Smoke the Bees are an alt psych rock band from Turin, Italy, formed in 2012.
- Lorenzo Rando (guitar, vocals)
- Samir Hadade (drums, samples)
Smoke the Bees combine diverse genres and influences creating a distinctive sound with a leading thread. Music is intense, atmospheric, reflective, as well as tuneful, irreverent and catchy. This generates a natural empathy from the first listening, diverging from the local music scene and the Italian music in general. Source of inspiration are Radiohead, Syd Barrett, John Frusciante, and the Icelandic music scene.
Smoke the Bees are an accomplished live band that has an electrifying live set that the public enjoys. Their intricate, high-energy live sets, which to date include more than 30 gigs in the North of Italy, have resulted in a large following – one that is also burgeoning soon in Europe as they pick up tours in nearby countries such as France, Germany, Austria and Belgium. Current gigs look set to further cement Smoke the Bees as a band to watch heading into 2019.
- MESMERISE – the band’s first full-length album including the single “Xibalba” – released April 2016 © M&O Music. Its creation was as natural and organic as the relationship of its musicians, as it came about as a necessity to leave a “mark” musically and artistically in a form that was not ethereal and fleeting as music normally is in the moment it is played. MESMERISE shows the eclectic musical choices made by Smoke the Bees all the while keeping an overall artistic and musical cohesiveness that gives a very distinct and pleasurable sound to the listener