Valerian Swing & Dialects
Initially emerging in 2011, Valerian Swing cemented their place as one of most interesting bands in the Italian heavy scene, with their second album "A Sailor Lost Around The Earth", and then at an international level with 2014’s ‘Aurora’. 2017 sees the return of Valerian Swing following a change of personnel that saw the exit of bassist Alan Ferioli in favour of baritone guitarist Francesco Giovanetti. The trio went and created their fourth full length album, during a period of personal, artistic growth and maturity that has seen them gradually expand their spectrum of sound beyond the boundaries of just being ‘heavy’. This latest chapter has resulted in new album ‘Nights’ that is undoubtedly their most accessible, rich and varied record to date.
With the release of debut EP "Let The Kids Light These Lanterns" and select supports under the likes of Maybeshewill, Lite, Solstafir and Mutiny On The Bounty, Dialects have consistently garnered praise from press and fans alike, citing the band as "simply tremendous" (PROG Magazine), "the fastest rising post-rock band in this part of the world" (Kerrang!), "a fearsome live proposition" (Clash) and "a wealth of sweeping technicality" (The Independent). In the past year, Dialects have continued to build on this momentum with the release of follow up single ‘It’s Not A Ghost… It’s Gravity’, festival appearances at Canadian Music Week, Arctangent, Tramlines, Damnation Festival, and a prolific appearance as part of the prestigious Audiotree live sessions in Chicago.