Australian Rock of the 1980s | A.L. Music on Bands Influenced by The Angels and Rose Tattoo

This post is one in a series of interviews about Aldo Leopardi and his music. In this edition, hear from Curt Sautter, independent music marketer and the founder of indie label Delirium Records.   Some U.S. audiences may not know why Aussies rocked the 1980s. What makes their sound distinct? Australian rock from the 1980s […]

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The Legacy of Australian Hard Rock: Bands Influenced by AC/DC, Cold Chisel, and Other Icons

Curt Sautter, independent record producer and the founder of indie label Delirium Records, sits down for an interview in our blog series about Aldo Leopardi. Curt, what defines “Australian hard rock” and what is its impact? We talked before about classic rock from Australia, and there are a lot of similarities with it and hard […]

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Know Your Rock: Australian Greats and Bands Influenced by The Angels, Rose Tattoo, and Cold Chisel

 In this post, we continue our series of interviews about Aldo Leopardi with Curt Sautter, independent record producer and the founder of indie label Delirium Records. Do you need to have listened to a lot of Australian rock to appreciate Aldo Leopardi’s sound? I can listen to [Aldo’s] “Villains & Heroes” or “Always Be” and […]

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Modern Meets Classic: Rock Bands Influenced by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Other Legends of the Stage

 In this post, we continue our series of interviews about Aldo Leopardi. Below, read our conversation with Curt Sautter, independent record producer and the founder of indie label Delirium Records. Why do you think classic rock is important? Classic rock is important because there are thousands of bands influenced by The Rolling Stones and bands […]

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Rock Doesn’t Die. It Reinvents: AL Music on Bands Influenced by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin

This post is one in a series of interviews about Aldo Leopardi and his music. Below, we hear from Curt Sautter, independent record producer and the founder of indie label Delirium Records. Classic rock has had an impact on a lot of today’s music, but the term gets used in a lot of different ways. […]

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Simply Awesome: AL Music Looks at Bands Influenced by The Cars, Icehouse, and the Power Pop / New Wave Revolution

This post is one in a series of interviews about Aldo Leopardi and his music. This time, we talk with Curt Sautter, independent record producer and the founder of indie label Delirium Records. Curt, do you think pop and new wave still have a place in modern rock? Absolutely. I think it’s easy to argue […]

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Aldo Leopardi in the Studio – What’s on the Horizon?

Villains and Heroes was a major step forward for Aldo Leopardi, both musically and personally. The lyrical and sonic texture of the record touch thematically on a number of universal concepts and personal experiences, from love and relationships to coming of age and hard won wisdom. Each song on Villains and Heroes carries layers of […]

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Aldo Leopardi on Modern Rock Bands

Aldo has straightforward ambitions for his latest EP, Villains and Heroes: “What I want most is for as many people to hear this record as possible,” he says. In fact, he’s donating the proceeds from the EP’s sale to Paulina’s Promise. But just because money’s no object doesn’t mean that Aldo’s goals aren’t big. As […]

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“Not Enough” Aldo Leopardi on the Radio – News Update

Greetings Villains & Heroes!   We have some exciting news as well as a few updates that we wanted to pass along to you! The first is that Aldo’s song “Not Enough” is being played on a couple of radio stations in Colorado! KSPN in Aspen and KFMU in Steamboat Springs are both playing the […]

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The Roots of the Aldo Leopardi Sound

You never forget that moment when you realize your calling. For Aldo Leopardi, it was when he was just ten years old. “I was watching TV, brushing my chompers and AC/DC came on, playing ‘Jailbreak.’ I was hooked,” he said. “I thought, wow, that’s a pretty shitty theme they are singing about, but they are […]

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