Madness At Home Talks of New Ideas, Music, and Shows Coming Soon!


Post hardcore punks MADNESS AT HOME have two releases under their belts, an EP and an album, with them in the process of working on all new songs and ideas for the next release. They have some shows set with much else in the works. See what else the band discusses about all below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

We are Madness at Home and we definitively formed as the band we are in the summer of 2019. I was playing guitar since not long time ago and a few years before, in a moment of my life when I have experienced a lack of incentive and when I had no means of release from usual routine, I decided to form a band.

Initially, I replied to an ad of two guys who were searching for a guitarist and a vocalist and we started playing Doom music with a little bit of Stoner influences. We were mainly writing songs only for fun and playing music for escaping rage and frustration. After a while, our first drummer left the band and I’ve decided to get in touch with Giulio, who I’ve known for a long time and with whom I had been playing
since we met; his way of playing and grooving has developed and increased the sound of the band, and thanks to his countless and different experiences as a musician, rythmic and music has blended together quite well; also songs has began to achieve sense and way.

When our bass player also was leaving, we decided to look for another one; we replaced a few bass players, and then we finally ran into Andrea via internet on the summer of 2019.

He played Blues, Country and Hair Metal, but we’ve found, especially in Grunge, Post Hardcore and Stoner music, a leading point of contact between us. Andrea has brought about this kind of chaotic and cheerful mood to the band that we were looking for. We’ve started writing our first songs together and playing in some clubs in Rome. Then, when coronavirus began to spread around the world, our first works have come out.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

 The origin of our band's name is from the first's song title I brought to the studio; we’ve never played it live but we’ve chosen it because it had the right tremblings. I always meant to change the band’s name through the years because I hate it, but despite that it has always been this and the meanings it gave to us are increased and evolved throughout the years.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based in Rome. The local musical scene here is very divided; there are a lot of Metal, Stoner and Hardcore bands, but there are much less opportunities for more ibrid sound bands. In the last years despite more live clubs have closed due to pandemic, some different and interesting bands are emerging: Charlie Tonight, I Maiali, MindKnot, Kazak.

4. How would you describe your style?

Our sound it’s a mix of Post Punk and Post Hardcore with Grunge, Noise and Sludge influences. We take a lot of our sound from all the ’90 alternative scene, especially Amphetamine Reptile and Touch and Go Records, mixed with many of post noughties listening.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We released our first EP in the peak of pandemic on winter 2020 and our first LP on October 2022 in partnership with Overdub Recording. I would like to describe the music we recorded as common melodies rejected through obsessiveness and noise.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

If we will feel the need to write another album, we will probably record it. In these days we are working on new songs and ideas.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

It’s absolutely a cliché but the live concert aspect is where we feel more comfortable; we are very fulfilled only when we could play our music, even in front of only one person. We have recently also started playing our first album out of Rome and all the whole experiences are going back to us touring, being a company and have the opportunity to run into other realities, are enhancing and motivating ourselves.

For now we have three gigs scheduled: on November 3th at Defrag in Rome, where just one years ago we presented our first album “Shoelace”, and two gigs in the south of Italy: on November 24th at Baraccio in Catania and on November 25th at Interzone in Reggio Calabria.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We honestly have not clear plans for the future, but playing our album wherever we can and embracing the changes that repeatedly could happen to our music and our lives.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

We are on the main social media as Instagram and Facebook and on the most important platforms as Youtube and Spotify. People can physically buy our albums at our live concerts or in digital format on Bandcamp, Deezer, Apple Music, iTunes Music and Amazon Music.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

I don’t think there’s anything in particular we would like our listeners to remember but I think we would like to give honesty and a comforting and cathartic perception to them. 

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