Christine Plays Viola are a Darkwave/Goth Rock Italian band, formed in Pratola Peligna in 2008. After appearing on some compilations and after publishing a self-produced EP, the boys have successfully participated in several local competitions, reached the top spot of the "Orquestra 6 Alternatives Contest", the most significant event for the Italian alternative music and first place for central Italy in the selection "Italy Wave Love Festival" 2010.
All this and their decent work have done so quickly that would increase the band's reputation at home and abroad, crowned by an agreement with the German label Af -Music for the release of their first full-length album "Innocent Awareness". While listening, the music seems to be a reflection of moods and effects, tissue in anatomy of the songs, the sound shines with its many layers, each of which seems full of different details, flowing in a lovely combination, a variety of feelings and conditions that seduces your acoustic perception in a vague tide of genres.
The album of the band since its release has a remarkable success in the landscape dark: there are many songs on the album being played by DJs in their playlist, and some of these songs can be heard in Europe in the most popular night clubs. Meanwhile, the album is considered one of the best productions of the year 2011 in the scene dark/gothic polls by year-end radio, websites and magazines; particularly noteworthy is the quote from one of the gurus of the scene, Mick Mercer, that celebrates the album as one of the top 30 of 2011.
In June 2012 the band released a new promo of 4 tracks which includes the song "Keep My Warm Scorn" a great collaboration with vocalist Rosetta Garrì from The Spiritual Bat .
In January 2013, CPV has been band of the year in Static Magazin Germany and the song "Keep My Scorn Warm" is the most played in the contest VIRUS G and is consistently in the top ten of European alternative, in fact reaching the top spot in December 2012.
The band has achieved a good experience live mainly abroad (Germany, France, Austria, the areas most trodden) and has shared the stage with bands such as Rhombus, Distorted Pictures, Pretentious Moi?, The Last Cry, Lotus Feed, Vendemmian, Twisted Nerve, ChameleonsVox, Aeon Sable, Grooving in Green, The Stomprash, Red Sun Revival, The Last Cry, Berlin Black and many others.
After realizing the new E.P. "Leocadia", by the end of the year we’ll realize our second full-length which will be a concept album inspired by the series of "Black Paintings" by the great Spanish artist Francisco Goya.