Here we are, breaking eight months of silence!
We have waited so long not only due to the well known pandemic disaster, but also because we have planned a new chapter of the band, behind which there was a plan requiring eight months and that we will show you in a few days.
We are glad to move our studio activity on Youtube, in a format that will give much more space to storytelling.
We will restart from Andy's Youtube channel, a place that probably the most recent viewers of this website know and that in recent months has faced a happy growth. By the way: thanks!
In about a week - give or take a day - we will start with the first video, in which we will tell you a little about what has happened in recent months. The video will be in Italian, plus a music-only version of the future chapters on our Youtube channel (The Selfish Cales).
See you soon!
In these unhappy days of isolation, Andy and the good old Gabriel Cale met on Youtube to perform the opening track of Gabriel's first EP. All recorded and performed at home, of course!
A song that remembers the first years of our band, and which Andy affectionately approached the guitar, bass and backing vocals.
Like everyone in our country, we have been impacted by Coronavirus restrictions, that will keep us away from our beloved rehearsal room for some weeks.
Andy, meanwhile, will wait the end of this sad period with some videos on Youtube, scheduled for these weeks.
We hope to embrace you again as soon as possible! ??❤️
Here we are: we conclude this year with 8 new tracks, a result of two years of new line-up. One of the best alchemy in the band's history!
2020 has all the requirements for a new album, to which we will dedicate a large part of the year to come.
In the meantime, see you in the Andy Cale Youtube channel, which in the last period has received a good amount of feedback and subscriptions that encourage us to continue on this path. No longer a spin-off, but a journey with the Cales themselves: a video every two weeks, with guitars and musical instruments (language: Italian).
Best wishes to you all; best wishes to all your projects and all that manifest your individuality.
And how did the Doors, without bass player?
A curious, fascinating story: the Piano Bass, a low octave keyboard, and its sporadic appearances in the Rock history.
And also about that time he saved us a gig!
Our journey through musical instruments continues; today is the mandolin's turn, with two splendid pieces (one Gibson and one Dobro) from the collection of our keyboardist Alberto!
Join Andy Cale - Youtube Channel to find all the other episodes around
guitars, amplifiers and musical instruments from the world!
What a blast!
We'll Spend this Sunday with a lot of backline to tidy up, but we look back at these last two days with great satisfaction: two beautifully organized events and lots of new people.
Thanks to all, it's been really gratifying. We hope to come back to the live stage until the end of the year!
(Pic by Ste Brovetto from Reset Festival)
That time has come: holidays are finally arrived, we wish you a great summer!
See you in September with new stories, and a live act scheduled in autumn!
As for the last two years, Andy will do a vlog of his vacation (IT); follow him on Instagram follow to get some spoilers on this year's location!
From today, Andy will not longer be part of his side Project "Kraanston". As bassist and lead voice, Andy joined the Sludge-Metal project in 2016,
releasing the first album "Northern Influence" in March 2019.
This is caused by a very troubled studio and promotional activity during the last year, which compromised every future plan.
Fabio (guitar, voice) is the only member left; for this reason the project will be idle for undetermined time. My esteem for Fabio will remain unchanged, wishing that he can continue his musical activity in the next years.
The album "Northern Influence" is now available in free download @ Bandcamp.
Andy's musical path surely continues in The Selfish Cales, and in his Youtube Channel (IT) about musical instruments, travel blog (sometimes) and weird food reviews.
I take the opportunity to wish you good holidays!
Best wishes to our Andy Cale, 30 years old today!
Here in a photo dating back to its bass days ?
(Making Of "Psychedelic Eyes" Videoclip, Summer '11 ?)
Follow him on his Youtube Channel!
Happy birthday to our Keyboardist, Alberto!
Starting today, in addition, his debut on Youtube: Alberto will be a guest of Andy in various episodes of the "Musical Instruments" Youtube series, with stories, insights and road tests of ethnic
or unconventional instruments.
The protagonist of this first episode is the Hang Drum!
Watch Here (Italian)
Our second "Live In studio" Videoclip is out now: Smokey Shades, taken from our latest album "Haapsalu"! Performed in our Rehearsal Room.
Back to #liveinstudio! Matter of weeks, and we'll return on Youtube with another session from our rehearsal room.
Meanwhile, another great review from Rockit. Many thanks to Mattia Nesto!
"Haapsalu presents the desire to continue the cycle of musical experimentation that has characterized the evolution of The Selfish Cales during their career: a powerful work, well studied and well
done. Nothing is left to random and the details that stand out during listening confirm the remarkable result of this latest work."
We are proud to share some other great feedbacks from our last album, Haapsalu! You can find the latest review in the press section.
Andy's alter-ego is back: Kraanston!
Andy's side-project has released the new, first album "Northern Influence", recommended to all Metalheads: a hybrid that combines the sludge/thrash of High On Fire with the prog/death of Cynic, with slowdowns reminiscent of the masters of doom Cathedral.
Listen on Bandcamp!
Happy birthday, "Throw Your Watch To The Water"!
In occasion of the fourth anniversary of our second album, here's a gift for you: available in free download @ Bandcamp until 15 March!
Just insert 0€ as price in "buy album" section ;)
Back to the stage! New gig scheduled @ Circolo ARCI Camalli, Imperia, February 16th!
The "Fairytales, Nowadays" lyric video was made by Andy, with a composition of waxworks progressively added in the frame.
During the making of there was a curious out-of-program, in which Andy was able to show off his bad votes in Physics in his high school days. Final crackling theme! ?
You can find it in our Video section!
We conclude this year happily, thankful to all who spent some words, feedback and interest to our latest album, Haapsalu. By the way: take a look to the new Andy's interview made by Metal
Heads Forever Magazine!
We salute this year with a new song taken from Haapsalu: Fairytales, Nowadays.
Watch the lyric video dedicated to the most intimate song of our latest album, giving you the best wishes for a radiant and successful new year!
We are very excited to share this story: Andy has recently been interviewed by Ohtuleht - one of the main newspapers in Estonia - about the inspiration that led him to compose "Haapsalu", and the baltic influences in our latest album.
A wonderful occasion, in which share with the Estonian readers the influence of that holiday day at Haapsalu in the composition of our last album, three years ago.
Many thanks to Terttu Jazepov!
You can also find the full article (Estonian) in our press section.
Pic related: Andy on the roof of Viru Hotel, Tallinn, August 2015.
A Radio appointment tonight! Andy Cale will talk about the latest album in a interview for Radio Capodistria (SLO), "Sonoricamente 2.0"! The interview will be entirely in Italian.
You can listen it in FM frequencies (Friuli, Veneto, Istria, Slovenia), TV Sat or through this link.
First broadcast at 22:30 PM, Wednesday 5 Dicember. You can find the replies Friday and Saturday at the same hour, or Sunday ad 23:30 PM.
First reviews coming from Italy! Thanks to Traks, Rockshock and Musicmap for the good feedbacks about Haapsalu.
You can find the new Haapsalu's press section with reviews, interviews and web stuff here.
The CD version of Haapsalu is now available! You can find it in our Shop.
Plus, we finally come back on stage with two gigs!
- 16 November @ Pop, Turin
- 12 January @ Circolo Arci Camalli, Imperia
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That day has come: we are excited to present our third album Haapsalu, now available in digital streaming and download @ Spotify, Bandcamp, Itunes, Amazon and Youtube Music. A CD version is scheduled for the next month!
In the background, Haapsalu: a village of eleven thousand souls in the West of Estonia, protagonist of a trip made two years ago that influenced the whole album production. It's been a wandering course with many changes, in which we have done all our best in composition and studio activity.