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After appearing on several compilations and after scoring three self-produced EP, in 2011 the band debuts with its first album Innocent Awareness on Af Music label. In June 2012 the band released a new EP of four songs named Promo 2012. In May 2014, for the German label Cold Insanity Music, was released the second full length of Christine Plays Viola entitled Vacua, an ambitious concept album inspired by the series of “Black Paintings” by the great Spanish artist Francisco Goya. Starting from March 2015 the collaboration with the French label Manic Depression begins with the release of a 7” Vinyl EP named The Stars Can’t Frighten and the year after with the third album called Spooky Obsessions.
The band returns in 2018 with the E.P. The bonds should be only silver threads in which is contained a great collaboration in the song Solitary Abuse with Miro Sassolini, ex-singer of one of the most iconic Italian band of the 80s, Diaframma.
The new album will be released in the early months of 2020.
Since the beginning of his career the band has played live in Europe (Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, England, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland) sharing the stage with bands like Das Ich, Clan Of Xymox, Chameleons Vox , And Also The Trees, Pink Turns Blue, Modern English, She Past Away, 1919.
Worthy of note is the participation at the prestigious Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig in May 2016.
Many of CPV songs are played by different DJs of clubs and radios and some of their songs ended up in compilations and playlists of gothic / darkwave genre.
Here’s what they think of us:
…Italy’s quartet Christine Plays Viola is different from every other genus in the current Goth…
By Billyphobia from Terra Relicta
…CPV songs have own catchy arrangements and effective harmonies and melodies, woven in an atmospheric shade that crawls in your ear for occupying body and soul…
By Peer Lebrecht from Reflections Of Darkness
…CPV is one of the most interesting bands of today; when I listened for the first time to this band, it captured my attention. They have great imagination, innovative ideas, and they are very talented musicians who can translate those ideas into awesome songs…
By Daniel Olvera from Gothic Rock
…The music of CPV is exceptionally melodic, darkly painted and atmospheric…
By Marija Buljeta from AltVENGER Magazine