On 22 February 2019 Killing Cartisano releases a special live version of ‘Hysterical Ladies’ from her new album ‘KC Vol. 1’. The track follows hot on the heels of ‘The Drunk Man’ ‘Let Me Go’ and ‘Sky Stolen’ singles.
Of Hysterical Ladies, Killing Cartisano, AKA Roberta Cartisano, says: “Hysterical Ladies is about New York and Paris’s attacks; It’s surreal conversation. I’m talking to New York and Paris as if they were such a beautiful ladies, wounded, confused and adrift. With the face dirty of dust and mascara.”
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Killing Cartisano is Roberta Cartisano, Italian multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and session-musician, and, marking a departure from Roberta’s previous recordings under her own name, Killing Cartisano is also Roberta’s new incarnation. Influenced by psychedelic folk-rock, orchestral pop, cinematic funk and trip hop, her last album L’ultimo Cuore – The Last Heart, received rave reviews in her native Italy, where she was called ‘a pioneer of visionary sound’. Her original song-writing is highly personal and vivid, encapsulating the term ‘emotional rock’.
After Getting in touch with San Francisco’s underground music scene during her travels, inspired by Bay Area vibes Roberta morphed into Killing Cartisano. K.C. is produced by Bay Area producer George S. Rosenthal and Roberta together. A hybrid of Roberta’s musical roots and all San Francisco band. Rosenthal also gathered some of the best local session musicians to perform Roberta’s arrangements, giving a west- coast vibe to the record. “It’s the ‘Frisco energy of an old, short-on-melatonin, rock-girl from Southern Europe” says Cartisano.
In support of her last album she embarked on a long tour, taking in more than 100 shows. As a songwriter and session-musician (bass, piano synth) she has shared the stage with musicians such as Hugo Race (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Marta Collica (John Parish Band), Enrico Gabrielli (P.J. Harvey) and more.