The town of Ivrea is famous for the Orange War which is a festival in the carnival era that has a tradition of throwing oranges between organized groups. It is the biggest festival match in Italy. In between throwing oranges, musicians Nick Mantoan from Ivrea obviously get time to make music. Raw tough music in the form of the album Raw!
Nick Mantoan states, «the song Raw Test TV Show is a song about the power of the TV: how the TV shapes minds and how it turns pain and hate in gold as I wrote in the lyrics, especially the last periods».
Raw is the title of the new Nick Mantoan record. Over 13 tracks, big riffs, open choruses and rock n roll attitude mix with modern sounds and flavor. These are straight to the point songs with no jokes and no doubts. Nick is very attached to blues roots and good old rock n roll, but he wants talk with a contemporary language which make the songs and style his own.
On this album you can find tracks about global current issues where Nick Mantoan points his finger against intensive farming (Stuck Him Up), the brutality of humans not taking care at all of our planet (Ruins) and how television can shape our minds (Raw Test TV Show).
On some cuts you’ll find really deep, intimate and personal feelings including life stories about fear (Freezing My Bones), the amazing and joyful experience of being a father (Faces and (C’mon) On My Shoulders) and very hard relationships (She Has Gone). Of course, you can also find the rough rock ‘n’ roll songs about pirate attitude (Trouble Maker), explosions (Boom), wild parties (Feel The Beat), life on the road (Stop ‘n’ Go), sex (Sexy Girl) and dream radio (Slam Radio).
Raw because everybody can understand that, Raw because it is straight to the point, Raw because it is Rock ‘N’ Roll. Raw was released August 17th via Sliptrick Records
01. Ruins | 02. Freezing My Bones | 03. Raw Test Tv Show | 04. Trouble Maker | 05. Faces | 06. Feel The Beat | 07. Boom | 08. Stop ‘N’ Go | 09. Sexy Girl | 10. (C’mon) On My Shoulders | 11. Stuck Him Up | 12. She Has Gone | 13. Slam Radio
Nick Mantoan are:
Nick Mantoan – Vocals/Guitar | Filippo Girivetto – Bass | Mattia Baricca – Drums.