hole In Your Soul

Full length 42′ 31"

Bertrand Tappaz – Chronique 2018 – 09/04/2019 – VOIX DE GARAGE GRENOBLE

Sous cette magnifique pochette se trouve un formidable album bénéficiant d’un son clinquant, précis, clair, puissant et parfois même destructeur !
Comme le nom de ce groupe le suggère on navigue dans une ambiance très 50’s R’n’R tirant vers le Rockabilly, le Surf, le Hillbilly tout en ayant le swing de la musique de cocktail !
Parfois on n’est pas loin de l’esprit de ce que fait le Brian Setzer Orchestra, et sur les moments les plus durs ça peut ramener vers l’Angleterre des 80’s/early 90’s avec des côté plus musclés.
Les italiens ont le sens du détails qui tuent (regardez bien la pochette, et ce titre d’album… ils avaient déjà mis la barre très haute avec ce nom de groupe) et ça se ressent dans leur musique qui avec peu de moyens et d’instruments donne un grand sentiment de diversité et de liberté (ce qui est extrêmement rare dans une scène si friand de craquants).
Sur ce 4ème album ils se jouent des convenances et semblent se balader en toutes libertées dans leurs influences pour créer du pur Rock’n’Roll Kamikazes !