Someone unexposed to Italy may only think of scenes from The Godfather and music from an Opera as reference, but anyone who steps foot on Italian soil could find rock bands break out original material and Kinks covers like it’s nobody’s business (have witnessed this first-hand). However, Ofelia Dorme could come as a pleasant surprise to anyone. The Bologna based rock band has a minimalist style combined with a depth of sounds entrenched in prog rock. Lead singer Francesca Bono delivers concise vocals with cunning precision over moody soundscapes that rise and fall like audio recorded inside a stormy dream. Instead of imitating music imported from abroad, Ofelia Dorme aims to create their own export. They have a self-released EP titled Sometimes It’s Better To Wait, recently played gigs in the UK, and have several more European shows lined up. When put in contact with Ofelia Dorme I was immediately interested in finding out what’s happening behind the scenes because of their home country, ambition, and most importantly the music.
Q: Tell us a little about how you all met, and decided to start the band Ofelia Dorme?