History

Blindur

History

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

From 2014, Blindur has toured Italy, Europe and USA, playing over 350 shows and taking part to important international music festivals, such as: SXSW 2018 (Austin – TX), People festival 2018 (Berlin), Iceland Airwaves Festival (2016 and 2017 – Reykjavik), Italiart festival 2019 (Dijon), Body&Soul Festival 2015 (Ireland).

Douring the years, Blindur has collaborated with many artists, like: Damien Rice, J Mascis (Dinosaur JR), Jonathan Wilson, JT Bates (Bon Iver and Big Red Machine), Gyda Valtirsdóttir (Múm), Barzin, Niccolò Fabi, Cristina Donà, Afterhours, The Zen Circus, and many others. Blindur has also worked with Birgir Birgisson, Sigur Rós and Björk’s sound engineer and producer.

Blindur won many important Italian music prizes, like: Critics Award, A.F.I. Award, and Best Performance Award for Musicultura 2020; Premio De Andrè; Premio Bertoli; Premio Buscaglione; Targa Beppe Quirici as best arrangement at Premio Bindi. In 2016 Blindur has been awarded as “Best new band of the year” by KeepOn Magazine; in 2017 the debut album “Blindur” was in the top five of the “Best debut album” for Premio Tenco and “Album of the Year” for Losthighway Magazine.

Blindur has also been involved in the making of the docu-film “Vinilici – perchè il vinile ama la musica”, composing part of the soundtracks and being part of the cast; the preview of Vinilici was presented at “RIFF 2018 – Rome Independent Film Festival”. The docu-film is available on Amazon Prime video (Italy).

From 2018, Blindur is, together with other artists, part of the project “Gli ultimi saranno”. The project has the aim to bring art, music and theater in the Italian penitentiaries.

Blindur has participated with interviews and mini-lives in 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 a 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” EP (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 keys

Carla Grimaldi

violin, keys, back vocals

MichelangeloBencivenga

electric guitar and banjo

Luca Stefanelli

bass guitar and back vocals

Jonathan Maurano

Drums