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Formed in 2007 in Naples, Italian three piece Pipers have undergone a number of changes over the last few years. The band, comprised of Stefano De Stefano (vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica), Stefano “Stoo” Bruno (bass,mandolin, backing vocals) and Marco Magnacca (drums, backing vocals), developed their sound from electric-tinged indie pop to a more mature, layered alt-folk pop sound that has seen them capture the hearts and minds of a number of Britain's most celebrated musicians and bands.
Despite having not even released their debut album at that point, Pipers were personally chosen by Tim Burgess to support The Charlatans in Italy in 2008, and a support slot with Ian Brown swiftly followed. That summer, Pipers were invited to play at a number of UK festivals including Liverpool Sound City, Matthew Street Festival and Creamfields, as their star continued to rise. 2009 saw another support slot offered and gleefully accepted, this time with Starsailor, before the boys signed with indie label Materia Principale. In early 2010 Pipers debut album, No One But Us, was released to critical acclaim in Europe. That summer Stefano was invited to perform an acoustic track at Balcony Tv Dublin.
Having spent most of 2011 touring and rehearsing their new material, Pipers have returned with a refreshed sound more akin to the likes of Elliot Smith and Turin Brakes. They unveiled their new folk inspired tracks supporting Turin Brakes in Northampton earlier in 2012.
The sessions for their second album took place in Wolverhampton at Magic Garden Recording Studios with Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Ocean Colour Scene, Scott Matthews) between March and May 2012; the new record Juliet Grove is due for release in early 2013.