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Sciocco's melodic pop creeps into the listener's brain, bewitches their heart and infects their soul.
Sciocco is singer/songwriter Nick Malena, who has been making music in many guises for more than 17 years, not least as part of British band Negative For Francis.
The Guardian Guide named their debut record Save Yr Money single of the week. This track and their second release, the double A-side Losing Control/Love Bug, was produced by Paul Epworth and received rave reviews from the likes of Drowned In Sound and Artrocker. The boys supported Babyshambles around the UK and toured Europe, but despite their critical acclaim, they split up in November 2006.
Since then, the band's frontman, bassist and songwriter Nick has been writing and making music on his own under the name Sciocco.
Taking inspiration from influences as diverse as Devo, Simon & Garfunkel and Michael Jackson, Nick enjoys experimenting with a multitude of genres - from pop, dance and electro to folk, blues, ballads and reworked covers. His song Rows was named Track Of The Day by The Times Online.