Cesare Basile starts his music career in Catania, Sicily, in the early 80s. Between 1987 and 1994 Cesare Basile plays with different bands like Kim Squad and Quartered Shadows touring in Italy and Europe.In 1990, after recording Quartered Shadows album Quartered Shadows, Cesare moves with the band to Berlin where they became part of the alternative scene in Prenzlauerberg for several years.
Squallor is a parodistic-demential band from Italy formed in 1974, consisting of narrator Alfredo Cerruti (a powerful A&R man also known for his relationship with Mina), singer/songwriter Antonio Savio (d. 2004) and songwriters Daniele Pace (d. 1985) and Giancarlo Bigazzi.
Artrocker-approved Disco Drive formed in Turin (Italy) back in 2002 and they have played shows with !!!, The Long Blondes, Hot Club de Paris, Klaxons, Liars, Deerhoof among many many others, all over the old continent.