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Donnarumma have a sound that punches you in the face and steals your wallet. The quartet from Adelaide hit hard, combating frustration, angst and desperation through psychotropic indie-rock. Their innovative, genre-jumping arrangements and hook-filled rock on ‘Rollercoaster‘ leaves a lasting impact.

Receiving plenty of attention from global tastemakers including triple jHysteria MagazineAAA Backstage and more, the four-piece are excited to reveal the official video for ‘Rollercoaster’ via GD FRNDS.

Using a highly stylised double exposure method, Liam from production companyVideo International explains their approach for an organic distortion that mirrors the music.

Donnarumma’s track has wild swirls of energy paired next to moments of great vulnerability so we wanted to create a look that would be versatile enough to match the mood of the music through as well as visually represent the different voices in ones’ head,” explains Liam.

‘Rollercoaster’ is the most adrenalised track Donnarumma have done yet. It’s proud, punchy and spares on backlash. It’s a potent echo boom with the group dumping mulch and gravel on their florid rock. After the opening crawl, the song unravels into a salvo of hook-filled, reverberating guitars and wailing rock operatics. This hard-hitting track turns the listener into a gelatinous ooze.

Come 2019, it’ll be time to take your ticket to Donnarumma’s ‘Rollercoaster’ ride as they take the frantic new single on tour. They will perform for the first time in Queensland as well as regular stops across the east coast.

FRIDAY 11 JANUARY | Crown & Anchor Hotel | Adelaide, SA
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THURSDAY 17 JANUARY | Grace Darling Hotel | Melbourne, VIC
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SATURDAY 19 JANUARY | Frankie’s Pizza | Sydney, NSW
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SUNDAY 20 JANUARY | Hamilton Station | Newcastle, NSW
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FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY | Heya Bar | Brisbane, QLD
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SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY | Miami Shark Bar | Gold Coast, QLD
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A rollercoaster ride indeed. You hit so many of my favourite styles of music… some of which I’ve not really heard together before. Anthemic, swirling, delicate, mathy” 
– Gemma Pike, triple j

This song’s like the lifespan of a slinky. Begins elegantly enough with its coils functioning as excepted before it’s then bent, stretched and cartwheeled down the stairs so many times that it’s all skewed and tied itself in knots
– Dave Ruby Howe, triple j

More edge than a dodecahedron
– Hysteria Magazine

One of their most raw and rumbling tracks to date
– Music Feeds

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