Q&A Scene: Louis Donnarumma ~ DONNARUMMA

Tell us about your new single ‘Alien’?

Alien is the first stand alone tune we’ve released since our 2017 debut EP ‘Billy Billy’. This song’s quite personal to me. It says a lot about the need for acceptance, the unimportance some people may feel in social settings and how no one will truly ever understand you. So emo. But so true.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?

I’ve just got into Dream Wife. I saw them at Laneway this year MY GOD THEY’RE GOOD. I get so pumped listening to them!

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.

Okay look, this isn’t easy to reveal so I need your support and understanding. I’m lactose intolerant, we were on the road, I bought a coffee, I asked for soy milk, do you think I got soy?! I feel like you already know the answer.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why? 

Just like nonnas pasta, made with love.

What, or who, inspires you?

Life inspires me the most and what it throws at you is enough inspiration for a lifetime. I feel like I’m very much a people watcher. A lot of the demos I’ve been writing are about the people around me and watching how they deal with conflict, addiction and the steps they take to resolve it. If I were have a single goal as a songwriter it would be to purposely reflect on the times, and so I guess that itself is another inspiration.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

No Scrubs – TLC

What’s next for you?

We’re still got plenty of new music we want to release after this tour. We’ll be doing heaps of writing and collaborating to bring our songwriting to the next level. 

What’s your scene?

We’re music nerds. We love looking at music gear all day. Our wallets don’t usually agree with it. We live on coffee. The boys love having a BMX session. Doggos.

DONNARUMMA release angst filled single ‘Alien’ and announce headline tour

Following on from the release of their 2017 EP which featured exalted single ‘Love Your Man’ Donnarumma have well and truly departed from their previous roots sound. The Adelaide trio come out swinging  with the supercharged indie single ‘Alien’.

Full of angst and desperation, lyrics of a lonely soul desperate to be understood in the world today stand strong against distorted guitars and crashing drums “My friends don’t know, friends don’t know what I’m all about, I’m just an alien living in your fakeness ”. Lead singer Louis Donnarumma’s powerful and pained vocals and perfectly complement the harrowing emotions of the record and his incredible falsetto demonstrate his prodigious vocal ability.

A complete DIY set up the band recorded, mixed and produced the record completely independently. “There’s a special love for this song, we recorded at our home studio, self mixed and produced it. We did it our way, and we’re super stoked on it”. Louis Donnarumma

“We had a ton of fun touring last year we thought we’ll do it again, stopping by Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne and finishing up a home town show in Adelaide. We also have a newly tradition of someone getting a tattoo on tour, should I get a butterfly, or a flower?? ”. Donnarumma


Thursday April 5 Frankie’s Pizza Sydney
w/ Black Heart Breakers

Free Entry

Friday April 6 Rad Bar  Wollongong

w/ Good Lekker, SOOK & Naughty Naughty and The Good Boys
Rad Bar Tickets Here

Thursday April 12 Bar Open Melbourne

w/ Creature Fear & Abbey Howlett
Bar Open Tickets Here

Saturday April 21 Ed Castle Adelaide

w/ Wing Defence (Debut Show), Dead Roo and The Empty Threats
Ed Castle Tickets Here

‘Alien’ is out now!


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