TNF Video Premiere: The Designs – “Begin”

With an eclectic blend of influences ranging from metal to cabaret and electronic to goth, The Designs are a band that hails from Italy. While we do know the band’s debut album is in the works, the band, which often defies easy categorization, is one to keep an eye on.

We’re also really excited to be premiering the band’s new video for “Begin”, which combines a throbbing electronic undercurrent with a huge chorus that’s guaranteed to get stuck in your head. Poppy and electronic enough to appeal to the majority while also being heavy enough to bang your head to, “Begin” is one to throw on your playlists, pronto. While it’s difficult to compare The Designs with a specific band, a good descriptor might well be a heavier version of AFI side-project Blaqk Audio. One thing is clear, though. The band’s love of electronic and rock/metal really shines through here.

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Interview: Billy T. Cooper and ‘Sno’ Drake of The Designs

The Designs are an electro groove metal project with cabaret and goth influences created by Billy T. Cooper of JTR Sickert and ‘Sno’ Drake of Snovonne. Billy and Sno are based out of Modena, Italy, have toured Europe extensively with their previous projects, and will be touring the USA later on this year as The Designs. To get a real good feel for The Designs intriguing sound watch the short studio update video after the interview. And one side note – Snovonne was very recently named “Female Visual Artist of 2019” by the American Horrors Channel.

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