Kite, The New EP from Camelias Garden


It’s hard not to like this band, there are so many elements at work here that go so magically well together. Camelias Garden is where you want to be!”

– Peter Thelen, Expose 


Blending nostalgia with a subtle touch of modernity, Camelias Garden made a solid showcase for a band that shows a     lot of promise for the future”

 Raffaella Berry, Prog Sphere

After the debut with the album You Have a Chance (2013, Fading Records), welcomed positively by international and italian critics, Camelias Garden are back with a studio 6-track EP titled Kite.

It has been crafted to be a merge between the rich sound of the first album and the new enriched songwriting elements coming from the substantial line-up change in the band.

Consequently they did a more essential and straight-forward production from different studios in the Eternal City, that brings the band to a more experimental and electric approach.

The album will be distributed worldwide on May 20th, 2015 through the major online stores, with a few promotional physical copies.

  1. Rise (2:05)
  2. Making Things Together (5:10)
  3. Kite (8:27)
  4. Red Light (3:22)
  5. The World Inside You (3:55)
  6. Useless (6:34)

Valerio Smordoni: lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Simone Contini: drums
Alberto Cari: bass guitar

Manolo D’Antonio: electric guitars, 12-string and 6-string guitars, backing vocals
Gian Marco La Serra: piano, keyboards, backing vocals.


Camelias Garden merge together the acoustic and vocal elements of folk songwriting with the instrumental weavings and arrangements of progressive rock and post rock.

The band was born in Rome in 2011 as a solo project of singer and multinstrumentalist Valerio Smordoni to become a full band.

You Have a Chance was their debut album, released in March 2013, which was showcased in the famous roman radio RadioRock and live for Altrock/Fading Records at La Casa di Alex in Milan, selling more than 1000 copies in a short time. This debut let the band start an intense live activity plus positive reviews from international webzines like Prog Sphere and IO Pages, and italian ones like Rockit and Roba da Rocker.

Their music style comes from films, pictures, from green fields and memories of a distant past. The soundtrack of an imaginary movie crafted by vocal harmonies, synthesizers and acoustic guitars.

In Sept. 2013 they were on the front page of ExitWell magazine.

In March 2014 they were semifinalists at Arezzo Wave festival.

In May 2014 the win the critics award at Roma Folk Fest festival.

One thought on “Kite, The New EP from Camelias Garden

  1. Nicely covered, Brad. i have their first album where truly beautiful sounds surround you on that one. Very sweet and gentle indeed. Love to hunker down on a big chair in the afternoons and listen to that one from time to time. Started off with a very strong track ‘Some Stories’ and just got better. Here’s a live performance of the first track



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