Project Description

Smoke the Bees are an alternative rock band from Turin, Italy, formed in 2012.

Smoke the Bees’ music combines diverse genres and influences creating an distinctive sound with a leading thread. It is intense, atmospheric, reflective, as well as tuneful, irreverent and catchy. This generates a natural empathy from the first listening, diverging from the local music scene and the Italian music in general. Source of inspiration are Radiohead, Sparklehorse, Syd Barrett, and the Icelandic music scene.

What does Smoke the Bees mean?
Smoking the bees is the bee-keeping stage where the bee-keeper injects smoke into the hive. Bees get confused because the smoke mixes up the smells preventing the production of the pheromone that informs the bees of the danger caused by someone breaching their hive. This is a modernist metaphor about society’s homogenisation and individual alienation. Bees in fact get lost and let life cheat them, just like us.

Line-up and Bio
• Lorenzo Rando (guitar, vocals)
• Maze (bass guitar)
• Samir Hadade (drums)