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Catania, Sicily

All of HC-B’s members have been friends in their hometown of Catania, Sicily since childhood. Gianluca Napoli (guitar, bass, keyboards, theremin, vocals) and Salvatore Fichera (guitar, bass, clarinet, vocals) initially played together in noise band Scream Inside, and Riccardo Napoli (drums, xylophone), Federico Laudani (guitar, bass), and Giuseppe Musmeci (guitar, piano, keyboards) played in space-rock band Plan 9.

The band formed in 1999 and self-released two EPs, My Green Apple and t0101222, which firmly established their distinctive balance between composition and improvisation across a broad instrumental palette. This was soon followed by the release of their debut album Sliding On Barents Sea on Edwood Records in 2003, which received glowing reviews in Italian magazines (Blow Up, Rumore, Mucchio Selvaggio) and webzines (Freak Out, Music Heart, Rockit). Since 2003 the band have played around Italy, supporting the likes of Battles, dEUS and US Maple.

Their new album on Hidden Shoal Recordings, Soundcheck For A Missing Movie, also includes the talents of Andrea Fiorito (violin, piano), Giovanni Fiderio (violin), Sergio Montemagno (trumpet) and Sabrina Sciacca (vocals). It was recorded and mixed by Sacha Tilotta and Alfredo Musumeci at Dream Factory in Catania, and mastered by Bob Weston (Shellac) in Chicago.

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