Three Second Kiss


Hometown: Bologna, Italy.

Year Formed: About 1994.

Bio: THREE SECOND KISS - the story so far: 1996 - 2012

Born in Bologna, first record dated in 1996, 6 records so far, two works recorded by Steve Albini (Music out of Music on 2003 and Long Distance on 2008) and one by Ian Burgess (producers of bands like Shellac, Jowbox and Cows), 3 United States tours – one with June of 44 in 2000 and one with Shellac in 2009 – TSK are the first Italian band to be invited in 2002 at the prestigious All Tomorrows Parties festival UK, on the list together with such names like Bonnie Prince Billy, Shellac, Breeders, Smog, Shannon Wright, Shipping News and many others, and they will perform on the current 2012 special ATP UK edition (nov/dec 2012 – The Nightmare before Christmas) together with bands like Shellac, Wire, Mission of Burma, to name just a few.

TSK records have been distributed in Europe by Southern records (with the record Everyday Everyman - on 1998) and then in USA by Dischord rec. from Washington DC (with the record Focal Point - Slowdime rec. on 1999 and Music out of Music on 2003). Today the band is happily home based with the French label Africantape rec,
that put out Long Distance on 2008, the previous record, and that has just released the newest Tastyville. There is a lot of way to do. Never look back.

Massimo Mosca - bass & vocals
Sacha Tilotta - drums
Sergio Carlini - guitar


Tastyville (Africantape rec EU. 2012 - Sickroom rec Usa)
Long Distance (Africantape rec EU 2008 - Sickroom rec Usa)
Music out of Music (Slowdime rec 2003 - Dischord rec distribution)
Focal Point (Slowdime rec 1999 - Dischord rec distribution)
Everyday Everyman (Wide rec 1998 - Southern rec distribution)
For Pain Relief (Lollypop rec 1996)

Do your best to describe the sound of your band in one sentence:

Bigger than life.

What are the most recent activities of your band?

A brand new album - Tastyville - will be put out in November 2012 by Africantape (EU) and Sickroom (USA).

How excited are you to play this event?

Bigger than life!

Do you have a connection with Shellac / an idea why you were chosen to play?

We are friends, we are fans, they kindly invited us to play together several times in Europe and USA.

Which of your releases do you feel ATP attendees should check out first?

No prescriptions. Each of them reflects a state of our sound.

Are there any other currently confirmed bands you're excited about seeing?

We hope to have energy and time to see them all, cause each band is going to be interesting!

If you were curating, name three bands you'd want to play your event...

June of '44 reformed

If you could pick one record release in the last year which would you recommend?

Dirty Three - Toward the Low Sun.

What have your previous experiences at ATP been like? Any favourite memories?

We've been invited at the 2002 ATP edition, and it was a great experience of music, friendship, sharing. I remember with joy and happiness the Todd Trainer dj set!

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