Wrapping up our premiere week, we are teaming with PALIKI for the premiere of his new music video for “Change Your Face,” a trippy animated video that captures the best of what we’ve come to love about the band with a song that hints the best of New Wave and early Alternative Rock from the 80s.
On the song, Mariano comments:
Some early Prince albums were a great inspiration in composing “Change Your Face”. The lyrics are about a bored and snooty girl, who doesn’t know what to do with her life.
The Paliki project owes its existence to the peninsula, named Paliki, on the Greek island of Kefalonia.
During a vacation, Naples-based multi-instrumentalist Mariano Felisio (previously Lads Who Lunch) is so struck by the unique clash of wilderness, beauty and abandonment that the island has to offer, that he starts to record nature sounds around him: cicadas and sea waves, but also, thanks to an old Grundig radio from the ’70s, radio stations from all over the world, noises and voices.
All of this ends up in Paliki’s debut album, with Mariano playing, recording and producing every sound on his own.
Armed with his trusted Telecaster guitar, a Fender Mustang bass, a Yamaha RX5 drum machine and percussions, he has put together a multifaceted set of songs that take cues from the likes of TV On The Radio, Prince, Suicide, The Cure, Animal Collective and Gang of four, while putting his unique twist on things.