Corkskrew come from the Mediterrenian island of Malta making music that is a powerful mixture of electronic pop with rock sensibilites reminiscent of Garbage and Blondie. The band's songs deal with snapshots of everyday life; love, loss of loved ones, insecurity, change... In June 2002 Corkskrew released their first album entitled 'Micromania' (a reference to the importance of the self in a shrinking world). The album brought to an end a chapter that lasted some 5 years during which the band transformed and re-invented itself in search for it's sonic identity. Micromania was one of the top selling albums in Malta establishing the band on the local scene and landing it local support slots for established international acts like Elton John, Faithless, and Kosheen. Feeding their appitite for a larger audience, Corkskrew have recently broadened their horizons and succesfully managed to secure airtime in over 100 US college radio stations. They followed this up with speciality mix spins on comercial radios across America. In April 2004 Corkskrew visited Austria for a 7 date promo tour that saw the band perform alongside other Austrian bands and also recording a mini live set for FM4, one of Austria's leading alternative radio stations. Today Corkskrew are writing and recording songs for their second album. Once again on a twisting path of transformation, their new material highlights a rougher edge doing away with the synthetic gloss of Micromania's electrocuted sound. The album is planned for release in late 2004. Corkskrew are Diane Micallef on vocals, Lincoln Spiteri on guitars and synth programming, Cliff Smith on bass, and Franco Aloisio on drums.
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