The New Ultraviolet Vanish p/k/a The NUV is an Italian alt-punk rock band that has drawn comparisons to the Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Sex Pistols, and Velvet Underground. The band has criss-crossed the Atlantic honing their skills as musicians; first re-locating to Montreal, Quebec, where they tinkered with the line-up and learned to sing in English, then returning to Europe to record and tour in support of their no-holds-barred debut album Top Model Super Fashion.
Hailing from Milan, Italy, the New Ultraviolet Vanish, which consists of lead singer/guitarist Demis Tripoldi, vocalist/guitarist Leonardo Sergun, bassist Dante Brin, and drummer Andrea Caristo, was heavily-influenced by writer Anthony Burgess' dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange.
The band was originally conceived as the New Ultra Violence, a term used by Burgess to describe unprovoked, brutally violent acts committed for mere entertainment. Politically incorrect by design, the NUV similarly make no pretense to be anything other than a kick ass rock band bent on having fun.
"Burgess has influenced our lyrics very much, if not in style, for sure in insane and schizoid tragicomedy images," says Demis in a recent interview with Italian entertainment magazine KULT Underground. "We are also indebted to Honey for the Bears, but A Clockwork Orange has influenced our lives in general, revealing the 'free will' in its primordial sense."
Top Model Super Fashion is an enjoyable mix of sadism and satire, as evidenced on the NUV's hard-driving, voyeuristic first single, "Jennifer", which deals with cyber sex, the neo-grunge ethos of "Nobel", and light-hearted pop radio fare about lost love, like the endearing "Cupido's Death".