Potatoes On Mars! The New Hit Album by Andrea Pizzo & The Purple Mice.

This is the album we need right now in this crazy world. Taking us through all the emotions on a magical journey to mars, this album slaps in all the right places.

Potatoes on Mars is the album no one knew we needed, oh but we did! The name makes as much sense as the world right now, however the music speaks for Itself! The mystery of life they talk about it completely accurate and connects deeply with the audience. In these hard times we need potatoes on Mars, this masterpiece is the brainchild of Andrea Pizzo & The Purple Mice.


Andrea Pizzo and the Purple Mice is a group of different artists who started to work together in a musical project around Andrea Pizzo's voice and his idea to create a concept album about the Universe and some human deepest dreams.


In 2019 Andrea and Raffaella decided to gather their different natures in a common expressive project, in which they cooperate writing lyrics and music, singing and making videos. This challenge allows Andrea to conjugate both his passions, singing and stars, creating and experiencing different musical styles in a multiple project: an album of songs dedicated to planets and space explorations.


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The album starts super uplifting, with the message of never give it up and never let it go. This is very powerful and evident in the opening track ‘Keep On Searching’


But what one must note from this song is the guitar solo wow… you have to hear it for yourself. This just left me wanting more.The second track ‘Song Of Nothing’ starts with a dreamy pad and followed by an incredible guitar, this one is more emotional but follows on perfectly from 'Keep On searching'.


The vocals are incredibly powerful but this is a perfect match with the guitar. Everything passes by and nothing will remain of us is the tag line, and this is something we all feel.


We head onto 'Amoung The Star's that has this really outstanding baseline, this is very uplifting and funky. The versatility of this album speaks for itself. The band are able to chop and change emotions and styles easily.

Now we get to the main event, this is yet another style from the band, The Title track 'Potatoes On Mars' makes total sense to me and is basically how I feel about life. It has this old school vibe and also includes Potatoes, what else does a man need?


Now after this just wow, this next song would be the perfect opening to a show, I can imagine the band coming up from the ground onto the stage, the incredible stings are met with a long powerful buildup, synths and distant vocals light us up. This prepares us for what’s to come, and with that we then explode into life.


'Jupiter and the Galilean moons' is an all round great song, it has so many elements to it and I really love this one. This 9 minute masterpiece changes entirely throughout, I can’t express to you how incredible and unique this is.


We then 'Go Fishing In The Ocean of Enceladas' This beautiful duet combining female and male vocals in Incredibly emotional, with changing riffs, epic drums and spacey pads this track takes us right into space.


After this we head into Track 7 'Pale Blue Dot' which is almost medievally epic. It starts with male vocals and once again takes us on another journey. I just love the acoustic guitar in this song. The versatility of this album speaks for itself.

'Goldilocks Zon'e is the next track and flows perfectly from 'Pale Blue Dot'. This one has tantalising vocals and a mellow vibe.

'Masters Of The Galaxy' is one of my favourite songs on the album. It starts with a really cool arpegio then explodes into live with the full band coming in. This one is a true rock song and wakes us up after putting us through all the emotions, as they say they are the Masters Of The Galaxy and they arent wrong. This has a really cool Guitar solo as well. Its an explosion of sound and passion throughout.

We head onto the second to last track 'Road To Universe' Which could be a Guns and Roses song at first. It starts with the classic epic guitar that goes throughout this album. This song has a really cool twist with a piano breakdown, that turns mellow and beautiful.


The Album ends with 'Starship To Heaven' with a really cool synth to start and the beautiful vocals come in surrounded by the power of the rest of the band. Once again the incredible guitar stands out on top of fantastic vocals, bass and synth melodies. What a truly beautiful end to an amazing album, that we will be listening to for years to come.


Im going to have to give this album 5 out out 5. 10/10, its fantastic. To think this is what can be achieved as an Independent artist, this album brings us up and brings us down, it pulls us through all the emotions and the blast off to space.


We were lucky enough to sit down with the band, read our exclusive interview here!



1. Can you tell us the story behind your newest release Potatoes on Mars?


We are a group of different artists who started to work together in a musical project around Andrea’s voice and his idea to create a concept album about the Universe and some human deepest dreams. In 2019 Andrea and Raffaella decided to gather their different natures in a common expressive project, in which they cooperate writing lyrics and music, singing and making videos. This challenge allows Andrea to conjugate both his passions, singing and stars, creating and experiencing different musical styles in a multiple project: an album of songs dedicated to planets and space explorations.


2. Who are some of your greatest Inspirations?


We all love great musicians of the 70s and 80s, great bands like Queen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, King Crimson and many others.


3. If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be?


We are currently working on a new project and we have invited some friends of ours, who are also fantastic musicians, it will be a surprise. You will see it in our upcoming releases.


4. What's next for you guys? Do you have any more releases lined up?


We intend to release new songs continuously, we have a lot of fun working in the studio and we have a lot of new ideas.


5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?


We hope to release many other songs and several new projects, to make ourselves known again, not only among science fiction and progressive rock fans. Our first work aroused a lot of interest in the indie underground. We look forward to further consolidating this fanbase. 6. Do you have any new shows coming up? At the moment no, it's not easy for how we are structured: Roberto plays all the instruments. But in the future, who knows, we will also have much more ideas to present to the public in a live show.


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Website: https://andreapizzo1977.wixsite.com/purplemice/


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreapizzo1977/


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mrpink77


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7EVlN5lRqIfrLnVRoCEu9Q?si=ZqrA3TGPTqCxgFqCj3vevQ


AppleMusic: https://music.apple.com/it/artist/andrea-pizzo/1513307044



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