June 23, 2021

Italian Alternative rock band SMOKING ROGERS has just released their first single “Spiritual Song” from their debut album “Comfort Zone”  to be released on July 20 on Seahorse Recordings .  

Listen to the single “Spiritual Song” on major digital platforms and watch the lyric video here: https://youtu.be/wqvNRuW-DLw

The band comments: “ This song is about pathological narcissism, inability to love and rejection. Blend of clear sounds from the seventies and nineties. As we always say, if we had been born forty years earlier, perhaps we would not have been inspired by anyone. 

” Comfort Zone ” it was produced and recorded by Maurizio Lollobrigida and mixed and mastered by Maurizio Lollobrigida and Alessandro Scerpa at the Officine Zero / Il Merlo Studio in Rome.

The pre-orders of “Comfort Zone”  are active here: https://promo.theorchard.com/vHNwkUuAdlJ7p4ZCI0or?skin=light

The concept of the album is based on the analysis of the difficulty of being accepted in the discovery of one’s identitỳ, and to get out of that “free zone” in which one closes oneself in order to defend it from the arrows of a cultural world increasingly “based on the emptiness” of appearing and being mainstream rather than real. We go from deeply intimate songs ( “Thovez House” , “I Want you to Know” ) to real 90s songs (“One Division Left” , “Spiritual Song” ), from electro-acoustic ballads ( “Pascal-On Stage” ) to decidedly lighter sounds ( “70’s” , “The Butterflies, Daybreak” ), up to the climax noir of “I’ve got Your Eyes ” which locks the security door of the comfort zone.

The songlist of  “Comfort Zone”  is as follows:

Thovez House


One Division Left

Spiritual Song

I Want You To Know

Pascal On Stage


The Butterflies


 I’ve Got Your Eyes

If they had been in the United States thirty years ago SMOKING ROGERS  would probably have spontaneously been part of the Seattle grunge scene, but although this seminal influence is clear, the identity of the band is also much more: a powerful hard rock streak traceable to the Los Angeles scene of the late Eighties, guitars strongly linked to punk culture and a natural tendency to acoustic songwriting.
However, the band’s propensity for dissonances and sharp riffs does not prevent them from exploring different sounds and genres, always letting themselves be guided by their own instincts.

Valeria Di Maggio: Voice, Acoustic Guitar.
Lorenzo Cicerchia: Voice, Electric Guitar.
Maurizio Lollobrigida: Electric guitar.
Alessandro Scerpa: Bass, Choirs.
Teo Lisac: Drums.