History

Blindur

History

Blindur is the project of the songwriter and producer Massimo De Vita.

From 2014, Blindur played over 400 concerts in Italy, Europe and USA, performing at important international festivals, like: Iceland Airwaves Festival (2016 and 2017 – Reykjavik); SXSW 2018 (Austin – TX); People festival 2018 (Berlin); Body&Soul Festival 2015 (Ireland); Italiart festival 2019 (Dijon, France).

During the years, Blindur featured with many artists: Damien Rice, J Mascis (Dinosaur JR), Jonathan Wilson, JT Bates (Bon Iver and Big Red Machine), Gyda Valtirsdottir (Mum), Barzin, Niccolò Fabi, Cristina Donà, The Zen Circus and many others.

For his recordings, Blindur collaborates with Birgir Birgisson, Sigur Ros and Bjork’s sound engineer and producer.

From 2018 Blindur is part of the project “Gli Ultimi Saranno”, a group of different artists who is still touring the italian penitentiaries.

Blindur won many musical prizes like: Premio Bertoli; Premio De Andrè; Premio Buscaglione; Premio Discodays; Critics’ Award, Premio AFI and Best Performance Award for Musicultura 2020; Best Arrangement Award for Premio Bindi 2020; Voci per la libertà – Una canzone per Amnesty international 2021.

In 2016 Blindur was “Best new band of the year” for KeepOn magazine; in 2017 the debut album was in the top five of the “Best first album category” for Tenco prize and Album of the year for Losthighway Magazine.

Blindur is also in the cast of “Vinilici – perchè il vinile ama la musica”, a short movie for which Blindur has composed part of the soundtrack; the preview of the film was at “RIFF 2018 – Rome Independent Film Festival” and the short movie is now available on Amazon prime video Italy.

Blindur published 2 albums and 4 EPs for La Tempesta Dischi, one of the most important independent italian labels. The new album will be published on September 2022 with La Tempesta Dischi.

Blindur has participated with interviews and minilives to many radio programs such as Rai Radio1 Music Club, Rai Radio 1 Stereonotte, Rai Radio 1 Un giorno da gambero; Radio 2 Social club on Radio Rai 2; Zazà on Radio Rai 3; Tropical Pizza on Radio Deejay; Radio Popolare Network Minisonica and many others national and local radio broadcasts.
Blindur was also guest of many television programs such as:
morning edition of the National TG 1; L’Italia con voi on Rai Italia international; Nessun Dorma on Rai5; 1Mattina on Rai1; Musicultura prize on Rai2.

Discography:
“Il punto di rottura” 45giri (2020 – La Tempesta Dischi)
“3000remiX” EP (2020 – La Tempesta Dischi);
“A” Album (2019 – La Tempesta Dischi);
“Mozzarella Session” EP (2017 – Manita Dischi in & Rollingstone Italia);
“Blindur” Album (2017 – La Tempesta Dischi)
“Solo andata – live in giardino” EP (2015 – self”.
“Casa Lavica – live session” EP (2014 – self);

Line-Up

Massimo De Vita

vocals, guitar and percussion

Carla Grimaldi

violin and back vocals