From the Cold Light of This Winter
Post Meridian Soul
March Division is an alternative musicians & producers collective currently composed by Andy Vitali (Vocals, guitars, bass, synths, programming & production), Emanuele Platania (Drum, percussions and drum machines) and Mattia Pissavini (Keyboards, synths & production)
Founded in late 2010, March Division sing about love in post-atomic landscapes, wars of modern times, failures of modern society, memories of youth, suburban hopes and dreams as a way out.
2012 – 2013
Their debut album “Radio Daydream” was released in Italy by My Place Records in January 2012.
In September 2012 they played on the roof of the IBAT college in Dublin for Balcony TV closing their first promotional tour. They then started recording the new album in their own studio in the Alps.
In July 2013 the band played at Rock in Roma supporting Neil Young and continued as opening act in November supporting The Rainband from Manchester.
In February they released “Right On My Way”, the first single from their upcoming second album. The video of the song was released as “Video of the day” on Rolling Stone Italy and made its TV debut with a one week heavy rotation on Rock TV Italy.
In July they played at Rock in Roma for the second time supporting Paolo Nutini and The Rainband.
Their second album “Post Meridian Soul” was released in October with Irma Records and Ocarina Management.
They started their first Italian tour that drove them all over the country for several months with more than 40 gigs.
In November they released the third single ‘Friday Will Come” which was broadcast several times on independent radio stations.
While the band was on tour in February, they released Luca Urbani’s (SOERBA) remix of ‘Sell-by date’ with a self-produced video, shot during a day-off in Vasto.
After a gig in Trieste in late February, they also recorded an unplugged session for Sofar Sounds Trieste.
After finishing the tour in July with their gig at the DIZ Festival in Milan, in November they released an album called “From The Cold Light Of This Winter”, featuring outtakes and re-arranged versions of the songs from the first two LPs, along with the video of “Downtown Devil” single, shot in London by the band.
They also remixed songs from Italian indie bands like We Are Waves and The Doormen.
2016 – 2017
In January they embarked on a new promotional tour where they presented a more stripped-back live set, playing also at the Rock’n’Roll Marathon in Liverpool.
They spent most of 2016 experimenting with new synths and recording the third album.
In April they finished recording and mixing the new stuff, then in July they released a new song, “Pale Noon”.
A new EP called “ABSENCE” was released later in October along with the new single “Shake Me Gently” that was premiered on Rolling Stone Italia.
The new album is due to be released in 2018.